Go Via…

Via, the travel network company is offers low fares on hotels and holidays. Customers can choose from three options — Mystery Hotel Program: Top hotels available at rock-bottom prices; Bid Based: The customer can bid for the price of their hotel stay; and Hotel Based: The customer selects the hotel and pays the best rate offered.

Via also launches Via Rooms, a hotel card sold over the counter at retail outlets. At Via, the consumer gets membership points on each transaction, which can be utilised like cash, either on travel transactions or on eating out, entertainment, healthcare and a host of other services. For details, visit www.via.com or call 3941 4141.

Vacation time

Christmas and winter are almost here, and here's how to plan your vacation. MakeMyTrip presents the Winter Sale, and promises discounts and goodies on hotel and flight bookings. So, choose your destinations — from snow-carpeted hills of Manali and Shimla, and the balmy beaches of Goa, to the serene hideouts of Alleppey, Kumarakkom and Kovalam, and the happening malls of Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai. The grand prizes on offer include best hotel deals, super saver hotels, up to 20 per cent discount and complimentary stays. For details, visit www.makemytrip.com.