Leading travel marketplace ixigo has announced its partnership with Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi.
With this tie-up train, travelers will now be able to check the PNR status of their train bookings on their Xiaomi smartphones, even without downloading the ixigo app.
ixigo CTO & Co-Founder, Rajnish Kumar said, "Our partnership with Xiaomi's MIUI is a step forward in working towards our vision of making travel seamless for millions of Indian travelers. We are the only online travel marketplace who are deeply committed towards understanding and solving the pain points of Indian travelers."
"This partnership will enable all MIUI users to benefit from ixigo's travel planning features built on cutting-edge technology, using artificial intelligence and machine learning," he added.
Xiaomi India MIUI users will be able to preview the Ixigo widget, where they can input their train PNR numbers and view the status of their train. This is aimed at simplifying the lives of Indian train travelers, especially in tier 2 and 3 cities.
Raghu Reddy, Head of Categories and Online sales, Xiaomi India further added, "Xiaomi's journey started with MIUI when we wanted to launch the most immersive and innovative operating software for millions of users. Today, MIUI has over 190 million users and we continue to make it more relevant in every market we are present in. The partnership with ixigo is a step in that direction and we hope it will enhance the user experience for all our customers"
Furthermore, the ixigo trains app can be found on every second smartphone in tier 2 and 3 city segment.
The app is a single app that caters to everything related to train travel. One can search, check availability, book and manage their trip, all within the same app.
The app is available in 8 vernacular languages - English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil & Kannada, covering over 80 percent of India's digital user base.
For those who are not aware travel marketplace ixigo allows you to compare and book from 120+ travel suppliers and OTAs across flights, hotels, trains, cabs & destinations.