XcelTrip partnered with Pokhara Hotel Industry
XcelTrip Nepal, Nepal’s First Online Travel Aggregator, organised a programme in Pokhara at Temple Tree Resort on February 8, 2020. At the event, XcelTrip briefed hoteliers and other adventure activities operators about importance of online travel platforms. Xceltrip is one of the robust booking engines like Booking.com, Agoda or Trivago. Around 100 hoteliers and adventure activities operators attended the programme and showed curiosity to enrol sooner for future market development.
The Co-Founder and Country Director of XcelTrip Nepal Aditya Baral spoke about the current trend of tourism of Nepal. He further explained how technology is forcing their industry to go digital and empower the travel industry of Nepal. “Our booking engine would instigate the domestic travellers and help in the process of cross country travelling easier,” he said.
Gyanendra Khadka, Founder and CEO of XcelTrip said, “XcelTrip provides ample opportunity to the hotels and other adventure activities and it is also a platform for tour operators to sell their package.” “The digital world is affecting the global tourism market and Nepal must take advantage of modern technology,” he added.
Khadka was of opinion that unlike other OTA platform, XcelTrip offers 0% commission in 2020 on the occasion of Visit Nepal 2020 and 10% from 2021 onward. He is hopeful that it would provide much leeway to settle their payments and other arrears within Nepal with more customised extended services.
The programme received very well from the tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara. They expressed their happiness and eagerness to enlist their hotels in XcelTrip platform for their future growth. Almost all major hoteliers onboarded the concept to sustain in the future for more supplies of tourists nationally and internationally.
Xceltrip on its next move has aimed to focus on a similar programme in Sauraha on February 18, 2020.