This time every year, many students from India travel overseas to pursue their educational dreams. The students travel for extended stays, so their requirements are atypical of the regular traveller. Some even travel with parents, which compounds additional travel requirements. Extra baggage, for instance, is one of the essential requirements, as additional baggage fees can be burdensome. As the new-term season lifts off, MakeMyTrip, India’s leading online travel company, has tied up with key stakeholders, including Airlines (for extra baggage and competitive student fares), Banks (exclusive discounts along with easy EMI-led solutions), discounted forex cards and travel accessories brands (so that students find smart and easy travel solutions). This first-of-its-kind offering can be accessed from the flight’s funnel on the platform.
The company has partnered with nine leading airlines, including Air France, Air Mauritius, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Thai Airways, and Vistara and banking partners, to put together a comprehensive and competitive student fares and payment plan. The company’s statement mentioned the inclusion of a free baggage allowance, ensuring a hassle-free and cost-effective travel experience for students.
Speaking about the initiative, Chief Operating Officer of Flights, Holidays & Gulf Cooperation Council, MakeMyTrip, Saujanya Shrivastava, said:
We aim to ensure every travel use case finds a comprehensive solution on our platform. We are delighted that this integrated offering will lead to economy and convenience for the student cohort travelling abroad, especially to destinations such as the USA, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
To make the pay-out for ticket fares easier on the wallet, students can avail of a flat 12% discount, up to INR 10,000, along with interest-free EMI options for 3 and 6 months when using American Express, Axis Bank, Citibank, and ICICI debit/credit cards. The plan also offers students BookMyForex Cards without service or delivery charges and an additional 1% (approximate) cashback on purchasing foreign currency during the offer period. A 50-70% discount is also bundled in on leading travel accessories brands to help students travel in style.
Established in 2000, MakeMyTrip has since positioned itself as one of the leading companies, providing great offers, competitive airfares, exclusive discounts, and a seamless online booking experience to many of its customers. Its services an products include air ticketing, hotel and alternative accommodations bookings, holiday planning and packaging, rail ticketing, bus ticketing, car hire and ancillary travel requirements such as facilitating access to third-party travel insurance and visa processing.