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August 21, 2014 - Bangalore, Karnataka, India, India’s largest travel community has been selected as a finalist for 2014 Red Herring Asia top 100, a prestigious list honouring the year's most promising technology companies in the region. Finalists are selected based on criteria such as Disruptiveness in respective markets, Level of specialty, Venture investment, Revenues and the company’s overall globalization, Growth rate, Technological advantage innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition and financial health. The finalists and winning companies will be celebrated at the Red Herring 100 Asia event in Hong Kong, scheduled from 25-27 August, 2014.

Hari Nair, Founder & CEO of said, “Disruption is a way of life at HolidayIQ and we have always been ahead of the curve. We figured out innovative ways to get reviews from lots of different Indian travellers who were not familiar with the concept of sharing reviews. The 2014 Red Herring Asia nomination recognizes our consistent achievement, rapid growth and potential to create significant traction in the Indian tourism industry. We recently crossed 1 million travel opinions for Indian holidays and are poised to take this to 10 million in the next 18 months.”

 Red Herring 100 Asia event in Hong Kong later this month features three days of keynote discussions, roundtable panels and intimate networking events designed for participants to make meaningful connections and learn what it takes to achieve the best in business and technology in Asia.

HolidayIQ is India's largest travel community with over 20 lakh members from 80+ Indian cities and is India's first holiday planning website powered entirely by reviews, photos, videos and other advice generated from these Indian travellers. Currently, around 50 lakh Indian travellers plan their vacations on every month of which 40% activity is through mobile. is a VC-backed company (invested in by Tiger Global & Accel Partners) operationally headquartered in Bangalore, India. lists over 2000 tourism destinations & 40,000+ accommodation options (hotels, resorts, home-stays, jungle camps & serviced apartments) in India. All of which are bookable through over 1600 partnerships with leading online travel agencies like Makemytrip, Yatra and Expedia & offline players such as Thomas Cook, SOTC, etc. is not a travel agency, nor is it partially or fully owned by any travel agency, hotel chain or any other travel industry player. is fully independent and can provide travellers with truthful information not affected by any requirements to sell specific travel products.

Source: Business Wire India


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