Travel is an integral part of our life and for millennials, travel is as essential for the soul as is food. But, while traveling is fun, planning isn’t. Although there are a number of travel apps, they aren’t helping much to make the travel planning faster and more convenient.
Akshay Jain, the founder of Pintrip realized that creating WhatsApp groups or rummaging through blogs wasn’t helping much. Keeping this in mind,
About Akshay Jain, the Founder,
and CEO of Pintrip
Akshay Jain is a serial entrepreneur. This IIM graduate cofounded Vinfotech in 2001 at the age of 23, when he was pursuing his post-graduation. His corporate stint included being a software designer at Wipro Technologies. In his words, “If you believe in a product, never give up. It may take time. But you will succeed. Never stop, keep going.”
From Idea to Inception
Akshay Jain is an avid traveler and once while traveling Darjeeling in 2016, he came across a beautiful and undiscovered village, known as Pelling. He had never heard of the place.
Mesmerized by how stunning this place was, he came to know that it was unknown to most travelers. He asked fellow travelers and tourists if they had heard about the place. This was a Eureka moment for Akshay and he decided to create the trip planning app, called
Akshay says, “The more we interacted with different kinds of travelers, the more we came across ideas on how
Developed by Vinfotech,
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Itinerary Builder ( A 7-day Itinerary For Rajasthan)
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Each time a user uses Pintrip, the experience is enhanced. The more
The most exciting feature of the app is, however, is creating a personalized Bucket List, checking visited places, & taking the exciting travel quiz to know how much India have you traveled.
How Does Pintrip Work?
Once you log in and become a frequent visitor,
For the itinerary builder, you are asked to enter the state, city, the duration of stay and interest. This way,
Anjali Surana, the CTO and partner at Synsoft Global is an avid user of
The Challenges Faced While Developing Pintrip
Akshay recalls, “The other major challenge we faced was in deciding whether to start with the development of the application or the website first. We then realized that trip planning was deeper than what we had imagined. The more we dived into the problem, the deeper it seemed.”
He continues, “
How Did They Bring Together a Rockstar Team?
Vinfotech is a reputed name in the world of design thinking and it focuses on user engagement. Since 2003, they’ve been building powerful digital experiences in an increasingly noisy world.
Having built software solutions for some of the biggest brands and exciting startups in the world, the team at Vinfotech knows how to create products that are sticky and make the users use them again and again. Their trademark is to infuse beauty, engagement, and scale in every digital initiative they build.
The ideology behind building Pintrip was to create a technology partner that can boost tourism in our country. Today,
With an aim to boost tourism in India,
Accounting for 10% of the world GDP, tourism has a significant impact on exports, job creation, investment, development of infrastructure, and the promotion of social inclusion. Furthermore, tourism engages all sectors to collaborate and contribute to sustainable development and responsible travel.
Akshay concludes with, “We are not here to earn big bucks with
No doubt, with such a vision,