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MakeMyTrip-PayPal tie-up for flight bookings to India

July 30, 2012 16:46 IST

AviationMakeMyTrip said on Monday it has entered into a pact with online payment facilitator PayPal to offer its overseas customers an additional option to pay for their international flight bookings to 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.

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

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

"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," MakeMyTrip said.

On the development, 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 over 6 million tourist arrivals into India in 2011, India is a key travel hot spot for world travellers.

"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," PayPal Southeast Asia and India, India Country Manager Mayur Patel said.

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