Flipkart introduces Hotel Booking on its platform
India’s popular e-commerce platform Flipkart has forayed into the hotel booking segment with the launch of Flipkart Hotels. The platform lets people book hotel rooms across 3 lakh domestic and international hotels.
For offering hotel booking, Flipkart has integrated Cleartrip’s API. Users can also avail of third-party offers and coupons to get additional discounts. The company also promises to provide flexible travel and booking-related policies and easy EMI payments to make travel affordable and budget-friendly.
“We are excited to launch Flipkart Hotels on the Flipkart app, which will provide access to affordable hotel stays convenient for the customers. Flipkart Flight is on a steady path of growth in the travel industry since we entered this space,” Adarsh Menon, Senior Vice President, of Flipkart, said in a statement.
Flipkart has also set up a dedicated customer care center to help customers if they have any queries regarding booking.
Flipkart’s hotel booking option is only available in the Flipkart app. In Categories, you will see the Flights & Hotels option. If you can’t see the Hotels option, update to the latest version of the app.
The interface is similar to any other Hotel booking app where you can select the destination, check-in date, check-out date, and the number of rooms. Then search for hotels and book the desired one.
After the pandemic, the travel market saw a huge surge. Traveling to new destinations has become mainstream. In the June quarter, the revenue of several hospitality chains surpassed the pre-pandemic levels. business of hotel and room booking platforms has seen good growth in 2022. So, jumping into the hotel booking segment will surely help Flipkart. The company already offers flight booking on its platform.
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