Leading travel search engine ixigo has entered into a partnership with IRCTC to exclusively offer hotel bookings for IRCTC users. Through this partnership, ixigo’s wide range of accommodation offerings from its domestic and international hotel partners and OTAs will be available on IRCTC’s web and mobile platforms.
Railway travellers 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 travellers to filter by offerings such as ‘pay at hotel’ and ‘free cancellation’.
Commenting on the partnership, M. P. Mall, CMD, IRCTC said –
Our partnership with ixigo is a part of our efforts of enhancing service offerings to railway customers. The smart and personalized 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.
Announcing the partnership, Aloke Bajpai, CEO & Co-Founder, ixigo said –
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 travellers and solving them. Through this partnership with IRCTC, ixigo’s hotels meta-search technology will be made available to fulfil the government’s vision of providing more convenience and services to rail travellers.
Currently, over 7 lakh train bookings are done through IRCTC’s website and mobile app and with this exclusive partnership with ixigo, IRCTC aims to fulfil the hotel booking requirement for thousands of travellers every day. Rail travellers will get the option to compare prices across branded budget hotel aggregators and OTAs on IRCTC.
ixigo will also bring exclusive deals and discounts to the travellers.