Online travel company Yatra.com today said it has signed an agreement with Andhra Pradesh government to promote homestays and enhance tourism in the state through their holiday packages.
According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Yatra will promote all the state tourism approved homestays, wherein guests can rent a room in the home of a local family or the entire house, the company said in a release here.
“Homestays as a trend is gaining popularity in India. As new age travellers seek out unique experiences in the course of their travels, we believe that this kind of non-hotel accommodation has tremendous growth potential in the country,” Yatra.com COO (B2C) Sharat Dhall said.
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“The partnership will also provide an alternate source of income for the locals without straining their existing resources, thereby creating large scale employment,” he said.
As a part of this partnership, Yatra will list over 200 properties on its website and encourage the growth of homestays in Andhra Pradesh.
Being one of the largest homestays aggregator with an inventory of over 3,000 homestays across 130 cities across India, Yatra.com intends to grow the segment by creating an interactive and sustainable eco-system.