MakeMyTrip inks MoA with Archaelogical dept for booking of 116 historical sites pan-India

MakeMyTrip, an online travel agency, based out of Gurugram, has inked an agreement or MoA (Memorandum of Agreement) with ASI (Archaelogical Survey of India) for online bookings for 116 historical monuments and sites pan India.

The MoA involves listing and offering online booking gateways to world heritage and well-known monuments under ASI including the Taj Mahal, Red fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Khajuraho Temple, Charminar, Golconda Fort, among others.

“We are thrilled to partner with Archaeological Survey of India to help make it convenient for travellers and delight them with the ease of planning and booking their visit online to these heritage monuments. This partnership will provide world class e-ticket booking service to help travellers plan in advance and eliminate hassle of standing in long queues, saving time and effort by booking online through our platform,” Deep Kalra, founder and group CEO, MakeMyTrip said.

MakeMyTrip was founded by Kalra in the year 2000. It is an Indian online travel company, headquartered in Gurugram. The company provides online travel services including flight tickets, domestic and international holiday packages, hotel reservations, and rail and bus tickets.

MakeMyTrip recorded gross bookings of over $1.4 billion in the first quarter of this year.

According to the company, it provides its customers with access to over 61,500 domestic accommodation properties in India, and more than 500,000 properties outside of India.

In September 2018, the Mauritius-based parent had also pumped in ₹69 crore into its Indian arm.

Apart from operating its own platform, MakeMyTrip also operates brands including Goibibo and redBus. Through these platforms, MMT (MakeMyTrip) allows users to book air, bus, train tickets, hotels and alternative accommodations bookings in India as well as overseas.

While, other significant players in the travel domain includes YatraCleartrip, and TravelTriangle, among others.

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