|Travelguru rolls out “Travelguru Holidays” stores
Extends access to India’s largest Hotel & holiday network to retail customers
Mumbai, 21 May 2008: With the goal of making its market-leading range of hotels and holiday options available to a wider audience, Travelguru recently launched its first retail store, Travelguru Holidays, in Mumbai at Nirmal Lifestyle - Mumbai’s popular mall in Mulund (West). Subsequently Travelguru Holidays has opened in Pune, Bangalore, Indore, Ahmedabad and Ludhiana .These one-stop travel shops meet all the travel needs of the customer at one go including hotels, holiday packages, flights and car rentals.
Speaking on the occasion, Amit Kapoor, AVP – Business Development, Travelguru said, “The primary goal of Travelguru Holidays is to reach out to customers who prefer to completely tailor their packages to their needs. We intend to bring the unique Travelguru experience, including India’s largest range of hotels and holiday options, to these customers. It helps do two things –
a) Guide the customer through a differentiated holiday booking experience.
b) We build customer confidence in the products especially as high booking amounts are involved.
The experience and knowledge of our retail staff will give customers the ability to maximize their benefit from our network of over 72000 hotels globally.”
”Since the inception of Travelguru Holidays we have witnessed a huge demand for domestic as well as international holidays. We intend to extend the Travelguru experience to all major and tier II cities by September end. The USP of our retail outlets is the vast reach along with the facility for real-time booking of all our hotels and flights. We find that our customers love the fact that they can immediately get their travel confirmation vouchers in hand.” added Mr. Kapoor.
Travelguru - India’s largest hotel network - offers access to over 4000 hotels in India and over 72,000 hotels worldwide. It offers travelers the opportunity to plan and purchase their travel in a transparent, easy and customizable manner with instant bookings and confirmations. Strategic partnerships and deep supplier relationships give Travelguru the edge as an aggregator of travel services. Sorting hotels by user reviews and several other criteria are some of the distinctive value-added services. In December, 2007 Travelguru fully acquired Desiya.com - a company focused on hotel aggregation, distribution and technology to further strengthen the leadership position in hotel distribution. Travelguru facilitates a wide range of travel options and recommendations for domestic as well as international travelers. The Travelguru hotel advisors guide you to the most convenient place to stay including rates, amenities, landmarks and so on across India. It promotes properties from budget to luxury, single room to serviced apartment, business accommodation to leisure houseboat.
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