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Flipkart enters hospitality sector, launches hotel booking feature

Highlights

  • Flipkart Hotels launched for domestic and international hotel bookings
  • Cleartrip’s API powers Flipkart Hotels

Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce platform, has launched a hotel booking service, Flipkart Hotels, on its app to expand its offerings in the tourism sector. This comes more than a year after Flipkart acquired the travel booking site Cleartrip. According to Flipkart, customers can book hotel rooms at over 3 lakh local and international hotels.

Flipkart states that by launching hotel services, it aims to provide clients with features such as flexible travel and booking policies, as well as easy EMI alternatives, to make travel more economical and budget-friendly. Cleartrip’s API powers Flipkart Hotels. The e-commerce giant will benefit immensely from Cleartrip’s expertise in the travel industry. Besides, Flipkart has set up a dedicated customer care centre to help customers with queries arising from the hotel booking service.

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Flipkart Senior Vice President Adarsh Menon stated, “We are delighted to launch Flipkart Hotels on the Flipkart app, which will provide access to affordable hotel stays. Flipkart Flight has been steadily growing in the travel business since its inception. We are increasing our commitment to provide a better experience and higher service to our consumers across metros and beyond tiers by partnering with Flipkart Hotels.”

According to Flipkart, 2022 has been a fantastic year for the hospitality business, with a noticeable increase in demand in both the domestic and international accommodation markets. Exploring lesser-known destinations, workstations, long stays, and holiday rentals are popular travel trends. According to Flipkart, the upcoming festive quarter is likely to be even better for the travel industry, given the 70% growth in the previous quarter compared to a CAGR of 60% over the last two years.

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