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Entrepreneur Viral Jhaveri and his wife Rhea were on vacation near the Jim Corbett national park in Ramnagar when the devastating floods hit Uttarakhand in June, forcing them to cancel their onward journey to the hill station of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh.

Unsure how to proceed, the couple turned to the travel-based social networks that they had used to plan their trip, and sought advice on alternative destinations.

“We ended up having a wonderful, impromptu vacation in Rajasthan,” says Viral, 27. “We compared flight rates on the Make My Trip and Clear Trip websites, picked out hotels based on reviews on TripAdvisor. We even picked the restaurants we wanted to check out. It was seamless and efficient.”

Full report here Hindustan Times 


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