OYO joins hands with eSewa for payments and booking
KAROBAR CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, Jun 24, 2018
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OYO - a tech pioneer in hotel services that offers standardized accommodation to travellers - has collaborated with eSewa for online and offline booking and digital payments. With this collaboration, travelers can now book and pay for OYO’s partner hotels through eSewa's Platform.
Organizing a press conference in Kathmandu on Sunday, president of eSewa Asgar Ali and VP of OYO Prasun Choudhary inked an agreement. Ali, on the occasion, said that the partnership between eSewa and OYO will definitely boost tourism in Nepal. "In the context where Nepal government has announced to make 2020 as Nepal Tourism Year, we believe that this partnership will contribute in on-boarding tourists," he said.
In his speech, Choudhary said, "OYO is excited to partner with eSewa which shares a similar dream to offer great services to consumers in Nepal backed by technology." He also mentioned that eSewa's large Agent Network and customer base is sure to help OYO reach more customers and generate bookings.
eSewa has launched attractive cashback on top of the economical rates on OYO Hotel Bookings. Customers will get 15 percent cashback on booking OYO Hotels at Pokhara and 7 percent cashback on booking OYO Hotels in Kathmandu. OYO was launched in Nepal in Mid-2017 and currently has affiliation with 35 Hotels accommodating 600 rooms. It has plan to expand its business to 3000+ rooms in 150+ hotels by the end of 2018.
eSewa is Nepal's first payment service provider operating since 2009. Licensed by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), it has the largest network of agents and banks. With 800,000 customers; 34,000 agents and 46 banks in its network, it is providing services including Mobile Topup, Electricity Bills, Water Supply Bills, Airlines Ticketing, Bus Ticketing, School Fees, Internet Bill Payments, Bank Transfers, etc.