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MakeMyTrip, PayPal join hands for flight bookings to India

MakeMyTrip and online payment facilitator PayPal will offer overseas customers an additional option to pay for their flight bookings to India.

BT Online Bureau   New Delhi     Last Updated: April 22, 2015  | 15:18 IST

MakeMyTrip and online payment facilitator PayPal have entered a deal to offer its overseas customers an additional option to pay for their international flight bookings to India.

The offer is valid only for PayPal account holders registered outside of India.

"MakeMyTrip's integration of PayPal as the payment partner for its website offers customers a trusted and safe payment option. It presents an opportunity to build brand recognition with over 113 million active PayPal users in 190 markets across the world," the company said.

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MakeMyTrip Marketing Head Manish Kalra said: "We are delighted to add PayPal as a payment option. Our customers based abroad can now use PayPal as a safe way to pay for their dream Indian holidays and enjoy a hassle-free booking experience".

"With PayPal as their digital wallet, consumers are not required to enter sensitive financial information such as bank account or credit card number each time they transact online," the online trip advisor added.

MakeMyTrip is offering an inaugural discount of $20 per booking for international flights paid for using PayPal till August 15, 2012.

PayPal Southeast Asia and India, India Country Manager Mayur Patel said: "With over 6 million tourist arrivals into India in 2011, India is a key travel hot spot for world travelers. By working with a leading Indian online travel provider such as MakeMyTrip, millions of PayPal account holders can now book their dream Indian holiday and benefit from a more secure payment option."

With inputs from PTI

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