By Lakshika Thakur
When coronavirus has brought everything to halt and there’s hardly any sector remain unaffected due to pandemic, India’s largest travel company MakeMyTrip has entered the food delivery space, putting other food delivery companies like Zomato and Swiggy into trouble who are already dominated by the major drop in their business.
The leading online travel firm announced this on Thursday that it has partnered with premium hotel chains, Roseate and JW Marriott to provide the customers with dine-in food at their homes with a commitment of adhering to food safety and hygiene standards. “As the world adopts life-altering measures to adjust to the new order, customers are seeking options that can help them with familiar experiences in a safe and hygienic environment. Our new online gourmet delivery initiative is a step towards ensuring that food-lovers continue to enjoy their in-city fine-dining experiences by bringing their eating-out adventures to their homes,” MakeMyTrip Emerging Businesses Chief Business Officer Deepak Tuli said.
Currently MakeMyTrip is providing with the service in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. “The offering is available under ‘Meals and Deals’ category on the home page and is being rolled-out in phases on the android and iOS platform. In the coming weeks the company plans to extend the new offering to other cities including Pune, Jaipur, Kolkata and others,” said the company.
According to Inc42 reports, the company is providing delivery of select delicacies from K3 and Delhi Baking Company at JW Marriott (Delhi); Roasted by Roseate and The Kheer at Roseate House (Delhi); Limelight and Ging & Pinxx at Royal Orchid (Bengaluru); 24/7 Restaurant at The Lalit (Mumbai), The Right Place and Chin Chin at The Residency (Chennai) etc. – along with exclusive delivery options from The Park, Radisson and a few others in the Delhi-NCR region.