IRCTC partners with ixigo for hotel bookings
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
New Delhi: Leading travel marketplace, ixigo, on Thursday announced that it has partnered with subsidiary of the Indian Railways, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to exclusively power hotel bookings for its users.
Through this partnership, ixigo's wide range of accommodation offerings from its domestic and international hotel partners and online travel agents (OTAs) will be available on IRCTC's web and mobile platforms.
Railway travelers can now go to IRCTC hotels and compare budget and luxury hotels across prices, ratings, reviews and amenities through this new hotel search and booking platform.
ixigo searches and compares over 40,000 hotels from all leading travel websites and allows travelers to filter by offerings such as 'pay at hotel' and 'free cancellation'.
"Our partnership with ixigo is a part of our efforts of enhancing service offerings to railway customers. The smart and personalised hotel booking options aggregated from multiple online travel sites will help IRCTC deliver affordable accommodation to users through ixigo's simple and innovative hotel platform," said M. P. Mall, CMD, IRCTC.
"We are delighted to power hotels for IRCTC and extend our offerings for their large base of rail customers. As a company, we have a decade long commitment towards understanding the pain points of train travelers and solving them. Through this partnership with IRCTC, ixigo's hotels meta-search technology will be made available to fulfill the government's vision of providing more convenience and services to rail travelers," said Aloke Bajpai, CEO and co-founder, ixigo.
IRCTC's website and app witnesses over seven lakh train bookings a day and through this exclusive partnership with ixigo, it aims to fulfill the hotel booking requirement for thousands of travelers every day.
Rail travelers will benefit from exclusive deals and discounts as ixigo will aggregate and compare prices across branded budget hotel aggregators and OTAs on IRCTC.