India’s low cost airline Air Deccan has signed a strategic tie-up with online travel portal Travelguru.com to offer budget hotel bookings and holiday packages. (2/22/2007)
On the initiative, mainly focusing on increasing its ancillary revenues, Air Deccan stated that the move will enable its passengers to select and make reservations in 2,500 hotels including over 1,500 budget/ economy hotels, through its website www.airdeccan.net. The hotels are located in 160 cities across India including all destinations that Air Deccan flies to.
The hotels included offer a wide range of facilities such as free airport transfer, breakfast and other value adds, making this a single window service for all travel solutions. Air Deccan passengers are assured the best available hotel rates along with instant confirmation of the booking.
Passengers will have online access to both Air Deccan and Travelguru contact centres for speedy and accurate response to their queries.
Ashwin Damera, chief executive officer and co-founder of Travelguru said the tie-up will make hotel stays more affordable and within reach of the price sensitive traveler.
He added, “The synergy from the tie up both in terms of expertise and resources will create a unique product for the ever increasing league of travelers in India. We believe the prices and range of hotels we have to offer is going to spark a revolution in the hotel segment.”