Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, today announced its first airline partnership in India with Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline. This adds momentum to the growth of Airbnb’s footprint in the Indian market by focusing on establishing a deeper connect with the new age Indian travellers who seek unique travel experiences.
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 August 23 and September 1, 2017.
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, travellers can get a 10 percent discount for their Jet Airways flight booking via a promo code.
Speaking about Airbnb’s first-of-its-kind partnership with an Indian airline, Amanpreet Bajaj, Country Manager – India, Airbnb, said, “Airbnb’s philosophy is centered on providing unique experiences to modern day travellers, who seek newer and more interesting ways to travel. Indian travellers have become more decisive and are keen to break away from conventional means of travel and accommodation. Airbnb has been committed to building local partnerships which enable us to strengthen our connect with the Indian audience. With this partnership, Jet Airways fliers who are also Airbnb travellers will be able to enjoy the added-value they receive from being associated with two dynamic brands.”
Giving his views on this partnership, Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways said, “An increasing number of Indian travellers are embracing the fresh and highly personalised 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.”
Fratelli Vineyards, one of India’s leading producers of premium quality wines, showcased 29 wines from nine wine houses spread across nine countries of the world, at the recently held Taste of the World International wine showcase event held in Delhi. The event held at the Hyatt Regency Delhi, had on offer an extensive array of wines from across the globe, accompaniments including hors d’oeurves, and other enjoyable food. Wine tasting counters were located around the venue featuring a mix of old and new world wines from Australia, France, Italy, Chile, California along with the domestic range of SETTE, VITAE and M/S- Master’s Selection from Fratelli Vineyards. There were a list of new labels added to the Fratelli Vineyards portfolio including JCB a collection of rare numbered wines composed by Jean- Charles Boisset, DeLoach California’s pioneering producer of wine, Cecchi , the Italian leaders in the wine world, Molly Cradle Australia’s boutique wines from some of the most prestigious regions and more. Fratelli Vineyards also displayed its soon to be launched SETTE in Magnum bottles which will be available at premium liquor stores soon. Guests were seen taking pleasure in live jazz performances during the event. Speaking on the successful third edition of Taste of the World, Kapil Sekhri , Director at Fratelli Vineyards said, “Taste of the World is a true indulgence for those that enjoy savouring good wine and food in a contemporary setting. The event has seen a terrific response since 2014, and ever since has been evolving with time. We do have plans to take this one of a kind experience to other cities in India as well.” Presence of Jean- Charles Boisset, proprietor at the Boisset Collection, who is referred to as the James Bond of the wine world, was the main attraction of the Taste of the World show this year. “I am absolutely thrilled to be associated with Fratelli Vineyards and have JCB and DeLoach wines as a part of this prestigious event- Taste of the World. It is a pleasure to see brands from different regions that have significantly contributed to the industry come together,” Boisset said. Source: www.hospitalitybizindia.com