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Nov. 2012

MakeMyTrip and HotelTravel.com create historic partnership

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PHUKET, 19 November, 2012 – MakeMyTrip.com (MMT) met with employees at the HotelTravel.com office last week following the official announcement that the Indian online travel and ecommerce leader had acquired HotelTravel.com.

According to HotelTravel.com Founder & CEO, Blair Speers, the future of the new partnership together is just the beginning of fantastic things to follow.
“HotelTravel.com has been given a very high level of autonomy by MMT. They believe in us, they have confidence in us, and they are excited about what HotelTravel.com brings to their group of companies. HotelTravel.com is going to take the best things from MMT and build on them moving forward.

"This partnership is an ideal situation for HotelTravel.com as it allows us to better challenge our competitors in Asia. Competition is much needed in the marketplace and is only going to continue to add increased innovation, value and savings to our customers," Mr Speers, added.

MakeMyTrip.com Co-Founder & COO Keyur Joshi, said: “We are extremely excited to have HotelTravel.com joining the MMT family and we are looking forward to working together in the future. The road ahead is clear for both of us and it is going to be business as usual at HotelTravel.com, just at a faster more efficient pace backed by all the resources that a NASDAQ listed company has available.

“MMT intends to provide all the necessary means to make HotelTravel.com a dominate player for Internet customers booking international hotel reservations. This allows MMT to concentrate on strengthening our position as India’s top domestic hotel provider and largest ecommerce company in the country. This is only the beginning of great things for both companies; we plan to create history together.”

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Hands on partners: (left to right) MMT Head International Holidays Thailand Ajay Parihar, MMT Co-Founder & COO Keyur Joshi, HotelTravel.com CTO Graham Johnson, HotelTravel.com Founder & CEO Blair Speers, MMT Chief Business Officer- Hotels & International Markets, Amit Saberwal.

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