Hotel startup WudStay partners with Spice Hotspot to enhance travel experience on smartphone.Mumbai | RNW | By Divya Sathyanarayanan, ET Bureau | 4 Feb, 2016, 08.04 PM IST.
Online hotel marketplace WudStay has partnered with smartphone retailer Spice Hotspot to enhance travel experience on smartphone for its users. With growing use of smartphones and significant business coming from this medium, startups are doing their best to reach consumers through mobile phones.
Spice Hotspot will enable its customers to book WudStay properties at discounted rates with exclusive deals and packages for Spice Hotspot customers. "I strongly believe that this association will add real value to the customers of both companies in terms of cost efficiency and travel comfort. We see a clear synergy between the two companies who are committed to ensuring great customer value irrespective of customer budgets," Prafulla Mathur, Founder and CEO, WudStay said in a statement. Backed by Mangrove Capital Partners and messaging app Nimbuzz CEO Vikas Saxena, WudStay partners standalone hotels in the country and helps them improve their service quality standards before offering their rooms on its website between Rs 999 and Rs 3,000. The start-up has tied up with properties across 40+ cities in India and plans to reach over 65 cities over the next 6 months. The partnership between WudStay and Spice Hotspot is a part of the ongoing Spice Hotspot App Fest till 15th February, 2016. "Customers who walk into our Spice Hotspot look up to us as both retailers and advisors. Apart from our primary business, we also take the additional initiative to educate them about new opportunities and offers available on their smartphones. Our partnership with WudStay would help us take this commitment further by offering our customers several exclusive discounts and deals on WudStay hotels," Krishna Kumar, CEO, Spice Hotspot said in the statement.