amazon: MakeMyTrip & Amazon Pay announce strategic partnership
MakeMyTrip said with the partnership it will be able to extend its distribution further via Amazon Pay’s ‘large’ customer base, especially in smaller cities and towns and accelerate online booking of travel services across the country. The company said with Amazon Pay, ICICI co-branded credit card customers will earn unlimited cashback rewards on every flight, hotel or bus booking and with Amazon Pay Later customers can book tickets and pay next month with no interest.
Customers can also use different payment modes on Amazon Pay, including Amazon Pay Balance and Amazon Pay UPI. Booking of bus services via Redbus is already live on Amazon.in and other travel services powered by MakeMyTrip will be going live over the next few months.
The companies said the partnership will help Amazon Pay create a convenient experience and provide greater value for its customers with access to MakeMyTrip’s travel offerings.
Rajesh Magow, co-founder and group CEO of MakeMyTrip said: “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.”
Mahendra Nerurkar , CEO and VP, Amazon Pay India said the partnership with MakeMyTrip will benefit millions of its customers, allowing them to choose from the ‘best-in-class’ offerings and services across the country.