Recently, online travel application ixigo announced its partnership with IRCTC to exclusively power hotel bookings for IRCTC users. This partnership will enable IRCTC’s web and mobile platforms to showcase ixigo’s wide range of accommodation offerings from its domestic and international hotel partners and OTAs.

Commenting on the tie-up, MP Mall, CMD, IRCTC said, “Our partnership with ixigo is a part of our efforts of enhancing service offerings to railway customers. The smart and personalised hotel booking options aggregated from multiple online travel sites will help IRCTC deliver affordable accommodation to users through ixigo’s simple and innovative hotel platform.”

Train travellers can now book and compare hotels with the introduction of IRCTC Hotels. ixigo searches and compares over 40,000 hotels from all leading travel websites and allows travellers to filter by offerings such as ‘pay at a hotel’ and ‘free cancellation’.

Announcing the partnership, Aloke Bajpai, CEO & Co-Founder, ixigo remarked, “We are delighted to power hotels for IRCTC and extend our offerings for their large base of rail customers, ixigo’s hotels meta-search technology will be made available to fulfil the government’s vision of providing more convenience and services to rail travellers.”