Mumbai: ixigo, India’s leading travel marketplace, has announced a partnership with Treebo Hotels for sales and distribution of Treebo’s hotel inventory on ixigo’s apps and website. Treebo is a key player in the domestic hospitality industry and budget hotel category. With over 6 lakh hotel options on ixigo to choose from, this partnership will bring on board an additional list of over 400, handpicked budget hotels across 80 cities in India.
Now, ixigo users on its apps and website will be able to search, view and book a Treebo accommodation with utmost ease. With an average of about 21% of all travel queries received by ixigo being for business travel, and over 56% of the users on ixigo looking for an affordable branded hotel chain, there has been a considerable rise in this travel segment over the past few years. The ixigo-Treebo partnership will enable business travellers and train AC-class passengers to find the best accommodations, not only in metropolitans but also Tier-2 and 3 cities.
Announcing the partnership, Aloke Bajpai, CEO & co-founder, ixigo said, “We are pleased to partner with Treebo Hotels, one of India’s top players in the budget hotels category. Going forward, this will extensively benefit ixigo users by offering hotels in a wide variety of locations, within various categories and price ranges. ixigo helps plan and manage nearly 4 million trips every month, and a significant percentage of those travellers are looking for affordable and reliable accommodation.”
Adding to this, Rahul Chaudhary, Co-founder, Treebo Hotels said, “This integration of Treebo’s hotel inventory on ixigo will help both the brands grow significantly by providing customers access to top quality accommodation across the country, based on their budget. We will be able to tap into the dominant mindshare ixigo has built among flight & train travellers, and the 20 million monthly active users on their platform. ”
With this partnership, ixigo has become the most comprehensive hotel inventory aggregator for budget hotels, covering hotel inventory from Treebo, OYO, MakeMyTrip, Yatra, Cleartrip, Booking.com and Agoda.