MakeMyTrip and Amazon Pay have partnered to offer travel services via the retail giant’s websites and mobile apps in India.
The deal is part of Amazon Pay’s bid to add value by offering more services to consumers in the country.
In a statement, Rajesh Magow, co-founder and group CEO of MakeMyTrip, says:"We are excited to partner with Amazon, the company that has revolutionized online purchase behaviour of people world over.
"There is an accelerated digital shift happening as a result of the pandemic and through this partnership, we look forward to making travel bookings extremely convenient for new adopters, thereby increasing the online penetration of travel bookings.
The partnership enables MakeMyTrip to extend its reach further particularly in smaller cities and towns.
According to the release travel services from MakeMyTrip will be going live in the next few months with Redbus services already available.
Mahendra Nerurkar, CEO and vice president at Amazon Pay India, adds: "At Amazon Pay, we strive to deliver a trusted, convenient and rewarding experience by simplifying the payment process for our customers. Our partnership with MakeMyTrip, will benefit millions of our customers, allowing them to choose from the best-in-class offerings and services across the country, followed with the ease of using Amazon Pay, facilitating a seamless journey."
This is not Amazon’s first foray into travel in India with the company offering flights via Amazon Pay through a deal with Cleartrip since mid-2019.
It is unclear whether the deal with Cleartrip will remain following the MakeMyTrip agreement announced this week.
Cleartrip was acquired by Indian online consumer marketplace Flipkart earlier this year.
At the time, the companies said in a joint statement that Cleartrip would work alongside Flipkart to "further develop technology solutions to make travel simple for customers."
Phocuswire has asked Cleartrip to comment.