Yatra.com, one of India’s leading online travel companies, has entered into a strategic partnership with Agoda, a part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq:BKNG), to offer its Indian hotel rooms to Agoda’s global travellers. Under this agreement, Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online travel agents (OTA), 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 ideal and relevant accommodation, to suit their travel needs. 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 incemental global traveller demand.” – Dhruv Shringi, Co-Founder, CEO, Yatra.com
“We are always seeking partnerships that improve our customers’ travel experience through technology, and by providing them access to the widest accommodation choices around the world – at the best price. This partnership with Yatra will further enhance our hotel inventory offer in the fast growing Indian travel market. We look forward to making this partnership a success.”- John Brown, CEO, Agoda.
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-check out, available on a large number of curated budget and mid segment, the ‘Yatra Smart’ brand is already the preferred choice for India customers.