The Indian multinational OTA, OYO, and Microsoft have decided to start a multi-year collaboration to transform digitally the travel industry and to co-develop new-generation travel and hospitality products and technologies. Microsoft Azure will use it as the tool to re-imagine cloud-based innovations for travelers.
Combining the power of Azure with the tech and product stack developed by OYO, we are looking forward to accelerating innovation in travel and hospitality.
Anant Maheshwari, President of Microsoft India
The pandemic has made us facing massive changes in consumer behaviors in booking travel, including preferences for platforms that allow having social distancing, flexibility, faster booking, and improved customer experiences. Higher and more innovative technologies are required to face these new trends of hospitality. Through Microsoft Azure, hotels worldwide will have access to OYO’s latest technology with security and safety.
For our guests, this alliance will mean more personalization, better choices, differentiated experiences and an improved guest experience in the future. Microsoft’s commitment is further strengthened by the equity investment in the company.
Abhinav Sinha, Global COO & Chief Product Officer – OYO Hotels & Homes
Smart Room experiences for travelers on the OYO platform will be available to travelers. It will operate as an in-room premium and customized experience for the guests. Moreover, there will be self-check-in through a digital register of arrivals and departures and virtual assistance.