RoomsTonite, a first-of-its-kind, last minute hotel booking app, announced its partnership with Singapore based Tripvillas, Asia’s leading vacation home rental specialist. This is a strategic move by Roomstonite, in its efforts to expand its operations into Homestays and holiday homes; which is seen as a fast growing segment, in addition to making its presence felt in global markets such as Singapore, Bali, Thailand, Srilanka, etc.
As a part of the tie-up, the homestay aggregator Tripvillas have listed over 500 of its properties across India for last minute inventory management on the RoomsTonite platform. The collaboration will aim to provide convenient and well curated stay options, along with a much larger range and variety of destinations for its customers. The current locations for last minute booking include some of the best beach homes and hills station villas at prices ranging from Rs.700 to Rs.25,000 per night.
Speaking on the partnership, Roshan D’Silva, CEO, Tripvillas said, “Young people and Families today prefer homestays over hotels and resorts for their weekend getaways. It’s a win-win situation for home stay owners as well as for people who want to book homestays at the last moment. Generally, 25% of the properties go unutilized and this represents a significant loss of income for our home owners. By this Partnership with RoomsTonite we aim to bridge this gap and we hope to offer an additional 2000 rooms on the platform by January 2016.”
Commenting on the development, Suresh John, Founder and CEO, RoomsTonite adds, “We are happy to have partnered with Tripvillas. At RoomsTonite we have always believed in providing the best of experience to our customers by providing an extended range of last minute stay booking options. By adding more rooms on our platform, these volumes are bound to further reduce prices while providing a distinct value proposition. We also find a lot of synergy with Tripvillas as we plan to move ahead and transform the impulse booking phenomena to cover other markets and segments.”