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In an effort to promote India as a popular heritage travelling destination, Online travel booking company Makemytrip has partnered with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
The site will make the booking process for 116 sites of historical significance hassle-free and convenient.
These sites include Taj Mahal, Golconda fort, Charminar, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Khajuraho group of monuments, Humayun’s Tomb and many others.
In an effort to promote India as a popular heritage travelling destination, Online travel booking company Makemytrip has partnered with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The site will make the booking process for 116 sites of historical significance hassle-free and convenient. The company has signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) with ASI for the same, it announced on Monday in a statement.
The agreement which was signed on Sunday comprises of listing and providing a convenient booking option for the heritage sites that are protected by the ASI. These sites include Taj Mahal, Golconda fort, Charminar, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Khajuraho group of monuments, Humayun’s Tomb and many others.
Apart from MMT, the ASI also offers online ticketing for the sites under their control on platforms such as CityWalkers, Westland platforms and Zoonga. They are soon in talks with Cleartrip which is a travel company for a similar collaboration.
On this new partnership, Deep Kalra, the CEO of MMT said that India has a very rich cultural heritage and has much to offer to the world as a tourist destination. However, there is still much left to be desired to showcase everything that India has to offer to the world. This partnership will enable travellers to plan their trips to these historical monuments with much ease.
This partnership will further allow the travellers to book their tickets in advance thus eliminating the hassle of standing in big queues. They will save their effort and time by booking their tickets via MMT. This will also help the travellers plan their itinerary in detail. The site will further provide detailed information about the monuments such as its significance and history. It will also provide useful details such as connectivity, timings, access and what facilities are available on the site.
The online booking portal also recently forayed into the space of corporate travel after acquiring a majority stake in the Mumbai based travel company Quest2travel for a yet undisclosed amount. The company boasts of large clients such as HDFC Ergo, Tata motors, The Aditya Birla group, The Times group and Thermax. This investment is said to help MMT in extending their services to the travel requirements of large corporates. This partnership will also help Quest2travel as they will have access to the travel expertise and supplier relationships that MMT has acquired over the years.
The partnership is going to work well for everyone as it combines the best in the corporate travel with the non-corporate travel leader, said Abhay Rangnekar, the CEO of Quest2travel said in a statement.
MMT is indeed the leader in the non-corporate travel sector. The online portal currently provides its customers with an access to major domestic airlines in India as well as all international airlines operating to and fro from India. They also have over 61,500 hotels and accommodation listed on their website all across India. Apart from this, they provide an additional 500,000 properties to their users internationally. All major Indian railway and bus tickets can be booked via MMT as well
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