Project Maitri: MakeMyTrip partners with WEP to empower women entrepreneurs in North-East

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MakeMyTrip, India’s leading online travel agency, today announced a partnership with the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) to launch ‘Project Maitri’, an initiative aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs in the North-East region of India.

The project will focus on women in the North East region of the country, by leveraging the untapped potential of homestays as a pathway to entrepreneurship, economic empowerment, and independence.

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The project will provide training and support to women homestay owners in the region, with the goal of helping them develop their businesses and increase their incomes. MakeMyTrip will also provide these women with access to its platform, helping them reach a wider audience of potential guests.

Rajesh Magow, co-founder and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip said “We are proud to partner with the Women Entrepreneurship Platform in this endeavour and look forward to seeing these incredible women entrepreneurs flourish as they contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of India’s tourism industry.”

The project was launched at the Dorjee Khandu State Convention Center, Itanagar in a special event titled ‘Enabling Women-Led Development in Arunachal’, attended by the Chief Minister of the state, Pema Khandu.

The project will open for applications on December 13th. For more information, please visit the WEP website.

About MakeMyTrip

MakeMyTrip is India’s leading online travel agency, providing a wide range of travel products and services, including flights, hotels, holiday packages, car rentals, and activities. The company has a strong presence in India and is expanding its international operations.

About Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)

WEP is an initiative of NITI Aayog, the Government of India’s think tank. The platform aims to support women entrepreneurs by providing them with access to resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

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