MakeMyTrip Joins Hands with PayPal
Indian travel company, MakeMyTrip has collaborated with the international payment gateway PayPal, to offer its overseas customers a faster and safer way to book international flights to India. PayPal users (registered outside of India) can pay for flight tickets purchased from the MakeMyTrip websites in India (www.makemytrip.com) and the US (www.us.makemytrip.com). With PayPal as their digital wallet, consumers are not required to enter sensitive financial information like bank account or credit card number each time they transact online.
Manish Kalra, marketing head, MakeMyTrip said, “We are delighted to add PayPal as a payment option. Our customers based abroad can now use PayPal as a safe way to pay for their dream Indian holidays and enjoy a hassle-free booking experience. As we promote our brand globally, PayPal will help us to reach out to travellers across continents.”
“With over 6 million tourist arrivals into India in 2011 ( according to the Indian Tourism Statistics 2010, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), India is a key travel hotspot for world travellers. By working with a leading Indian online travel provider such as MakeMyTrip, millions of PayPal account holders can now book their dream Indian holiday and benefit from a more secure payment option,” said Mayur Patel, India country manager, PayPal Southeast Asia and India.
MakeMyTrip is offering an inaugural discount of $20 (or Rs. 1,108 approx on the India site) per booking for international flights paid for using PayPal till 15 August, which is India’s Independence day. The promotional code for the offer is PAYPAL.
Source: Economic Times