India's Flipkart-owned payments platform PhonePe recently teamed up with Goibibo enabling in-app hotel bookings and payments.
Goibibo will offer a ‘Hotels’ microapp on PhonePe’s app to enable the transaction, which means users will have Goibibo-like experience on PhonePe while booking the hotels. Users will also be able to use their goCash balance (Goibibo’s promotional currency) to make these hotel bookings. Along with payment, users will also be able to avail cancellation and refund options in the micro-app.
With this partnership, about Phonepe will get to offer Goibibo’s 50,000 domestic hotels & homestays, including Goibibo certified goStays and international hotels. Sanjay Bhasin, COO, Goibibo said in a statement that, “PhonePe has taken a unique approach to solve digital payments, and their open ecosystem allows us to build the Goibibo experience into their app and engage with a wider user base on their platform.”
PhonePe claims 100 million users and has in-app tie-ups with RedBus, Mumbai Metro and most recently Ola Cabs. A week ago, PhonePe has entered into a similar partnership with Ola Cabs where users can book an Ola through the PhonePe app.