Are you ready to embark on a captivating journey through the world of travel? We invite you to fasten your seatbelts and join us as we explore the incredible voyage offered by MakeMyTrip. The Inaugural Voyage (2000).In this article, we will explore how MakeMyTrip has been transforming the travel landscape, starting from its inauguration to its current worldwide reach. Share your experience on the Write for Us General Sites category.
In 2000, Deep Kalra, an IIM-Ahmedabad alumnus, sowed the seeds of MakeMyTrip to cater to the overseas Indian community’s travel needs. It marked the beginning of a travel revolution.
Destination India (2005)
Fast forward to September 2005, MakeMyTrip started operations in India. The online platform offered flight tickets to Indian travelers, igniting the wanderlust of those eager to explore. MakeMyTrip expanded its horizons, delving into holiday packages and hotel bookings.
Taking Flight (2010)
In August 2010, MakeMyTrip achieved a milestone by becoming a publicly listed company on the NASDAQ after a successful IPO. This was a testament to the company’s commitment to transforming travel experiences.
Mobile Milestones (2011)
In 2011, MakeMyTrip launched travel-related mobile apps, putting travel planning and booking power in the palm of your hand. These apps revolutionized travel accessibility and convenience.
Exploring New Horizons (2011-2015)
To expand its influence, MakeMyTrip strategically acquired Luxury Tours and Travel Private Limited in Singapore, ITC Group Hotel Travel Group, and ETB Group, venturing into Southeast Asia and Europe. The company’s vision extended to nurturing travel start-ups with a $15 million innovation fund.
Acquiring Talent (2015)
In April 2015, MakeMyTrip acquired MyGola, strengthening its position in the travel industry and adding valuable talent to the team.
Investing in Innovation (2015)
In July 2015, MakeMyTrip made strategic investments in HolidayIQ and Bona Vita Technologies, reaffirming its commitment to the growth and innovation of the travel industry.
A Partnership Takes Flight (2016)
In January 2016, Ctrip, a prominent travel booking company, invested $180 million in MakeMyTrip, cementing the company’s standing in the global travel market.
Expanding Footprints (2018-2022)
March 2018 witnessed MakeMyTrip’s expansion with 14 company-owned travel stores across 14 cities. By March 2022, it had over 125 franchisee-owned travel stores across India, and international offices were established worldwide.
2023: A Landmark Year (June 2023)
In June 2023, MakeMyTrip boasts 146 active franchisees across 100 cities, with international offices in prominent locations like New York, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Bangkok, and Dubai. MakeMyTrip has become synonymous with travel and exploration.
Beyond the Skies (MakeMyTrip’s Services)
MakeMyTrip isn’t just about booking flights. It’s a one-stop platform for all your travel needs, offering flights, hotel accommodations, villas and homestays, rail and bus tickets, inter-city cab services, holiday packages, forex, and hotel bookings.
Technology Meets Travel (2012)
In 2012, MakeMyTrip revolutionized travel with mobile apps for Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices. The routeplanner feature simplified travel by providing information on routes, modes of transport, distance, duration, and fares.
The Bottom Line
As you prepare for your next trip, remember that MakeMyTrip is your gateway to unforgettable journeys. So, fasten your seatbelts, dear travelers, and let MakeMyTrip take you to new horizons and exciting discoveries. Bon voyage!