Travelocity debuts in India

Travelocity has unveiled its Indian online travel agency web site www.travelocity.co.in and introduced its India teams, extending its parent company, Sabre Holding’s already established footprint in India.

The new Travelocity India website offers Indian travellers a choice of 72,000 hotels, 1,000 cruises and over 4,000 popular sights, tours and activities.

Visiting India to celebrate the launch, President Travelocity Asia Pacific and ZUJI Chief Executive Officer, Mr Scott Blume, commented, “Our team is in place, our site is ready, and we are poised to revolutionise the way hotels are booked in India.”

The focus on real-time local and international hotel reservations marks a strategic differentiator for Travelocity versus many other online travel agencies (OTAs) in India. Further, Travelocity India is the only online travel agency with internationally tried-and-tested, robust online reservation and payment technology that has been customised for Indian travellers. This sophisticated technology enables real-time availability search and confirmation of hotel bookings over the internet, and gives travellers access to great value travel deals which have been sourced ‘locally’ all around the world.

Indian hoteliers have embraced the chance to distribute hotel rooms online on Travelocity India, as well as via ZUJI sites across Asia Pacific, lastminute.com sites in Europe and Travelocity.com in North America.

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“Do we think the Indian travelling public is ready to book hotels online - categorically ‘yes’. We’ve already processed many bookings from eager travellers showing that Indians are very ready, willing and able to make real-time hotel bookings online with Travelocity India,” said Himanshu Singh, Managing Director of Travelocity India.

Indian consumers can visit www.travelocity.co.in to book a hotel, in real time, in much the same way as they may have already booked a flight online. Travellers can search and find available hotels for when they want to travel, review hotel information and traveller reviews, make a reservation which is then instantly confirmed over the internet, and pay securely online in Indian Rupees.

Travelocity India also offers its consumers the ability to book more than 1,000 global cruises, available at wholesale rates with prices shown in Indian rupees. Interested travellers can make a toll free call to speak with a cruise travel expert in order to help plan a memorable experience.

Travelocity India also offers travellers the ability to find and pre-book 4,000 popular sights, tours and activities by interest or in popular destinations worldwide, including city tours and access destination guides and other travel tools.

Indian travellers can book travel online with absolute confidence with Travelocity India. The OTA offers high internet security policy and an in-depth privacy policy to ensure travellers of confidentiality, and help to book is at hand if needed by phone or email.

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