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TCI, Airbnb sign pact on outbound stay options

MUMBAI

Travel major Thomas Cook (India) has inked a pilot partnership with accommodation website Airbnb to offer unique stay experiences for Indian outbound travellers. The company aims to target families, ad-hoc group of friends and business-cum-leisure travellers through this partnership.

“The Indian traveller is evolving rapidly and for many, standard stays no longer find favour. Our partnership with Airbnb for outbound Indian travellers aims to address this viable and yet untapped market need,” Madhavan Menon, chairman and managing director, Thomas Cook (India) said in a statement.

Thomas Cook India intends to offer significant value and flexibility to families, ad-hoc groups of friends and business-cum-leisure travellers via access to Airbnb’s unique stay options-across apartments, private rooms, castles, boats, manors, tree houses and private islands.

Under the partnership, Thomas Cook (India) will have access to Airbnb’s unique stay options which include apartments, private rooms, castles, boats, manors, tree houses and private islands across the world.

Varsha Rao, head of global Airbnb operations said, “We are excited to work with a leader in India’s travel market to give Indian travellers the opportunity to have unique and truly authentic local experiences by staying in one of our more than two million properties around the world.”

Musafir Namah Bureau

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