Book yours: New online hotel booking startup in India
February 25: Reserve yours; the affordable hotel booking brand is the latest entrant in the hospitality industry. Officially launched in 2021, BYO is a standardized budget hotel app aggregator. This online hotel and taxi booking platform also offers personalized travel services.
BYO has listed more than 350 hotels in 15 different cities of India and offers about 4000 rooms. These hotels are operated under the BOOK YOUR OWN brand without affecting the name and owner of the hotel. The company operates in both B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to Customer) segments.
Inspired by OYO & FabHotels, BYO boasts of having a much better business model and aims to become bigger than its competitors by the end of 2025. Considering its exclusive franchisee model, BYO has also partnered with smaller, standardized hotels to provide hotel accommodation for budget travellers. .
|Year of foundation||2021|
|Owners||Mr. Amandeep Singh, Mrs. Mandeep Kaur|
|BYO app availability||Yes (iOS/Android)|
|Social networks||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram|
How can users approach BYO (Book Your Own)?
● Download the BYO app for free on your iOS/Android devices.
● Visit the company’s website.
● Online/offline travel agents.
The background of the founders of BYO:
Mr. Amandeep Singh: B.tech (ME), Business Management (Monash, Australia)
Amandeep Singh is a digital marketing and social media expert with around 8 years of experience. After completing his studies in Australia, he worked on different niche start-ups for about 8 years. It was in 2020 that he finally decided to start a hospitality business in India and become a travel niche expert.
He says, “Undoubtedly, there are already many top hotel booking startups in the Indian market. But the problem is that customers are not satisfied. They don’t get standardized services although they pay well. Also, the sellers commission is usually ignored by these big hospitality companies. My vision is to make this franchise business profitable for both customers and suppliers. »
Ms. Mandeep Kaur: MA (English)
What brought her to this sector was her love and passion for travel. By profession, Mandeep is an expert in social media marketing. She has traveled to almost every city in India.
“The growth of the hospitality and tourism industry is thriving year after year. With over 1654 online travel startups in India, many young hospitality entrepreneurs have made their mark and taken the market by storm. OYO, Fabhotels and Stayzilla are great examples. So, are we! I really look forward to taking our BYO budget hotel business to new heights.” She adds.
Our business model:
The Book Your Own model is based on the 100% franchise concept and operates in both B2B and B2C segments. BYO believes in transparency and long-term relationships with customers and suppliers. This makes it more scalable and cost effective. Keeping in mind the demands and demands of Indian customers, they have partnered with 3 star budget hotels and 5 star luxury hotels. BYO ensures that the hotels are located near the bus station, city center, train station, airports or business center. Unlike other hotel reservation companies, customer satisfaction is our top priority.
The BYO app is compatible with iOS and Android operating systems. It is free to download and already available in Android’s Google Play Store and iOS App Store. Book Your Own App is based on an AI (Artificial Intelligence) driven search platform.
So customers can do quick searches to find the best hotels and deals to suit their budget. They can enter city, check-in, check-out date, and number of guests to search for value-added services and offers.
Another positive is that their taxi booking services are available all over India. Enter the required details like pick-up location, drop-off location, date, time, etc., and away you go!
#3 reasons to choose BYO?
1. Safe and Secure Payments: Easily pay via e-wallets such as G-Pay, UPI, Paytm or credit/debit cards. Payments on arrival are also accepted.
2.No booking fees: Booking confirmation on site without booking fees.
3. Disinfected hotels: All BYO hotels strictly follow Covid-19 protocols. It offers contactless check-ins and check-outs
Moreover, BYO makes sure that his client must get the services he has paid for!.
What is BYO’s vision for the Indian hotel market?
According to the General Manager of BYO, they are focused on improving operational support and customer experience at affordable prices. Their in-house team targets the real issues faced by customers and suppliers when booking through OYO and Fabhotels. BYO ensures that cost reduction does not affect the quality of services.