Yatra signs MoU with Madhya Pradesh to promote homestays in the region
The strategic collaboration to be followed by signing MoU with Odisha and Chhattisgarh Government
Yatra.com, India’s leading online travel company, has signed an MoU with the Government of Madhya Pradesh to jointly promote homestays in the region. The MoU was signed by Mr Jaimon Mathew - GM operations MPSTDC and Mr Manish Bansal- GM Homestays, Yatra.com in the presence of AMD MP Tourism Ms TanviSundariyal. The partnership will enable Yatra to promote all the state tourism approved homestays, wherein travelers can rent a room in the home of a local family (host) or the entire house.
With an intend of establishing itself as the largest homestays curator of over 3000 homestays across 130 cities across India, come March the portal will sign two more MoU’s with the Governments of Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
Speaking on the partnership, Mr. SharatDhall, COO (B2C), Yatra.com said, “We are pleased to announce this partnership and aim to promote homestays in the state. We believe that this partnership will offer best-in-class stay experience for the tourists visiting the state. Strengthening our eco-system for homestays, we are aggressively working towards promoting homestays across the country which will also generate employment for the local population and help contribute to the economy of the nation.”
Yatra.com is closely working with the state Governments to promote homestays. The company recently signed MoU with the Government of Uttrakhand, Andhra Pradesh and Gujrat. As a part of this partnership, Yatra will list over 90 properties on its website and encourage the growth of homestays in Madhya Pradesh, giving tourists a very homely experience.
Yatra, based in Gurugram, is a one-stop marketplace for all travel-related services. The company provides information, pricing, availability, and booking facility for domestic and international air travel, domestic and international hotel bookings, holiday packages, buses, trains, in city activities, inter-city and point-to-point cabs, homestays and cruises. As a leading consolidator of accommodation options, Yatra provides real-time bookings for more than 62,000 hotels in India and over 500,000+ hotels around the world.
Customers can access Yatra in multiple ways: through a user-friendly website, mobile optimised WAP site and applications, a multi-lingual call centre, a countrywide network of Holiday Lounges and Yatra Travel Express stores.
Launched in August 2006, Yatra was ranked the Most Trusted e-Commerce Travel Brand in India in the Economics Times Brand Equity Survey 2016 for the second successive year, and has won the award for ‘First Prize - Domestic Tour Operator (Rest of India)’ at the India Tourism Awards held in July 2016.
Yatra’s parent company, Yatra Online Inc. is a Nasdaq listed entity.