Expedia India and bus ticketing company RedBus have announced a new partnership aimed at making Expedia a one stop shop for travel planning.
In its pursuit to offer a localised and complete travel booking solution to the Indian consumer, Expedia today announced the addition of bus tickets to its existing range of services for their customers.
This is another initiative from Expedia keeping in mind the comfort and needs of the Indian traveller, after the recent launch of the visa services.
Expedia will launch an introductory offer Rs500 off on bus tickets with every hotel that is booked.
Commenting on the occasion, Vikram Malhi, country head, Expedia India said: “Buses are one of the preferred modes of transport in India, connecting some of the key Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities.
“With an increasing number of travellers taking to short weekend getaways, the demand for bus services have significantly risen over the last few years.
“At Expedia, we have constantly set new benchmarks with our innovative and unique offerings, including allowing consumers tailor their own trip as per their needs.
“In our endeavor to create a holistic offering for our customers who prefer to travel by road, we have introduced this new service in our portfolio.
“With this tie up, we are aiming to strengthen our domestic and inbound travel solution for an enhanced experience.”
This partnership provides Expedia the access to bus seat inventory across over 180,000 bus services, operated by 900 operators across the country.
The addition of such an inventory is likely to push the overall travel experience in India to the next level for both domestic tourists and foreign tourists exploring India.