Technology and Internet
Amazon turning into super app: Re-enters travel space with flight bookings in India, partners with Cleartrip
18 May 2019
E-commerce major Amazon is now eyeing a stake in India’s travel industry beginning with flight bookings. Amazon has started offering flight tickets booking on its platform loaded with cashback for both — Prime and non-Prime customers. Amazon has partnered with online travel aggregator Cleartrip for the service that would be offered through its payment arm, Amazon Pay.

India’s online travel market is expected to grow to $13.6 billion by 2021 led by flight and hotel aggregators while domestic and international flight bookings are likely to expand to $6 billion and $2 billion in size respectively by 2021. Hotels would account for $5.6 billion, said a 2018 report by management consulting firm Praxis Global.

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