Community-driven hospitality company, Airbnb today announced its first airline partnership in India with Jet Airways. This announcement adds momentum to the growth of Airbnb’s footprint in the Indian market by focusing on establishing a deeper connection with the new age Indian travelers who seek unique travel experiences.
“We are seeing that millennials are seeking newer interesting ways to travel and are keen to break away from the conventional means to seek authentic experiences. We thought of creating an eco-system in India whereby we can partner with like-minded companies like Jet Airways which is also an airline of choice when it comes to millennials in India to cater to their needs in a better form,” said Amanpreet Bajaj, country manager- India, Airbnb.
To announce this exciting partnership, Jet Airways is running a contest on its website www.jetairways.com, where 5 lucky winners have a chance to win free couple flight tickets from Jet Airways together with a stay coupon worth Rs.35,000 from Airbnb.
To be eligible for the contest, all that guests in India need to do is to book a Jet Airways flight to any of the 64 destinations on its network between 23rd August and September 1, 2017.
With over a million Indians having traveled on Airbnb globally, this partnership comes as a reaffirmation of the company’s commitment to making travel unique for Indian travelers.
“Jayaraj Shanmugam, chief commercial officer, Jet Airways said, “An increasing number of Indian travelers are embracing the fresh and highly personalized 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,” said the chief commercial officer, Jet Airways, Jayaraj Shanmugam.
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, travelers can get a 10 percent discount for their Jet Airways flight booking via a promo code.