MakeMyTrip and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts have announced a global partnership aimed at strengthening mutual business growth as the market of outbound travellers from India gathers pace. Under this partnership, the more than 9,000 hotels worldwide operating under Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio of brands will now enter into online distribution with MakeMyTrip, making the platform the largest third-party distributor of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts branded properties in India.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has a global portfolio of 20 brands that spans across more than 80 countries on six continents. The company commands a leading presence across all segments of the lodging industry, ranging from upper-upscale to midscale and economy.
Speaking on the partnership, Ritwik Khare, Chief Business Officer, International Hotels & Global Key Accounts at MakeMyTrip.com said, “With continuing upswing in Indians traveling overseas for leisure and business, being India’s one-stop-travel-shop, we want to provide the best range of accommodation choices through our platform. We are delighted to partner with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, which allows us to add more than 9000 hotels around the world. This partnership will not just enable us to further extend our global reach but will also help provide a range of offerings to better serve Indian travellers.”
Ignace Bauwens, Regional Vice President for Middle East, Eurasia & Africa at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said, “India’s growing middle class is fuelling boom in both the domestic and international travel markets. With this growth comes increasing demand for accommodation from recognised brands at great value. Over the past five years, we have almost doubled our number of hotels in India and the larger Eurasia sub-region, predominately across the mid-scale segment. Our brands are well-known and liked across India, and through this partnership Indian travellers will discover even more destinations where they can stay with Wyndham.”
The partnership will focus on making the entire user experience more collaborative and secure for customers.