MakeMyTrip logs in to Trav­el­port

With this strate­gic part­ner­ship, MakeMyTrip and Trav­el­port aim to strengthen do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional air bookings, be­sides en­hanc­ing the ho­tel front.

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In­terGlobe Tech­nol­ogy Quo­tient (ITQ), the of­fi­cial dis­trib­u­tor of Trav­el­port in In­dia, and MakeMyTrip have forged a strate­gic al­liance that will al­low the OTA ac­cess into Trav­el­port’s Travel Com­merce Plat­form. Un­der the agree­ment, MakeMyTrip can ex­pand the use of Trav­el­port’s tech­nol­ogy from the Ibibo Group to their other pri­mary dis­tri­bu­tion chan­nels start­ing in the sec­ond half of cal­en­dar year 2017.

Elab­o­rat­ing on the part­ner­ship, Gor­don Wil­son, Trav­el­port’s Pres­i­dent and CEO, stated, “With this de­vel­op­ment, we be­lieve we are now the lead­ing travel tech­nol­ogy provider in In­dia and now we’ve got a part­ner­ship with the lead­ing OTA in the mar­ket as well.

“In­dia is a very im­por­tant mar­ket for us – it has now sur­passed Ger­many as the third largest book­ing mar­ket for air GDS, and has moved up to oc­cupy the sec­ond spot, af­ter the US. Our busi­ness in In­dia has re­ported a 20 per cent growth in air bookings in the first six months of this year which is faster than any mar­ket, as a re­sult of the share gains we’ve been mak­ing here, and MakeMyTrip will ac­cel­er­ate this dif­fer­en­tial even fur­ther.”

Deep Kalra, Founder, Chair­man and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip, said, “This is an ex­cit­ing time for MakeMyTrip and we are de­lighted to part­ner with Trav­el­port and ITQ as part of our growth strat­egy in the ser­vice of the trav­el­ling In­dian con­sumer.”

Adding on, San­deep Dwivedi, COO, ITQ, com­mented, “We were part­ners with Goibibo and see­ing the ad­van­tages we’ve brought to the ta­ble, thanks to our sta­teof-the-art tech­nol­ogy, MakeMyTrip has em­braced our value. What we also value is the kind of growth MakeMyTrip has at­tained so far so it’s a win-win-sit­u­a­tion for both of us. The In­dian avi­a­tion mar­ket is wit­ness­ing dou­ble-digit growth which is an in­di­ca­tion that the prospects are go­ing to be ben­e­fi­cial for us so we would like to con­tinue in­vest­ing in this mar­ket.”

Trav­el­port cur­rently boasts a port­fo­lio of ap­prox­i­mately 400 air­lines, in­clud­ing the mer­chan­dised con­tent of over half of th­ese car­ri­ers such as fares fam­i­lies and an­cil­lary prod­ucts (paid seat as­sign­ments, bag­gage fees, pri­or­ity board­ing, etc).

MakeMyTrip, along with its other en­ti­ties Goibibo and redBus, re­ceives over 33 mil­lion vis­its via its desk­top and mo­bile-web plat­forms and serves over 40 mil­lion mo­bile app ac­tive users each month.

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