Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, today announced its first airline partnership in India with Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline. This announcement adds momentum to the growth of Airbnb’s footprint in the Indian market by focusing on establishing a deeper connect with the new age Indian travellers who seek unique travel experiences.
In another inaugural offer, the first 100 Jet Airways’ guests booking their accommodation with Airbnb via the Jet Airways website, also receive 10 percent off. In a separate, limited period offer from Airbnb, travellers can get a 10 percent discount for their Jet Airways flight booking via a promo code.
Speaking about Airbnb’s first-of-its-kind partnership with an Indian airline, Amanpreet Bajaj, Country Manager – India, Airbnb said, “Airbnb’s philosophy is centered on providing unique experiences to modern day travellers, who seek newer and more interesting ways to travel. Indian travellers have become more decisive and are keen to break away from conventional means of travel and accommodation. Airbnb has been committed to building local partnerships which enable us to strengthen our connect with the Indian audience. With this partnership, Jet Airways fliers who are also Airbnb travellers will be able to enjoy the added-value they receive from being associated with two dynamic brands.”
With over a million Indians having travelled on Airbnb globally, this partnership comes as a reaffirmation of the company’s commitment to make travel unique for Indian travellers.
Giving his views on this partnership, Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways said, “An increasing number of Indian travellers are embracing the fresh and highly personalised experiences that a platform like Airbnb offers. Our focus on being innovative and offering differentiated travel experiences enables us to anticipate the changing needs of our guests and recognize trends much earlier than the market, thus allowing us to offer exciting travel related initiatives. We are delighted to be the first Indian airline to partner Airbnb, and look forward to creating more of such innovative experiences for our guests.”