Airbnb announces its first airline partnership in India with Jet Airways

Airbnb announces its first airline partnership in India with Jet Airways

Community-driven hospitality company Airbnb announced its first airline partnership in India with Jet AirwaysBSE -0.12 %. Airbnb said the announcement adds momentum to the growth of Airbnb’s footprint in the Indian market by focusing on establishing a deeper connect with the new age Indian travellers who seek unique travel experiences.

“We are seeing that millenials are seeking newer interesting ways to travel and are keen to break away from the conventional means to seek authentic experiences. We thought of creating an eco system in India where by we can partner with like minded companies like Jet airways which is also an airline of choice when it comes to millenials in India to cater to their needs in a better form,” said Amanpreet Bajaj, country manager- India, Airbnb.

To announce this partnership, Jet Airways is running a contest on its website where 5 lucky winners have a chance to win free couple flight tickets from Jet Airways together with a stay coupon worth Rs 35,000 from Airbnb*. To be eligible for the contest, guests in India need to book a Jet Airways flight to any of the 64 destinations on its network between 23rd August and 01st September, 2017.

In another inaugural offer, the first 100 Jet Airways’ guests booking their accommodation with Airbnb via the Jet Airways website, also receive 10% off. In a separate, limited period offer from Airbnb, travellers can get a 10% discount for their Jet Airways flight booking via a promo code.

Bajaj added, “Jet Airways fliers who are also Airbnb travellers will be able to enjoy the added-value they receive from being associated with two dynamic brands.”

Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways said, “An increasing number of Indian travellers are embracing the fresh and highly personalised experiences that a platform like Airbnb offers. Our focus on being innovative and offering differentiated travel experiences enables us to anticipate the changing needs of our guests and recognise trends much earlier than the market, thus allowing us to offer exciting travel related initiatives. We are delighted to be the first Indian airline to partner Airbnb, and look forward to creating more of such innovative experiences for our guests.”

 

News Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com

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