Bus booking platform, Travelyaari has recently teamed up with the messaging platform, Hike to offer its users a seamless bus booking experiences. Post the partnership, Hike users can easily book bus tickets from the platform itself, and use cashbacks or Hike currency to make payments.
With Travelyaari network spread across various Tier-3 and Tier-4 cities acting as a catalyst, Hike users can now book bus tickets online across 1 lakh plus routes. The association is expected to mutually benefit the platforms, providing Travelyaari an access to the large user base of Hike as the latter incorporates another integral service element on its platform.
Making the announcement, Aurvind Lama, Founder and CEO at Travelyaari said, “Hike, within a short span of its inception, has amassed a large user base with its feature rich platform that makes virtual communication highly engaging. By teaming up with the platform, Travelyaari aims to connect with its massive user base and extend our services, thereby enabling its’ users to make bus bookings easily without having to navigate through various apps or pages. Additionally, Hike’s significantly younger user base provides an ideal space for Travelyaari to further extend its operations.”
Travelyaari has been on the forefront of introducing a plethora of new technologies and digital solutions in the field of travel assistance, with features such as bus tracking technology optimizing its ability to reveal inconsistencies in scheduled arrival time, along with any other inefficient processes.
Travelyaari is an end to end player in bus transport industry and have provided Passenger Reservation System to more than 2000 transporters. Its passenger reservation system powers online booking of more than 1.5 lakh passengers a day (worth Rs 4000 Cr per annum) and apart from transporters and agents, it provides booking technology solutions to channels like PayTM, Yatra, MakeMyTrip, Redbus, Reliance Jio Money, Mobikwik, RailYatri, Hike, VIA etc.
In March, the company also announced the offering of UPI-based digital payment and credit-based transaction facilities on its platform. In February, it also announced its partnership with ePaylater to enable travelers to ‘Book Now, Pay Later’. Customers can avail interest free credit for 14 days and pay the balance later, all at once. In the same month, Travelyaari also announced the launch of MAVEN, its latest Mobility Solution for Bus Transport Industry. Developed to overcome the limitations of a desktop-only service, the app will facilitate greater operational digitization for bus service providers and help them overcome the hassles caused due to the lack of an efficient information tracking and system access to support critical processes.