Online train booking , air ticketing grow at 36% year on year

New Delhi: The Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) today released ‘Internet Economy Watch’ for the month of June 2012. The tracker, based on absolute numbers captured from various relevant sites, encapsulates online usage for E-tailing, Online Travel and Vertical Classifieds.

A notable spurt is witnessed in e-ticketing category with irctc.com and airlines recording a y-o-y growth of 36% when compared to the figures of corresponding months last year. While 5.83 million bookings were registered on irctc.com in June 2012 as compared to 4.30 million in June 2011, airlines witnessed 1.45 million online bookings for the month of June 2012 as compared to 1.07 million in the corresponding period last year. During the quarter April – June 2012, irctc.com registered an all time high of 6.22 million e-bookings in May 2012, while e-ticketing with airlines touched 1.92 million bookings in April 2012.

Data captured from 29 e-tailing sites reports an annual increase in online user visit to spa & restaurant category from 0.61 million in June 2011 to 0.75 million in June 2012 showing a year on year growth of 24%. The branded apparel category witnessed 5.39 million visits in June 2012 as compared to 4.40 million visits in the corresponding period last year. On the other hand, designer labels segment saw a y-o-y growth of 21% with 1.73 million online visits registered in June 2012 as compared to 1.43 million visits in June 2011.

While the number of resume uploads on recruitment sites has gone down from 3.43 million in June 2011 to 2.44 million in June 2012, the profile uploads on matrimonial sites is marginally up from 2.34 million in June 2011 to 2.36 million in June 2012.

During the quarter April – June 2012, the month of May has seen the highest traffic of online users with e-ticket bookings at irctc.com, resume uploads on recruitment sites and visits in e-tailing of branded apparels, footwear and designer labels.

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