ixigo welcomes Indian backpacker

Akshay Chhugani, in his new role with ixigo, will now be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of a community of travelers through the various areas of interest.

IndianBackpacker currently has lists of various destinations all over India, which contain information on how to get there, where to stay, the best times to be in a particular place as well as things to do, etc. The site also has articles on hiking, exploring, travel diaries and a forum for users to make the trip discussions.

Aloke Bajpai, Co-Founder & CEO of ixigo, has said, “As a part of ixigo’s vision of simplifying the lives of Indian travelers, we want to build a strong connection with communities of travelers who possess a shared passion, purpose or taste. Akshay has traveled extensively through India on a shoestring budget and has mastered the art of spending less and traveling more in terms of budget accommodation, destinations and experiences.”

At ixigo, Akshay will have the responsibility to build and nurture a caring community of travelers through interest areas.

A passionate journey from when he was 16, Akshay stayed in an Ashram, walked the hills, tried the local street food in a small town and made new friends from all over the world. In a short time, he has made IndianBackpacker a reliable source for backpackers looking to acquire information and bookings coming from India.

Akshay’s previous projects are in collaboration with companies such as Aegis Global Vantedge, Eventus India and Exposure Media Marketing. In addition, he also previously volunteered actively with Yuvraj Singh Foundation, YouWeCan, and was heading all of their covenants and communications.

Clearly, Akshay is a true role model.


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