Ladies and Gentlemen! It gives me great pleasure to declare the festival travel season open!!!
That’s how I would do it, standing at the pinnacle of the Red fort, on my bullet proof podium. This reflect the optimism and mood that we are feeling here at Goibibo after the mayhem of the Onion prices that got tears to all our eyes and the Dollar soaring from the Qutab Minar to the top of the Burz Al Arab but thankfully the arrival of the ultra handsome new Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan seems to have arrested the rapid rise of the American currency and we are seeing the first rate drop in petrol prices in months. Yippee!!!!!
Like I said Goibibo has a slew of travel products up and even more in the pipe line for the new travel season.
Prasar Sarma/Manager Mobile has this to say – After the very successful run of the Goibibo hotel booking app on iOS and Android, we have a couple of new innovations rolling out right now. Number one we have the “Tell your Price” or the “TYP” app. Basically “Tell Your Price” is an opaque hotel booking app that enables you to bid and get the best room in the location you want. From a list of the best hotels in major cities you short list your favourite hotels. You “Tell Your Price” and we deliver up to 70% OFF one hotel in your desired location.
Jagminder Singh/Director Hotels and Holidays is excited about the coming festive & holiday season, he says “Goibibo.com will have exclusive deals in more than 100 cities in India, in the states of Goa, Maharashtra, Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir etc.
Our Top focus will be – Kerala, Rajasthan, Kashmir & Delhi NCR for getting exclusive package deals for our consumer’s long & short itineraries with convenient options. Cities like – Cochin, Kumarakom, Kovalam, Pondicherry, Kanyakumari, Goa & hills stations in the Western Ghats will be prime focus.
Ankit Rastogi/Business Head/Hotels and Holidays is looking at the big picture –“The Indian traveller is resilient, notwithstanding the Dollar rate she/he continues to venture forth and fuel the travel and holiday business. Keeping this in mind we have taken our International Hotels business into top gear. Our customers now have over one hundred thousand hotels to choose from and that’s the way forward for us. We are constantly empowering our customers.”
Ganesh Iyer/Head/Airlines says “Goibibo is setting up a strategy around the weekend sale. We will be offering huge discounts to our consumers. Discounts will go as high as Rs .1000 plus. This is our way of offsetting the increasing cost of the flight ticket this holiday season.
Mohit Rajpal/Business Head/Bus – We are completely revamping the Bus platform on Goibibo and have started rolling out the same. Second we have recently launched bus booking service on iOS, in fact there are loads of goodies on offer for bus travellers and there is a lot more coming up.
Divyang Bhardwaj/Senior Manager/Marketing – has the last word. “As you can see this is a big time for us. All the planning and preparation comes into play now. Along with all these strategic plans we have some awesome tactical manoeuvres as well. Over the next month alone we have 10 flash sales planned – featuring massive discounts on all our frontline products. I would strongly recommend to those with travel plans for the new season, something big is coming up …watch this space and keep the Mastercard ready.