Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India and IRCTC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which HRANI’s hotel members would list their room rate and inventory on IRCTC’s portal.
The aim of the MoU signed between HRANI and IRCTC is to promote domestic tourism and reduce the customer acquisition cost. The MoU was signed in the presence of MP Mall, Chairman & Managing Director, IRCTC; Surendra Kumar Jaiswal, President, HRANI and Vice President, FHRAI; Amarvir Singh, Hony. Secretary, HRANI; Garish Oberoi, Treasurer, HRANI and Renu Thapliyal, Secretary General, HRANI, as well as leading hoteliers.
With this MoU, we can pass the maximum benefit and better destinations to tourists, allowing them to get a clear picture – Surendra Kumar Jaiswal
Speaking about the MoU, Jaiswal said, “With this MoU, we can pass the maximum benefit and better destinations to tourists, allowing them to get a clear picture.” Mall echoed the sentiment and added, “We are going for the lowest commission in the industry and at the same time, keeping ourselves viable and sustainable.” Under the partnership, IRCTC will facilitate the hotel members of HRANI for the listing of their room rate and inventory on IRCTC booking engine portal, promoting domestic tourism and reducing the customer acquisition cost. IRCTC will offer 10 per cent commission from the member unit of HRANI and its members will also get 50 per cent discount on a one-time integration charge of ₹20,000 (plus taxes). Individual members need to pay an amount of ₹10,000 (plus taxes) for integration on the booking portal of IRCTC. Six to eight hotels are already onboard.