IRCTC registers 6.22 Mn train reservations in May'12: IAMAI Study
According to the ‘Internet Economy Watch’ data released today by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), there has been an exponential growth in the e-ticketing category with irctc.com recording 6.22 million bookings in May 2012 as compared to 4.02 million bookings in May 2011. A year on year growth of 55%. The tracker encapsulates online usage for E-tailing, Online Travel and Vertical Classifieds. The data released today are based on absolute numbers captured from relevant sites of these verticals.
There has been an increase in booking of online air tickets to 1.67 million in May 2012 from 0.92 million of the corresponding month last year showing an increase of 82% year on year.
The data captured from twenty-eight online matrimonial sites reveal an annual increase in matrimonial profile uploads from 2.35 million in May 2011 to 2.42 million in May 2012. The number of resume uploads on recruitment sites have, however, seen a year on year downward trend from 3.70 million in May 2011 to 3.02 million in May 2012 as compared to 2.05 in April 2012.
According to the report, user visits to branded apparel and footwear sites have gone up from from 5.42 million and 5.55 million visits respectively in May 2012 compared to 4.15 million and 3.28 million visits for the corresponding month last year. While the designer label segment has registered 1.80 million visits in May 2012 as compared to 1.47 million visits in May 2011, the jewelry category has witnessed 1.64 million visits in May 2012 as compared to 1.89 million visits in corresponding month last year.
Compared to April 2012, there has been a significant increase in e-ticket bookings at irctc.com, resumes uploaded on recruitment sites and visits in e-tailing of branded apparel, footwear and designer label segment in May 2012. On the other hand there has been a notable decrease in online booking of air tickets and profile uploads on matrimonial sites in May 2012 as compared to April 2012.