Travel Tech on Red Herring Top 100 Asia list

BENGALURU, India’s largest travel community has been selected as a 2014 Red Herring Asia top 100, a prestigious list honoring the year’s leading private companies from Asia, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Asia to the Top 100 Winners. We believe embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was as strong as ever.”

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’s Top 100 Asia list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Daum, Facebook, Kakao, Twitter, Rakuten,, Xiaomi and YouTube would change the way we live and work.

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Asia.

Red Herring is a global media company, which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums, including print, online and exclusive events worldwide. Red Herring provides an insider’s view and access to the global innovation economy, identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs.

Musafirnamah Bureau


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