Press Coverage of Inspirock

  • Pointshogger

    A big problem we sought to solve was taking the hassle out of trip planning, and harness the power of data to make the process easy and fun. Our technology tracks millions of attractions around the globe to find ones that best match your personal interests, as well as explores trillions of possibilities to solve constraints like travel time, distance and closing hours.

  • Airbnb

    While this is the perfect tool for events, we’re also working with other companies to showcase the versatility of the interactive listings map — like event registration and ticketing platforms, event management platforms, wedding platforms, and trip planners. You can check out a few examples of this tool going live throughout today on sites like Insider.in, Inspirock, Picatic, RSVPify, Taquilla, and WeddingWire.

  • PR Newswire

    Inspirock, a provider of online trip-planning solutions, today announced it has begun licensing its award-winning trip-planning technology to destination marketing organizations (DMOs). The tool, which allows travelers to build custom itineraries featuring a destination's attractions and activities, received the prestigious Brand USA Marketing Innovation Award at The Phocuswright Conference on Nov. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. The annual conference brings together the most influential travel industry leaders from around the world.

  • The Phocuswright Conference

    "Battleground, Summit and Launch showcase the preeminent technology solutions in the travel industry," says Phocuswright's president, Simon Lehmann. "They are the most anticipated segments of our conference and you can see why – Phocuswright consistently unveils the most pioneering ideas. 2016 is no exception. We can be sure these companies will have a huge impact on the travel landscape in the future."

  • Scoop Whoop

    If you suck at planning your vacations, trust Inspirock to plan it for you in the most awesome way possible. Founded by Prakash Sikchi and Anoop Goyal, Inspirock essentially cuts down the hassle of visiting 1000 websites while you're creating your itinerary and creates a customized trip-plan for each user based on their personal interests.

  • tnooz

    Trip planning site Inspirock has created significantly more itineraries in the first half of 2016 than it did in the whole of 2015, according to co-founder Prakash Sikchi. He told Tnooz that in the first six months of this year it has created 100,000 itineraries compared with 67,000 for the whole of 2015. “The numbers for July so far are just as strong and we’re even more excited about achieving a significant multiple for 2016.”

  • TravGear

    Happily, Inspirock is independent – and darned useful. A startup backed by one of India’s largest travel booking sites, Inspirock is designed to automatically create customised itineraries. You can use it to plan the city breaks in specific towns, or, better still, the country or region and let it decide on a wider and more in-depth itinerary.

  • Destinations International

    New technologies to help travelers in different ways are emerging, one example is the trip planner Inspirock. Users simply answer a few questions about where they are going and their travel preferences and, in seconds, Inspirock’s trip planner platform builds a detailed personalized travel itinerary which can be customized, downloaded, or shared with friends and family by email or social media. Users get help in planning their vacations, and DMOs get to promote their destination in a unique and deeply engaging way.

  • Mercury News

    Plug in your travel dates, describe your travel pace and click "See the Plan" plus "Edit Itinerary" to watch your adventure unfold. I loved the ability to ask friends questions about the trip and have their feedback added to the itinerary. I hope it adds more activities such as music, sports, theater and more.

  • Economic Times

    According to the India Startup Report 2014, there were 3,100 startups in India in 2014. By 2020, the number is expected to rise to 11,500. In a study by Inventus Capital Partners, the average deal size for a consumer technology company in India last year was three times more than the year before ($5.6 million in 2013 vs. $17 million in 2014).

  • International Institute for Peace Through Tourism Newsletter

    Collaborating with IIPT and Skål International in designing an interactive website will be Mr. Prakash Sikchi, Co-founder of Inspirock. The website will be a place where Ambassadors for Peace can share their stories and interact with one another. Inspirock is an innovative start-up that uses state of the art technology to transform how users plan and experience a vacation. Their free trip planner ensures that you get the most out of a vacation by helping travelers to customize and collaborate on itineraries to meet their expectations. http://www.inspirock.com/

  • Economic Times

    Inspirock helps people plan holidays with the help of technology. At a conceptual level the offering is highly simple, but at the computer science level and a technology level it is immensely complicated. For example, a planned itinerary for a 10 day trip to France will have a trillion possibilities and the number of permutations. What makes Inspirock different is that it is able to churn out plans based on logic and according to preference within seconds.

  • Los Angeles Times

    Start your trip planning here to save you lots of time. Just plug in your travel dates, describe your travel pace and click "See the Plan" plus "Edit Itinerary" to watch your adventure unfold. Use the Calendar tool to drag and drop activities into a timeline that suits you. The map tool shows a possible driving route. I loved the ability to ask friends questions about the trip and have their feedback added to the itinerary. This site has a lot of growth potential; I hope it adds more activities such as music, sports, theater and more.

  • Your Story

    Inspirock is the only trip planner that can automatically build a custom itinerary spanning entire regions or even multiple countries. Users simply fill out their preferences, travel dates and destination and a personalised plan is made in seconds. “There have been many past attempts at building something like this, but no one has been able to match what we can do as it requires dedicated effort to tackle multiple challenging problems,” adds Anoop.

  • Eye for Travel

    In India, spend on outbound travel is expected to rise from 3.9% in 2009 to 5.9% in 2015, according to a World Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2015 report. And if a recent study by trip-planning tool Inspirock stacks up, then many travellers from across the sub-continent will choose Europe over the US.

  • New Indian Express

    “We wondered how many were as lucky as us to witness such heavenly sights on earth. We felt that many shy away from travelling not because of the time and expense involved, but due to the mind-numbing exercise of planning a trip. Being engineers with more than 20 years of experience, we realised we must use technology to find out a solution to this...”

  • tnooz

    Inspirock is a 15-person startup that has built a vacation itinerary planner and raised $3 million, with MakeMyTrip, the Indian online travel juggernaut, as its lead investor. It currently can plan trips in the US and Europe, such as itineraries of central Poland or western Ukraine or Calistoga, California. A Q&A with co-founders Anoop Goyal & Prakash Sikchi:

  • The Huffington Post

    Building a trip itinerary typically requires visiting 38 websites over a period of 21 days. On the other hand, technology exists that can track millions of tourist attractions to find ones that best match your interest. It can also explore trillions of possibilities to solve constraints like travel time, distance and closing hours. It is inevitable that technology will be used to help people personalize their vacation itineraries.

  • Forbes

    Today, Inspirock is the only trip planner that can build a custom itinerary spanning entire regions or even multiple countries. You can plan your drive up the California Coast, or your week in London & Paris or a month of sightseeing across Europe. Inspirock makes it easy to plan, customize, and share. And soon you will be able to do all this on a phone. Today, Inspirock covers all destinations in Europe and the US. Going forward, it will cover every popular destination in the world.

  • The Times of India

    "There is definitely a shift from packaged to customized tours," co-founder of Inspirock, Prakash Sikchi, said. Earlier this year, MakeMyTrip on May 18 had acquired an 18% stake in Sikchi's travel planning website and was the lead investor. A group of angel investors led by MakeMyTrip recently invested another $3 million in Inspirock.

  • Business Insider

    It can be easy to forget how vast America's landscape is. The country is home to several national parks that offer everything from caves to petrified forests. Inspirock.com created an infographic that highlights some of America's lesser-known national parks. From Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park to Utah's Canyonlands National Park, here are 5 underrated US national parks.

  • Conde Nast Traveler

    This week, Inspirock launched what it claims is "the first free smart trip planner that instantly learns your personal interests and creates an itinerary just for you." On average, the Inspirock team says, travelers visit 38 websites over 21 days when planning a trip. The startup aims to cut that number down significantly by using machine learning and—you guessed it—big data.

  • Skift

    As a personalized itinerary planner, Inspirock tracks user preferences based on how they’ve used the site before. It offers the itineraries by tracking millions of tourist attractions in Europe and the U.S. accounting for travel time, interest level, reviews and more. Currently users can only plan itineraries for U.S. and European destinations.

  • China Travel News

    A month ago during a quarterly earnings call, MakeMyTrip announced it had acquired, through its innovation fund, an 18% stake in Inspirock saying the investment, alongside its acquisition of mygola, were part of strategy to create higher customer engagement in the trip planning stage.

  • TechCrunch

    Inspirock wants to take the hassle out of travel planning with a site that automatically creates customized itineraries. The startup announced today that it has raised $3 million in seed funding from returning investor MakeMyTrip, one of India’s largest travel booking sites, angel investors, and its founders Anoop Goyal and Prakash Sikchi.

  • tnooz

    California-based startup Inspirock has raised seed funding of $3 million with India’s MakeMyTrip as its main investor. The founders of the itinerary planning site, Anoop Goyal and Prakash Sikchi, and angel investors also participated in the round for the startup which was founded in 2012. Inspirock says it uses machine learning and big data to act as a smart trip planner creating itineraries based on personal interests and drawing on tours and activities in 6,000 locations.

  • Medianama

    Online travel agency MakeMyTrip has acquired 18 percent stake in Inspirock, an online planning tool for creating custom itineraries, reports Techcircle. The deal was done through MakeMyTrip’s innovation fund, although the size of the deal remains undisclosed.

  • VC Circle

    The country’s top online travel agency MakeMyTrip Ltd has acquired 18 per cent stake in Inspirock Inc, an online planning tool for developing customisable itineraries, the company has said. The deal was done through MakeMyTrip's Innovation Fund, which was formed to invest up to $3 million in startups or early-stage companies in the travel technology space. The deal will help the company to increase its capabilities in the online tour planning space, MakeMyTrip said.

  • Economic Times

    Online travel agent MakeMyTrip seems to doubling down on the trip planning segment: It had picked up 18% stake in Inspirock Inc that owns and operates online trip planner Inspirock last month. While the deal size was not disclosed, MakeMyTrip said this acquisition was completed through its Innovation Fund, formed in September last year, to invest up to $3 million in startups or early-stage companies in the travel technology segment.

  • PR Newswire

    Inspirock.com instantly generates detailed sightseeing itineraries customized to match each traveler's interests. After launching with France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, the Silicon Valley start-up now covers vacation destinations in the United States as well.

  • Startup88

    Saturday night we were discussing travel plans of a friend who had a beautiful guidebook for France sitting on the table and my wife commented that the internet was great for researching specific places if you knew what you were looking for but not so good for giving recommendations and information for large scale travel such as what do I do for 30 days in France (not our problem right now sadly) and that Guide Books still had a place in the travel space.

  • Appvita

    Guidebooks often become outdated before they’ve even gone to print, and online travel forums are full of sketchy information. Inspirock is a trip planning application that combines the usefulness of guidebooks and forums, making it easier for travelers to create day-by-day itineraries for upcoming trips.

  • All My Faves

    Inspirock offers a unique set of vacation planning tools, including a daily itinerary of places to go and things to see based on your interests. The site currently only offers travel plans for destinations across Europe, but narrowing down the destinations helps make the itineraries more specific and exciting.

  • Product Hunt

    I'm normally hesitant when it comes to various trip planning and inspiration tools (@garrytan's old post cites the reasons why: http://blog.garrytan.com/travel-...) but Inspirock caught my attention in really taking time out of the friction (i.e. multiple sites to check) when planning a European trip.