Move to provide a comprehensive and hassle-free travel booking experience to over 100M PhonePe users
Chennai, 26 September 2018: Goibibo, India’s leading online travel brand, has announced the launch of Goibibo Flights on PhonePe, India’s leading digital payment platform. This segment is an addition to Goibibo’s on-going partnership with PhonePe. In June 2018, as part of the first phase of this association, Goibibo went live with its offering of hotels on the PhonePe platform.
PhonePe users will now have a much more comprehensive experience booking their travel with flights as well as hotel booking options now available on the payments platform. Along with easier payment, cancellation and instant refund options, travellers can also enjoy exciting discounts on domestic flight bookings.
Commenting on the partnership, Sanjay Bhasin, COO, Goibibo said, “We are excited to launch Goibibo Flights on PhonePe as we double down on synergies between the two brands. The collaboration has not only been rewarding for us but it has truly succeeded in providing a seamless travel booking experience to PhonePe users.”
Rahul Chari, Co-founder & CTO, PhonePe said, “The Goibibo partnership is a testimony to our strong synergies with the MMT group. Redbus was the first micro-app to go live on our platform, followed by the successful launch of Goibibo hotels and now flights. This partnership is a win-win proposition for our users as they can now book their flight tickets on the Goibibo micro-app and make convenient and hassle free payments using all the payment options available on the PhonePe platform.”
The partnership with PhonePe presents Goibibo with an opportunity to expand its reach to a wider audience. The partnership aims to continue offering a unified login and payments experience to over 100 million PhonePe users while making their flight and hotel bookings.
About Goibibo (www.goibibo.com)
Goibibo is India’s leading online travel booking brand providing range of choice for hotels, flights, trains, bus and cars for travelers. Our core value differentiator is the most trusted user experience, be it in terms of quickest search and booking, fastest payments, settlement or refund processes. Through GoStays, our customers enjoy standardised stay experience at certified hotel properties. With industry first virtual travel booking currency GoCash and travel social network, GoContacts – GoIbibo is the number one choice for new India on the move.
Bengaluru-headquartered PhonePe is the fastest growing payments company in India. With over 100 million users, the PhonePe app drives the highest number of merchant UPI transactions in India. Using PhonePe, users can send and receive money, recharge mobile, DTH, datacards, make utility payments and buy gold. PhonePe is accepted as a payment option across 3 lakh offline and online merchant outlets covering food, travel, groceries, movie tickets etc. PhonePe also offers microapps within its platform allowing customers to avail Ola, redBus and Goibibo Hotel services.