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MakeMyTrip launches ‘Stays for Saviours’ initiative to support healthcare practitioners fighting COVID-19

The medical practitioners will be able to book from over 900 hotel properties across 200 cities in India.

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Last Updated: Mar 31, 2020, 03.03 PM IST
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The initiative is live on the MakeMyTrip app.
The initiative is live on the MakeMyTrip app.
MakeMyTrip said on Tuesday it is launching Stays for Saviours, in a bid to support temporary accommodation needs of the medical frontline force fighting COVID-19.

The company said this initiative has been rolled out in partnership with hotel chains and independent hotels that are pitching in to support our healthcare heroes across 26 states and 4 Union Territories.

MakeMyTrip said the initiative will enable medical practitioners to discover and book from over 900 hotel properties across 200 cities in India on the MakeMyTrip app. The company said through Stays for Saviours, many hotel chains like The Park Hotels, IHG, Ginger Hotels, TreeHouse, Lemon Tree Hotels, Oyo Hotels, Sarovar Hotels, Royal Orchid, Citrus Group, Intellistay, Justa, Golden Tulip Hotels Chain, Lyvue group and hundreds of independent hotels have opened their doors at special thank you rates for India’s healthcare workers.

Deep Kalra, executive chairman, MakeMyTrip said: “The global outbreak of COVID-19 is making us live through extraordinary times and the exceptional service of front line workers who are fighting this on behalf of humanity needs everyone’s support and encouragement. We are grateful for the courage shown by healthcare workers and we want to assist them by providing comfortable and subsidised accommodation options to these heroic first responders. In solidarity with their sense of service we want to do our part in making it a little easier for them to find temporary accommodation that suits their needs at this point of time.”
MakeMyTrip boss Deep Kalra said that they want to provide comfortable and subsidised accommodation options to the heroic healthcare workers.​
MakeMyTrip boss Deep Kalra said that they want to provide comfortable and subsidised accommodation options to the heroic healthcare workers.

The initiative is live on the MakeMyTrip app. At check-in, health care workers will be required to show their valid ID cards to ensure that the special thank you rates and the rooms designated for medical staff are utilized by the medical fraternity only.

Rajesh Magow, Group CEO, MakeMyTrip: “As they lead from the front, medical practitioners are most vulnerable to the virus and while they continue to serve beyond their call of duty, they need our support and care more than ever. Our initiative Stays for Saviours is made possible with the support of our valued partner hotels who share our sense of gratitude towards the medical fraternity that is standing tall to serve humanity during one if its toughest hours. We are grateful to our hotel partners for extending their whole hearted support to this initiative."

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