TripShelf, India’s first holidays marketplace that connects travel-seekers with tour operators from around the country, today announced a strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi to encourage outbound tourism in the city. Abu Dhabi is the capital of United Arab Emirates and a popular travel destination in the middle-east region with over 4.5 Mn tourists visiting it in 2016.
As a part of this partnership Tripshelf will encourage online discovery of Abu Dhabi’s exotic locations and provide the online traveller a variety of packages to choose from a large number of verified sellers.
Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Bejan Dinshaw, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Country Manager said, “We, at the Tourism and Culture Authority India Office, are very excited to partner with TripShelf as part of our ongoing efforts and promotions. We have noticed that more and more Indian customers are now venturing online for travel experiences. As a holidays marketplace, TripShelf offers more than 1,500 packages from over 350 verified sellers to Abu Dhabi, making them an ideal partner for us as we look forward to welcoming more Indian tourists to experience our country.”
Dhruv Raj Gupta, CEO, and Founder, TripShelf said, “We are absolutely thrilled to announce this partnership with Abu Dhabi at the beginning of festival and weddings season in India. The tour operator industry has for long felt neglected; they are now finally excited to embrace the change and sell their packages online. Abu Dhabi’s modern outlook towards the online world has us excited and makes them an ideal partner for our ongoing Diwali sale from 20th September 2017 to 20th October 2017.”
During TripShelf’s Diwali Dhamaka sale each customer is getting a free assured gift if they book a package with a verified seller.
He added, “At TripShelf, we are relentlessly looking for ways to promote quality tour packages from verified sellers to our customers at competitive prices through automation, chatbots and machine learning. In the global travel space, India has been the number one source market for Abu Dhabi. Indians are also among the top spenders in Abu Dhabi, so tying up with them was a natural choice for us.”
TripShelf is a tech-enabled online marketplace that empowers more than 350 tour operators through technology and helps them offer their budget and luxury services to travelers across India.
The one-year old startup provides a personalized experience to travelers by helping them discover, compare, enquire and buy tour packages from verified tour operators across the world. A consumer can now compare apple to apple how each package is different and see within the crevices to identify the best.
TripShelf stands apart from other online travel agencies by their unique feature of the chatbot, a technology that captures traveller interest, shows them package details and offers a range of highly-personalized options at the click of a button.