UK & India, 23 August, 2017
leading online travel agency has signed an agreement with Travelport’s
distributor for India, InterGlobe
Technology Quotient for the use of Travelport’s
Travel Commerce Platform. Together with its well-recognized brands,
MakeMyTrip, Goibibo and RedBus, MakeMyTrip receives over 33 Million visits via
its Desktop & Mobile-web platforms and serves over 40 Million Mobile App
active users each month.
the agreement, MakeMyTrip can expand the use of Travelport’s technology from
the Ibibo Group to MakeMyTrip other primary distribution channels starting in
the second half of calendar year 2017.
MakeMyTrip undertook a strategic combination with Ibibo Group in January
2017 and acquired its 100% equity interest.
working in conjunction with ITQ which operates as its distributor in India,
Bhutan and Sri Lanka, will make available to MakeMyTrip its industry leading
travel content featuring real time access to approximately 400 airlines,
including the merchandised content of over half of these carriers such as fares
families and ancillary products.
Travelport’s President and CEO, commented, “India is a market with enormous
growth potential where Travelport, working with our distributor ITQ, has grown
in air booking terms by 14% in the first half of 2017 when the GDS air market
has grown by 11%.Securing a partnership with the leading online travel agency
in the market, with a high growth profile and tremendous track record, gives
even further impetus to our plans in the country. The fact that MakeMyTrip has
elected to work with us is a testament to our investment in leading edge
search, shopping and booking technology alongside the significantly
differentiated travel content now available on our platform for both the domestic
and outbound Indian traveler.”
Mr. Deep Kalra, Founder,
Chairman and Group-CEO of MakeMyTrip said, “This is an exciting time for
MakeMyTrip and we are delighted to partner with Travelport and ITQ as part of
our growth strategy in the service of the travelling Indian consumer.”