The destinations made available through Viator will be available on Ezeego’s website as sightseeing tours and activities and not as regular integrated tours with flight booking. Users will have to separately book flight tickets. Ezeego1 plans to It will also extend the offering to customers in US, Middle East and Taiwan in the coming months.
Recently, MakeMyTrip had tied up with SiteMinder to offer hotel inventory.
Launched in 2006, Ezeego1.com is a travel portal which offers a travel related marketplace where various suppliers, travel agents, and travel partners distribute, promote and sell their travel products including Flights, Hotels, Holidays, Bus & Train Tickets, Car Rentals, Cruises, Visa & Forex services to online customers.
Viator, Headquartered in San Francisco, is an online resource for travel experiences, which provides access to more than 10,000 tours, attractions and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries. Viator sells its products through Viator.com, the Viator Tours and Activities App for iPhone, the Viator Ultimate Experience Guide for iPad, the Viator Shore Excursions website (shoreexcursions.viator.com) and it also partners with local language sites in Europea, Latin America and Asia.
In November 2011, Ezeego1 partnered with with SREI Sahaj e-Village to set up broadband enabled Common Service Centres in rural India to offer air tickets, holiday packages, hotel bookings and other services to customers who do not have credit/debit cards and netbanking accounts or a computer. The company had informed that this service would be available in Sahaj’s 20,000 retail outlets across 6 states in North East and South India, including common service centers in villages. It had stated that it will also facilitate travel bookings for customers who wish to pay cash for online purchases from the portal, through Sahaj’s virtual payment gateway called SKASH. Interestingly, the company also offers a Hindi interface wherein both the booking system and payment option (online and offline) are integrated in Hindi. Ezeego1 had also introduced Cash on Delivery Service across 40 cities in August 2011, to allow customers make online bookings without the need for sharing their credit card details. In April 2012, Ezeego1 had introduced its first offline retail shop in tier II city (Surat) and it intends to focus on tier II and tier III cities in this fiscal year.