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MakeMyTrip users can now book Covid-19 vaccine slots on app

The company has enabledCoWin integration on its app.

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KOLKATA: As travel picks up, MakeMyTrip is rolling out new functionality on its mobile app to allow customers to book their vaccination slots through its app. Customers can also download the vaccination certificate and link it to their profile to avail special travel offers and value adds on travel bookings made through the platform.

The initiative is a step towards supporting vaccination drives while making travel hassle-free, seamless, and more rewarding for vaccinated travellers, said the company on Thursday.

As part of CoWIN integration, MakeMyTrip users will now have access to all relevant travel documents anytime and anywhere. The new functionality further allows users to view the linked certificate offline and also schedule reminders for their second vaccination slot. The option to book slots on CoWIN and to download the certificate for both, online and offline viewing will go live on the homepage of the MakeMyTrip app on 28 June. The downloaded certificate will be visible within the ‘My Profile’ section under the ‘Saved Vaccination Certificates’ option. Vaccinated travellers will also be able to avail special offers while booking travel on the platform.

Speaking about the API integration with the CoWIN portal, MakeMyTrip COO Vipul Prakash shares, “As travel opens up and the vaccination certificate gains more currency, the functionality will allow travellers to have quick access to the document at all times.”

The company has also released a digital film titled ‘Make the Trip’ - with an encouraging message from children to elders on the need to get vaccinated for the safety of all.

MakeMyTrip group CMO Sunil Suresh says, “The most important trip all of us need to take this year is to the vaccination center. The digital film is a plea from children to the ones eligible to take a vaccination shot at the first available slot to protect them and everyone around them – a trip that will help everyone to bring back safe and pleasant days soon. We can all do our bit by encouraging people around us to take a shot and with this film, we hope to make sharing this message even easier.”

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