Tuesday, 31 January 2017

INDIA: Your Tickets For Delhi’s Tourist Hotspots Online

Fed up of waiting in a queue for tickets before you get to visit your favourite spots in the Capital? Fret not, for starting Monday, tickets to all these hotspots are just a click away. Travellers from across the world can now book their tickets for all tourism-related places in the Capital online, through the platform BookMyShow.

The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation Ltd (DTTDC) has entered into an agreement with BookMyShow for an online ticketing platform on a pilot basis. In this maiden collaboration, DTTDC will offer online ticketing for major tourist attractions, including Dilli Haats, Garden of Five Senses, Guru Teg Bahadur Memorial, Delhi Hop-On Hop-Off shuttles (HO-HO), entry tickets for events and paid shows, and so on.

In addition, registration, entry and other ticketing details of all events being organised by the state tourism will be posted on the portal.

The Delhi Tourism has taken the lead in giving the tourism sector a digital push through this partnership between the DTTDC and BookMyShow. “Tickets for tourist attractions will be made available online for the convenience of national and international tourists, besides Delhiites,” said Kapil Mishra, Minister of Tourism, Delhi government.

The national capital has 22 tourist destinations, as listed by the Department of Tourism.

“With increased smartphone and internet penetration, the convenience associated with online ticketing can be definitely leveraged across different sectors. Tourism is centered around providing great experience, and we are confident that with this pilot project, the DTTDC will be able to add tremendous value to its offerings,” Mishra added.

The move is expected to help a large number of tourists visiting the Capital throughout the year. “This is a great initiative. Now when everything is online these days, it is quite frustrating and a waste of time to stand in a queue for tickets. Now, it would be as easy as buying tickets for a movie or a rock concert,” said Mukhbir Sharma, a third-year college student and travel enthusiast.

Talking about the initiative, Kumar Razdan, Country Head of BookMyShow, said: “As we pave our way into online tourism ticketing in India, we are thrilled to partner with the DTTDC. Delhi is a city of monuments, historical sites, and is rich in heritage. With this initiative, we aim to make the DTTDC attractions more tourist friendly, which will also maximise the footfall.”