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Mumbai, April 18th, 2006:- Travelguru, India's first travel portal to offer metasearch technology, today announced a special offer of free air tickets exclusively for Citibank credit/debit card and Diners Club card members.. The offer designed especially to benefit Citibank card members, is an easy way of earning a free, one-way ticket between different destinations, based on the amount spent by the card member.

Sharing details about this exclusive three month long, Mr. Ashwin Damera, co-founder and CEO of Travelguru said, “We are delighted to bring Citibank card holders a unique offer that can benefit them during the upcoming holiday season. Winning a free ticket under the offer is very simple-a card holder has to spend an amount of Rs. 12,000 on Travelguru towards purchasing of domestic flights or international or hotels within India over a period of three months. This is just the first in a slew of promotional alliances planned to offer unprecedented value to all travelers who book their travel and accommodation through Travelguru this holiday season”.

The offer is valid on all transactions done for booking domestic and international flights and hotels from now until June 30, 2006. To redeem their free ticket, Citibank card members will have to call Travelguru’s call centre on +91 - 22 - 4030 4878 (standard charges apply) at least five days before the intended date of travel and request for their free ticket. Travel on the free ticket will have to be undertaken on or before October 15, 2006.

There are three tiers of spend and depending on the level of spend, the Citibank card member will get a free ticket for the appropriate sector. To illustrate an example, on a cumulative spend greater than Rs. Twelve thousand only, the customer is eligible for a one way free ticket to a whole list of sectors such as Hyderabad-Ahmedabad, Mumbai-Goa- Calicut, and the like. Similarly, on a cumulative spend greater than Rs. Twenty four thousand only, the customer is eligible for a one way free ticket to various sectors such as Mumbai-Goa , Mumbai- Bangalore and the like. Thirdly, on a cumulative spend greater than Rs. Thirty six thousand only, the customer is eligible for a one way free ticket to sectors such as, Mumbai- Chennai , Delhi-Mumbai and various other options mentioned on the website. What’s exciting is that a spend of Thirty-six thousand entitles a customer to a free round trip domestic ticket on a whole lost of sectors like Bangalore-Hyderabad, Delhi-Jaipur, Mumbai-Goa and the like.

Speaking about this exciting offer exclusively for Citibank card members , Devyani Nagpal, Chief Marketing Officer, Travelguru, commented; “ While designing the offer our prime objective was to ensure there is something substantial for every customer who books hotels or flights tickets on Travelguru using their Citibank credit card or debit card or Diners Club card. We wanted the customers to experience for themselves that buying a ticket on Travelguru is not just economical but also very rewarding. Based on customer and industry feedback we have been conscious to ensure that the process of redeeming the free ticket is made very simple and customer friendly. We are very happy with the offer response in the first 15 days of April'06, we have added 25,000 new registered users and done an incremental of 3000 transactions already as a result of this offer'

In addition to this alliance with Citibank, Travelguru also announced an offer where travelers who book their hotels with Travelguru will get a guaranteed10% cash-refunded back to their account. This offer is valid for travelers who hold any credit card and who either book or settle their hotel bills via any credit card . This cash back offer differentiates itself from all other cash back offers ever done in the past, and the real benefit to a customer is that there is no cap or upper limit on amount of cash a customer can get back from Travelguru. To be eligible for this offer, the minimum spend per transaction should be Rs. 2500. The offer is valid at all hotels listed on . What's more for the first time the customer can chose from 600 business and leisure hotels across 40 cities within India , ranging from budget hotels to 5 star chains. This comes with an added benefit of real time availability and immediate confirmation which makes for ease of booking. The terms and conditions governing each of these offers and the exclusive promotional alliance for Citibank card members are spelt out in detail and customers can review them by visiting . For further details please call Travelguru's number, +91 - 22 - 4030 4878 (standard charges apply) or visit us on the world wide web at

About Travelguru
Travelguru is a pioneering travel solutions company that offers travelers the opportunity to plan and purchase their travel instantly, be it hotels or flights in a transparent, hassle-free, quick and smart way. Strategic partnerships and alliances with travel industry leaders give Travelguru the edge as an aggregator of travel services. Backed by next generation, real-time, metasearch technology, Travelguru throws up a wider range of travel options for domestic and outbound international travelers. Promoted by two Harvard Business School alumni with significant travel, technology and corporate experience and a team of experienced professionals from industries such as hospitality, travel & trade, financial services and E-commerce, Travelguru is set to redefine the way India travels. Travelguru can be found on the World Wide Web at or can be reached by calling the company’s customer support center, +91 - 22 - 4275 4878 (standard charges apply).

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