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Ixigo launches search engine for budget hotels

Travel search marketplace Ixigo has launched a meta search called Super Value Hotels for curated budget hotels on its platform. Super Value Hotels has a collection of 2,500 budget hotels across 80 cities with rooms ranging from Rs 599 to Rs 2,499 and will include amenities like AC, TV, room service, breakfast and WiFi. The company will launch an app for the search soon and double the number of cities and budget hotel listings by December. It will aggregate and compare deals across branded budget hotel aggregators like Oyo Rooms, Zo Rooms, Wudstay, Vista Rooms along with independent hotels. Super Value Hotels search will also aggregate info from Booking.com, Ginger Hotels, MakeMyTrip, Hotels.com, Goibibo and Agoda, where users will be able to compare hotel prices, ratings, reviews and amenities. IndianBackpacker acquisition: In August, Ixigo acquired all the intellectual property of Desi Backpacking Travelers, the company that runs IndianBackpacker, for an undisclosed amount. The company added a ‘booking’ section to the IndianBackpacker website. Rutogo acquisition: In the same month, Ixigo acquired Rutogo, an intercity cab aggregator for an undisclosed amount to help in scaling Ixigo’s cabs app by building a marketplace for intercity taxi owners and vendors. Ixigo Cabs: Ixigo launched an Android app called ixigo Cabs which aggregated cab info from places near the users, in April. At that time, the company had said that it had tied up with major taxi aggregator apps and curated a list of reliable taxi operators in major towns, with plans to expand to…

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