Google Flights adds travel portal Cleartrip to its list of partners, as part of its India expansion plans

Google Flight is essentially used to search flights across carriers as well book hotels.

Google Flights has tied up with Cleartrip as a part of its expansion plans in India. This is Google’s fourth partnership after Vistara, Jet Airways, and travel portal Via.com.

Google Flights adds travel portal Cleartrip to its list of partners, as part of its India expansion plans

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In a report by The Economic Times, the head of air and distribution at Cleartrip, Balu Ramachand, said that this would allow their flight prices to be accessible on Google's platform.

Vikas Agnihotri, industry director, Google India said, “For Google…this partnership with Cleartrip is important as it helps expand our offering and provides consumers with another way to conveniently plan and book their travel.”

Google Flight is essentially used to search flights across carriers as well book hotels.

A top executive whose company has partnered with Google said, "One advantage with Google Flights is that it allows the listed supplier to retain ownership of the customer. This means the supplier charges insurance tariffs, etc. and, more importantly, retains intelligence and data such as travel and booking patterns of the customer. This doesn't happen in case of booking through an OTA (online travel agency)."

Details about the tie-up are yet to be revealed.

Last year, Google had added the alert feature, where if a particular flight route is selected, then Google will notify the user in case of price changes. Google Flights notifies its users about the expected difference in ticket prices, and provides a time window within which the booking can be done before the prices go up.

If users looking at a particular route, have not yet selected a flight, then Google also displays helpful cards that prompt users into making better decisions.

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