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Mobiles to Pilot Airline Tickets, Hotel Bookings in India by 2022

Mobiles to Pilot Airline Tickets, Hotel Bookings in India by 2022

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Sep 2018 9:06 AM GMT

New Delhi: With more and more Indians using phones for shopping experiences, nearly 9 in 10 airline tickets purchases and hotel bookings will be mobile-influenced in the country by 2022 — creating a $19 billion and $12 billion sales opportunity for airline and hotel brands respectively, a Facebook-KPMG report revealed on Wednesday.

Nearly half of the total consumer loss in airline ticket purchases (11 per cent out of 23 per cent) and hotel bookings (16 per cent out of 32 per cent) is on account of media friction (consumer drop-off from their purchase journey).

In fact, the mobile can help airline and hotel brands tap into a potential sales opportunity of $9 billion and $2 billion by reducing media friction, the report added.

“At Facebook, we want to help brands convert better by connecting better with their consumers. Our latest report aims at assisting travel brands and marketers in designing relevant mobile marketing strategies, which can help them reduce friction in consumers’ path to purchase and consequently increase sales,” said Pulkit Trivedi, Director, Facebook India. India currently has over 400 million smartphone users and over 700 million feature phone users.(IANS)

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