Yatra taps Agoda network

GURUGRAM, India, 7 December 2018: Yatra Online, one of India’s leading online travel companies, has entered into a partnership with Agoda, a member of Booking Holdings.

The deal will distribute Yatra’s inventory of Indian hotel rooms to Agoda’s global travellers.

Under the agreement, Agoda will now have access to Yatra.com’s inventory of more than 100,000 accommodation options in over 1300 Indian cities and towns.

The addition of Yatra’s inventory with real-time pricing on Agoda.com and the Agoda app will provide international travellers access to a larger selection of relevant accommodation.

The partnership will improve accessibility to the Indian accommodation market worldwide, leveraging Yatra’s strong hotels technology platform and its relationship with accommodation providers.

“Agoda is one of the largest global accommodation booking platforms with excellent reach among travellers across the world and in Asia Pacific in particular, and we are delighted to join forces with them.

“There is a strong interest from global travellers in visiting India, and providing a wide choice of real time hotel inventory helps ensure a seamless travel booking experience.

“We believe this alliance will not only prove beneficial for Agoda’s customers, but will also be valuable for our hotel partners, by providing them incremental global traveller demand,” said Yatra’s co-founder and CEO Dhruv Shringi.

The hotel inventory provided by Yatra will include the over 6000 ‘Yatra Smart’ hotels. With benefits such as 100% free cancellation, cash-back service guarantees, room upgrades and 24-hour check-in and check-out, available on a large number of budget and mid-segment options, the ‘Yatra Smart’ brand is already a popular choice for Indian travellers.

Yatra.com provides information, pricing, availability, and booking facility for domestic and international air travel, domestic and international hotel bookings, holiday packages, buses, trains, in city activities, inter-city and point-to-point cabs, homestays and cruises.

Launched in August 2006, Yatra was ranked the Most Trusted E-Commerce Travel Brand in India in the Economic Times Brand Equity Survey 2016 for the second successive year, and has won the National Tourism Award for ‘Best Domestic Tour Operator (Rest of India)’ at the India Tourism Awards held in September 2017 for the third time in a row.

(Soure: PRnewswire)