Flipkart and MakeMyTrip collaborate on travel booking services

Flipkart and MakeMyTrip partnered for travel reservations. Online retail giant headquartered in Bengaluru in collaboration with an online travel provider based in Gurugram that allows customers to book domestic flight tickets and other travel services directly through the e-commerce portal.

The two companies said the partnership would start with domestic flight bookings in the next few weeks, followed by hotel, bus and holiday reservations. The deal will help Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd expand its overall service as "a one-stop destination for all online digital transactions," says Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy.

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The company did not disclose details about the partnership's revenue model. Flipkart continues to expand its business network as competition in the Indian e-commerce market increases. Amazon.com Inc. and Paytm E-Commerce Pvt Ltd have added new services in the same market.

Amazon has taken a number of steps to attract more customers to packages that offer faster delivery, access to initial offerings and streaming video subscriptions. Paytm, which operates Paytm Mall, has raised US$445 million from SoftBank Group and Alibaba Group to improve technology and develop logistics systems.

The new deal will give MakeMyTrip access to the large Flipkart consumer base and "further open the online travel market in significant ways," says MakeMyTrip CEO Deep Kalra. The introduction of travel services via Flipkart follows a similar step in 2016 by Paytm where customers book flights and train tickets.