Recently we had discussed about MakeMyTrip launching “Holiday Plus” packages for international travelers. With the feature of airline and hotels booking MakeMyTrip.com now makes itself more comfortable for the users by adding the online railway booking system to their site.
On this Mr. Sachin Bhatia, CMO & Co-Founder (MakeMyTrip) said, “ We endeavor to be the one-stop shop for all travel needs, and are constantly looking to broad base our existing range of comprehensive travel solutions. The tie-up with IRCTC will empower travelers by providing them greater choice and flexibility when planning holidays. It is also of long-term strategic significance for us. Going forward, we intend to leverage existing synergies to our mutual advantage.”
Online railway booking has taken up the market, and it’s far easier to book the railway tickets through mobile phones and internet. This facility was only available on the IRCTC.com. But MakeMyTrip.com now has this online railway booking facility which is not present on any other travel portals. The various modes of payments by using credit and debit cards, online banking account, through mobile banking, and cash-on-delivery distinguishes MakeMyTrip.com different.
Sometime back we had written about Indian Railways opening their API. This will enable the users to not only book their tickets but also the hotels. Imagine if Facebook develops this API for Indian Railways (IR) then it will be possible to book tickets from your Facebook account.
I am waiting for this to happen so that I can say that IR is working with the technology to make it self better and simpler for the users to book their railway tickets.