Online booking of air tickets registers 7% growth

01 Nov,2012

By A Correspondent

 

The Internet Economy Watch Report for the month of September 2012, released by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) indicates a marginal growth of 7 percent in online booking of air tickets when compared with the numbers of corresponding month last year. Air tickets booked online in September 2012 were 1.55 million as compared to 1.46 million in September 2011. The growth rate is the lowest when compared with the numbers of the previous months of the current financial year. The online bookings on irctc.com witnessed y-o-y growth of 17 percent with 5.77 million online bookings in September 2012 as compared to 4.92 million in September 2011.

 

Source: IAMAI/ Online Travel Portals

 

According to the data captured from prominent e-tailing sites in the monthly tracker, the online user visit to mobile phone and book segment has increased by 17 percent and 27 percent respectively, when compared to the numbers of corresponding month last year. A significant increase has been registered in the online user visit to branded apparel segment. The number of hits has increased to 5.99 million in September 2012 from 4.62 million in September 2011. The online user visit to footwear segment increased from 3.94 million in September 2011 to 4.49 million in September 2012, a y-o-y increase of 14 percent.

 

Source: IAMAI/e-Commerce sites

 

In September 2012, the number of resume uploads on job portals and profile uploads on matrimonial sites has indicated a y-o-y growth of 6 percent and 13 percent respectively. While the number of resume uploads in September 2012 was 1.75 million as compared to 1.65 million in corresponding month last year, the number of profile upload on matrimonial websites was 1.18 million in September 2012 as compared to 1.04 million September 2011.

 

Source: IAMAI/ Vertical Classifieds

 

The monthly internet tracker by IAMAI is based on absolute numbers captured from various relevant sites, and encapsulates online usage for E-tailing, Online Travel and Vertical Classifieds.

 

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