Daily Current Affairs 2021 OYO, Airbnb, EaseMyTrip, and Yatra join hands to launch a new tourism body for the travel industry | Daily Current Affairs 2021

OYO, Airbnb, EaseMyTrip, and Yatra join hands to launch a new tourism body for the travel industry

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CHATT

CHATT is the name of a new industry association established by Airbnb, EaseMyTrip, OYO, and Yatra. The full form of CHATT is “Confederation of Hospitality, Technology & Tourism” Industry“.

Highlights:

  • The tourism body aims to promote small companies and travel and hospitality technology enterprises.
  • The association was launched virtually in presence of Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel.

About CHATT Association:

  • It will promote domestic tourism and help it in digital transformation.
  • It will position itself to be a thought leader that also imparts educational training and beneficial programs to its entire industry segments. Every member will have the access to CHATT resources and benefits.
  • It provides for participation in year-round programmes, access to travel-tech ecosystem, signature business events, inclusion of experts & regional leads among others.

Members of CHATT association:

CHATT association comprises of biz leaders and startup founders including the following:

  • Amanpreet Bajaj who is General Manager of Airbnb – India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong
  • Nishant Pitti who is Co- Founder & CEO of EaseMyTrip.com;
  • Rohit Kapoor who is CEO of OYO India & Southeast Asia and
  • Dhruv Shringi who is Co-Founder and CEO of Yatra.com.

Airbnb Inc.

  • It is an American company which operates an online marketplace for lodging, homestays for vacation rentals and tourism activities.
  • It was founded in 2008 by Joe Gebbia, Brian Chesky and Nathan Blecharczyk
  • It is based in San Francisco, California.
  • Platform can be accessed via website and mobile app.
  • Company does not own any of listed properties and earn profits by receiving commission from each booking.

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