Factors Boosting Online Travel and Yatra’s Initiative to Meet this Demand

The Indian travel and tourism industry is all set to grow at a thunderous rate over the coming years. The sector is estimated to grow at an average annual rate of 7.9% up to 2023, which pegs India as the third fastest growing tourism destination over the next decade. The burgeoning industry owes its growth to a plethora of factors.

Factors that Boost Online Travel Industry:

1) Increasing internet and mobile penetration: India has the third largest base of internet users in the world and it is expected to take the number two position, very soon. M-commerce and mobile apps are the new way of boosting business and this sector is expected to see major growth. The travel industry too is following suite and now booking your dream vacation is actually just a click away.

2) Burgeoning middle class: The middle class population is expected to grow at a steady rate in the next decade. And with increasing incomes and the growing spending power of the middle class, frequent vacations both domestic and international, are high on the radar of the middle class. Long weekends, school vacations etc. regularly finds consumers taking a break from the daily rigmarole of life and going on holiday.

3) Plastic Money: Increasing use of plastic money or credit and debit cards has now made booking a vacation an almost seamless affair. Now there is no need to go to the bank and withdraw money to book a ticket or hotel. Infact the number of deals being offered by portals for payments made through credit cards is high. Banks and financial institutions are also making use of this opportunity and incentivising their customers to use their cards.

4) Highly competitive rates: Both airlines and hotels are regularly indulging in fare wars making it a win-win situation for customers. Tickets as low as Rs 1000 are being offered by airlines. Hotels too, are fast engaging in means that will increase their occupancy rates. Hotels in tier 3 and 4 are offering comfortable rooms at throw away prices. This is making travel a very pocket friendly and an endearing recreation opportunity for people.

Yatra, an online travel portal is a one stop shop for all kinds of travel services. From hotels, to tickets, to travel itineraries, especially customised for it’s customers, Yatra is a favourite of one and all. Recently it was recognised as India’s Most Trusted Online Brand by The Economic Times survey of 2015.
Keeping in the mind the exponential growth expected in tourism, Yatra has extended its platform to all tour and travel operators under the Yatra Partner Program.

Yatra Partner Program
Absolutely unique and first of it’s kind, Yatra has launched the ‘Yatra Partner Program’, an amazing platform where tour and travel operators can exhibit their holiday packages online, under their very own brand name. This concept brings tour operators and travellers under one umbrella.
This incredible concept gives travel operators the opportunity to reach out to 14 million monthly visitors. They can list their holiday packages for free on Yatra website while enjoying commision at lowest industry rate.
Moreover, with simple payment gateways, message facility to directly connect with customers and with an ultra modern tech platform to market various kinds of holiday packages, this delightful concept will surely help boost Indian tourism.

Therefore, Yatra is the best online market place for tour and travel operators and beckons them to join hands in creating many more happy travellers. Register yourself for the <Yatra Partner Program> and reach out to millions of customers on India’s leading travel portal – Yatra.com

Written by Pallak Bhatnagar, Yatra.com


Customer is King – As Tour and Travel Operators Join Yatra.com

Every year, an estimated 4000 tour and travel operators in India help organise family vacations. However, it sometimes becomes a hassle to rope in customers either due to lack of credibility of the tour operators or due to inability of the tour operator to reach out to the target audience. Hence a tour operator’s job is certainly not an easy one!

Winds of Change
However times have changed and so has the travel industry. With a boom in the Indian e-commerce industry – shopping, fashion and travel options are now just a click away for consumers. However with so many sites vying for consumer attention, making a mark in the digital space is not an easy game, and companies need to invest money and efforts to establish their brands.
As a travel operator, if you are looking to boost your travel business and taking it to a higher scale, then you have an easy option. Partner with Yatra.com and immediately get online visibility by getting your holiday packages listed for free on Yatra.com

Why Yatra?
Yatra receives an estimated 6 lakh page views daily and also receives a lot of traffic through it’s recently launched mobile app. So undoubtedly, as a travel operator one will be reaching out to a huge audience. Also you don’t need to worry about losing out on your brand name – as your packages will be on Yatra.com under your own name!
Yatra with its Yatra Partner Program, provides a unique platform for tour and travel operators to showcase their domestic and international holiday packages online. This distinctive concept brings tour operators and customers under one roof and in direct contact with each another.

Customer is King
As a customer, one can avail many discounts and get a wide variety in terms of holiday packages, besides total transparency on which tour operator you are dealing with. Visit a historical site or spend your days lazing around at a beach in leisure. The holiday packages in this marketplace are flexible, suiting the needs of travellers. Hence, there is something for everybody out here!
With a facility where the vendors and the customers can connect directly through a chat system, the process of booking a holiday is now easy and less time consuming. A live platform where people plan happy memories.

In sum:
Therefore, Yatra is the perfect online market place for tour and travel operators in India. Register yourself on the Yatra Partner Program and reach out to millions of customers at India’s leading travel portal, Yatra.com

Written by Pallak Bhatnagar, Yatra.com

Exploring 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Holiday Tour Packages to India

India, often called the Land of Mystery, is one of the most sought after destinations among tourists. From lush green rolling plains to highest mountain peaks and exotic shimmering beaches to golden deserts, this place has something to offer to all types of travellers. In addition to these alluring attractions, it also houses a number of remarkable architectural wonders. Here is a list of three UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites that can be explored by travellers by booking holiday tour packages to India.

Konark Sun Temple

Located in the Indian state Odisha, Konark Sun Temple is one of the most revered shrines in country. It was built by the king Narasimhadeva I, back in the 13th century. A fine example of the marvellous Kalinga architecture, this temple is known for minute detailing and precision. Even after centuries, it has not lost its charm that testifies the ingenious work done by Orissan artists. Dedicated to the Sun God, it is popular for the flawless cut of animal and human figures, brilliant traceries and fine scroll work. It is regarded as chariot of the god that has 12 pairs of intricately carved wheels pulled by seven horses. The best things about this temple are its alignment on the east and west directions, and pleasant natural surroundings. Travellers can witness the marvel of this monument by booking holiday tour packages to India.

Taj Mahal

The symbol of love, Taj Mahal is not only a UNESCO-listed site, but is also one of the eight wonders in the world. It is said that this mesmerising mausoleum was built by Shah Jahan in remembrance of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Crafted by the best artisans, this monument is a fine example of the Mughal architectural style. Built by using white marble and precious stones, it is an epitome of beauty. In addition to this, gardens in the surrounding and geometrical patterns add magnificence to this structure. This is the region that most holiday packages to India include it in the must-see attractions list.

Qutab Minar

Built by Qutab-und-din-Aibak, this 73 metres high victory tower was the highest structure back in the 12th century. This five-storied tower was constructed after the Last Hindu kingdom was defeated in the year 1993. The first three stories are built by using red sandstone, whereas rest two include marble work as well. The Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, located at the foot of the tower, is one of the oldest mosques in the country.

People interested in history and architecture can include these three UNESCO-listed sites in their holiday packages to India.