OYO Hotels and Homes, South Asia’s most significant, one of China’s top five, and the world’s fastest-growing chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes & living spaces, has announced the launch of OYO B Direct, an extension of its existing corporate solution OYO B. With OYO B Direct, OYO opens up their corporate hotel booking solution OYO B to every corporate traveller looking for OYO’s quality-assured accommodation options for business purposes.
With this launch, OYO intends to take the world-class OYO B solution directly to the traveller. OYO B is an app-based hotel booking solution for corporates in India. The latest extension is primarily aimed at employees of organizations, where the company is not involved in setting up travel partners and authorizes a traveller to make bookings and claim reimbursements as per company policies directly. However, the traveller is often required to get a GST invoice for reimbursement, which sometimes can be a hassle when dealing directly with hotels. Under OYO B Direct, the traveller just needs to provide the PAN of the organization once at the time of the registration, and going forward the system automatically gets the correct GSTIN and the billing address for every booking.
With OYO B Direct, customers will be auto-enrolled in OYO B Rewards. Apart from this, the benefits include access to business-friendly properties best suited for corporate travellers; relaxed cancellation, where a customer would not be charged any cancellation fee, except in cases of bulk bookings and peak times and support from OYO premium B2B escalation desk.
Speaking on this new development, Anil Goel, Chief Technology Officer of OYO Hotels & Homes, said, “After launching OYO B, we have constantly been looking for opportunities to enhance our customer experience further and the launch of OYO B Direct is a step towards that. OYO has always looked for innovative ways to enhance customer experience. With OYO B Direct, we bring a more comprehensive set of choices to our corporate customers to create a booking as per their needs. Through these facilities, we aim to make the business travel in India more rewarding and hassle-free”.
Marking the launch of OYO B Direct, OYO customers can earn a welcome bonus of up to ₹500 PayTM cash for the bookings made in the corporate mode in 2018. Additionally, with a user-friendly interface, the whole process of signing up on OYO B Direct to completing a booking takes less than a minute. The customers need to provide their contact details (Name, phone number and email address) and their company PAN number (required to provide the GST invoices) for getting the process started.