Update: March 12, 2022 5:21 p.m. STI
New Delhi [India], March 12 (ANI/NewsView): India’s leading online travel agency, MakeMyTrip, has announced an annual celebration to recognize and reward the growing community of homestay hosts in the domestic travel market. The platform will reward properties for their unique attributes and features, including property location and views, amenities, stay facilities, stay options for specific needs and requirements, and more. Held annually, it is India’s premier traveler’s choice award designed exclusively for properties and homestay guests.
Speaking on the importance of this initiative, Vipul Prakash, COO, MakeMyTrip, said, “The MakeMyTrip Homestay Awards are a recognition of the growing importance and contribution of this segment to the entire tourism industry. . At one level, the idea behind this platform is to promote micro-entrepreneurship at the local level, and at another level, to encourage travelers to explore India like a local by spotlighting the best homestays Across the country.”
Hosts will be able to nominate their properties in specific categories on the MakeMyTrip mobile app/website beginning April 10, 2022. The full selection process will involve guest voting in the first stage beginning the first week of May, followed by of the preselection of the winners by eminent judges. The final winners will be congratulated at a big event in August later this year.
Echoing thoughts on the contributions of the homestay ecosystem to the entire travel and tourism industry, Sunil Suresh, Chief Marketing Officer of MakeMyTrip Group, said, “The search for a home during the pandemic has led to the adoption of new concepts such as workcation, staycation etc. Over the past two years, the homestay segment has shown enormous potential and room for growth – thanks to the active contributions and determination of hosts to serve travelers despite all adversity. We are excited to create something special for India’s growing hosts. community; and we look forward to celebrating their journey and showing our appreciation for their hard work and commitment to continuing to enrich the stay experiences of Indian travellers. »
MakeMyTrip will soon announce nomination details, including award criteria and selection process, on its website and social platforms.
MakeMyTrip Limited is India’s leading online travel agency. We own and operate recognized online brands including MakeMyTrip, Goibibo and redBus. Through our leading websites and mobile platforms, travelers can research, plan and book a wide range of travel services and products in India and abroad. Our services and products include airline ticketing, hotel and alternative accommodation reservations, vacation planning and packaging, rail ticketing, bus ticketing, car rental and ancillary travel requirements such as facilitating access to third-party travel insurance and visa processing.
We offer our clients access to all major domestic full service and low cost airlines operating in India and all major airlines operating to and from India, a comprehensive set of national accommodations in India and a wide selection of properties outside India. Railways and all major Indian bus operators.
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