Yatra.com, Indias leading travel portal, recently launched travel auctions on eBay India (www.ebay.in). Continuing a strategic partnership the two companies had entered into earlier this year; Yatra.com and eBay India have started offering holiday packages to customers of the auction site.
By participating in this first-of-its kind travel auction in India, eBay customers will be able to bid for holiday packages starting at an incredibly affordable price of Rs 1. At the time of its launch, customers could bid on ride-and-stay packages to Nainital, which included AC car-hire from New Delhi to Nainital and deluxe accommodation and sightseeing at the hill station. Yatra.com plans to extend the auction facility for holidays to other popular destinations like Goa and weekend getaways from metros such as Mount Abu, Mahabaleshwar, Coorg, Mysore, Mussoorie, and many others.
Though introduced in India for the first time, world over travel auctions are a good way for customers to find last minute deals. With bidding starting at a low price, customers have the option of buying a holiday (or a ticket) at a price that is within their budget. Bidding and winning a holiday only adds to the excitement of a holiday.
Speaking on the alliance, Bharat Malik, Head of Online Marketing, Yatra.com, said, With an aim to extend Yatra.coms partnership with eBay India, this novel concept has been initiated which will offer packages to various exotic destinations at an irresistible price. We are confident that this offer will make planning holidays for our customers an exciting process.
Mr. Kashyap Vadapalli, Director - Category Management, eBay India said, eBay Indias core consumers are the youth. Snagging a great deal on their travel plans is important to them & we are delighted that our partnership with our partner Yatra.com provides our 2.5 million registered users access to these travel auctions.
Yatra.com forged a tie-up with eBay in January, 2010 to promote the products of Yatra.com on eBay India. As a part of this deal, Yatra.com is featured as the recommended travel website on eBay Indias homepage. In return, Yatra.com offers the customers of eBay India the option to search and book travel products - domestic and international flights and domestic hotels from www.ebay.in directly.
eBay customers can book their travel through a dedicated travel page on ebay.in having special offers created by Yatra.com. In addition, eBay India provides dedicated display advertising inventory to Yatra.com on its homepage and other sections of the website. This is done by highlighting the top deals offered by Yatra.com with the help of banners across eBay India.
Notes to Editor
Yatra.com, rated as Indias No. 1 travel website by Juxt Consult - India Online Survey 2008 is a one-stop-shop for all travel needs. It has won second prize in Domestic Tour Operator category at National Tourism Awards 2008-2009 and has been nominated under Asias Leading Travel Agency at the 17th Annual World Travel Awards. From air tickets and hotel rooms to holiday packages and car rentals, Yatra.com has everything to service todays traveler. With Yatra.com, you can book air tickets over the internet, through their 24x7 customer care centre, Yatra.com Holiday Lounges or by simply using your mobile phone. Yatra.com gives you access to the best travel deals across a myriad of national and international destinations. As one of the largest consolidators of hotels in India, Yatra.com provides room-booking facility in over 2,500 domestic hotels across 250 destinations in India, as well as over 90,000 hotels across the world. The prices are highly competitive and booking rates are available at the lowest rates in real time. Yatra provides hundreds of holiday packages to its customers that include best deals and rates across the globe.
About eBay India
eBay India Indias leading online marketplace, is Indias biggest online trading community where anyone can sell or buy almost anything. eBay India is a trading platform offering auctions, fixed price and classifieds modes of person-to-person trading. There is a wide range of products listed on eBay India in an array of categories including Technology, Lifestyle, Collectibles and Media. eBay India is a 100% subsidiary of eBay Inc.