How to become a MakeMyTrip Franchisee

Getting into business is a good way to become independent. Here is an opportunity to own a MakeMyTrip franchise. With the travel and tourism industry booming this could be your chance to grab a piece of the pie. Go through this complete guide on how to get an MMT Franchise.

You probably have heard of MakeMyTrip. Well, who hasn't? MakeMyTrip has one of the strongest presences as an online travel company, based out of India. The company offers an extensive array of travel products right from travel bookings, inland and international to hotel bookings, around the world. The company provides a wide range of choices covering every spectrum of travel and tourism.

The company started in 2000, at the turn of the century has over the years grown into a successful business. Today, MakeMyTrip has a visible online presence and an excellent 24x7 customer support. With offices spread across many states within the country and international offices as well, the company is forging ahead in the field.

Did you know that you can partner with MakeMyTrip by becoming a franchise? The travel and tourism industry is an ever growing industry. People the world over love to travel. And the travel bug has caught Indians as well. Urban Indians like to travel, from taking small weekend getaways to international travel. With the tourism industry doing so well this is the opportune time to partner with MakeMyTrip, the travel and tourism giant.

Benefits of being a MakeMyTrip Franchisee

A MakeMyTrip franchisee enjoys the same business opportunities as the company. They can offer a huge number of travel products to clients. These include –

  • Domestic holidays (from weekend getaways to package tours to specially designed holiday packages
  • Domestic & international hotels from B&B to luxury hotels
  • Domestic & international flight tickets across airlines
  • Exclusive MMT charter products
  • Group Travel Packages
  • Hiring transport at destination
  • International holidays
  • Travel insurance and a lot more

MakeMyTrip franchise is for you if you meet the standard the company wants in their partners. You should have –

  • Have a fairly decent business profile
  • Possess excellent leadership and management characteristics
  • Be able to acclimate to the continual changes and developments within the industry
  • Have experience in the industry (MakeMyTrip prefers candidates with experience, as they understand the business and are better able to cope with its demands)
  • If you show exemplary motivation, drive and enthusiasm you can/will be considered despite the lack of experience

9 steps to becoming a MakeMyTrip franchisee

  • Apply for the franchisee opportunity
  • Meet up with the MakeMyTrip corporate team for a discussion
  • If shortlisted a meeting at the company's Corporate Office in Gurugram will be arranged
  • Franchise details will be discussed
  • Agreement will be signed
  • Location to be finalised (in case you don't have a place
  • The office space to be made ready
  • Recruitment and training of employees
  • Launch of the franchisee outlet/office

Do you meet the criteria for a MakeMyTrip franchise

You will need to meet the following requirements to become a MakeMyTrip franchisee –

  • A property measuring at least 400 sqft to 600 sqft in cities categorised as Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3
  • A property measuring a minimum of 250 sqft to 400 sqft in other towns
  • The property should be in a prime area, preferably in a busy section of the city, and easily accessible
  • The property must have provision to display a neon billboard which must not be blocked from sight
  • The property must have power backup
  • The applicant must have liquid cash to the tune of Rs. 10 lakhs – Rs. 25 lakhs to set up the entire project
  • The applicant must agree to pay the annual franchise charges, which vary based on city type
  • The applicant must agree to get into a 3 year franchise contract with MakeMyTrip

The annual franchise charges are –

  • Tier 1 city – Rs. 8 lakhs
  • Tier 2 city – Rs. 6 lakhs
  • Tier 3 city – Rs. 4 lakhs
  • And a fixed sum of Rs. 2 lakhs for other towns

How do you benefit from becoming a MakeMyTrip franchisee

Partnering with MakeMyTrip provides entrepreneurs with a host of benefits. These include –

Operational support

MakeMyTrip provides its franchisees' constant operational support through dedicated teams managing different facets. A franchisee receives –

  • Advice and assistance from a proficient and committed business team
  • Advanced operational tools for a smooth and superior interface for/with clients
  • A zealous team of holiday experts to deliver prompt clarifications to all business related enquiries
  • The company's regional team that provides backup for the smooth operation of your business
  • MakeMyTrip keeps the franchisee updated on the latest developments in the travel industry
  • In addition to the above franchisees' get automatic access to all MakeMyTrip products

Marketing Support

The company assists the franchisee set up the business –

  • Help with the designing so the store emerges as an exclusive MakeMyTrip retail outlet
  • Attention grabbing launch of store with great fanfare
  • Media coverage of the store through ad campaigns in national and regional publications
  • Encourage and support profile-raising activities conducted locally

Recruitment and Training

  • Guidelines for staffing of suitable employees
  • 'Buddy Training Programme', especially designed for franchise employees
  • Periodic product training workshops to acquaint franchise employees with all MakeMyTrip products
  • Regular training programmes conducted by experts from the MMT team, at franchise site

Recognitions & Rewards

The company announces various awards based on performance. Franchisees stand to gain from these announcement based on the business they draw. Franchisees also get to take part in meets organised for them.

Hope this write up helps you decide to become an MMT franchisee. You can find detailed information on MakeMyTrip official website

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