When one of the emerging digital wallets and payment gateways in Nepal partners with a hotel service pioneer, hotel bookings get a whole lot easier.
Khalti, from the makers of Sparrow SMS, has announced its partnership with OYO, a budget hotel chain in over 250 cities. This partnership will allow OYO customers in Nepal to make one-touch payments for their hotel rooms through Khalti gateway for both the app and web-based bookings.
With this collaboration, Khalti ventures into the hospitality sector of Nepal.
According to Khalti, this partnership will add fast and secure digital payments that will solve a major challenge for hotel bookings by residents of the country.
Enthused with the partnership, Manish Modi, Co-founder and Managing Director of Khalti said, “Khalti has made its mark in the history of Nepalese digital payment system within a short time span. Starting from recharge and bill payments, stepping into commerce line by launching OnePlus 5 in Khalti platform and now foraying into hospitality space. As a payment gateway, Khalti is committed to providing users the ease of paying bills in the fastest and secure way for everything on the move.”
OYO Rooms, commonly known as OYO, is an Indian hotel brand that owns, operates and even aggregates the standardized hotel rooms. Launched on 2013, OYO was limited to only three major cities of India however, it has expanded its business unbelievably within a short span of four years; it is currently operating in more than 250 Indian cities and three countries (including Nepal) with over 7000 hotels.
Launched in the Nepali market on January 26, 2017, Khalti has emerged as one of the most preferred mobile payment solutions in Nepal. On October 12 last year, Khalti was declared the winner of GBG Storytelling Contest, a global startup competition by the internet search giant, Google. Currently, Khalti has more than 100,000 users registered on its platform.
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