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Bangalore based start-up RoomsTonite plans to enter Dubai in September

Hotel aggregator startup RoomsTonite
is all set to tap global markets starting with Dubai in September, reports PTI.
The company also plans to add around 30 people to its current workforce of 70.

Hotel aggregator startup RoomsTonite
is all set to tap global markets starting with Dubai in September, reports PTI.
The company also plans to add around 30 people to its current workforce of 70.

Founded in
January by serial entrepreneur Suresh John, the mobile only RoomsTonite offers
hotels under three categories luxury, premium and comfort and currently has
2,500 properties across 275 cities registered with it in the country. A
travellor can book for the same-day, and the next-day through this mobile-only
last-minute hotel booking app that helps customers book good hotel rooms at
great rates.

“We are already
the market leader in the last minutes hotel booking space with over 2,500
hotels across 275 cities already registered with our app. We are planning to go
global by entering Dubai by September-October,” John told PTI. The second leg
of overseas expansion will be into the rest of the West Asian markets and later
on into other territories in the Western hemisphere. John set up his first
company IDS Next at just 21, which is the leading ERP solutions provider to the
global hospitality industry.

IDS boasts of
clients like IRCTC, Expedia, MakemyTrip, and ClearTrip among other 4,000
clients in the global hospitality and tourism industry. RoomsTonite has almost
every five-star hotels like the Taj group, Leela group, Oberoi, Hilton, Lalit,
ITC and a host of other properties under its wings, plans to have 10,000 hotels
across 500 cities by March, John said.

The start-up,
which thrives on discounts, on an average offers 20% rebate to guest, John told
YourStory, adding the later one books, the higher discount. On the commission
he nets from each booking through his app, John said typically he gets 10 per
cent of the sold rate as commission. He further added, the earlier the booking,
the lower will be the discount.

When asked about
reaching break-even, John added in the report that he should be cash positive over
by September 2016. John said in the report that the business is being driven by
corporate sector where last minute travel is more common.

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