Dublin, Ireland, 6th July, 2016: CarTrawler, the leading online travel technology platform, has today announced a partnership with Hotels.com™, the online accommodation booking website. This deal will enable partners of both Hotels.com and CarTrawler to sell car hire, private transfers and now hotels through the direct implementation of CarTrawler’s existing technology platform, which is already used by 95 airlines and 2,000 travel retailers around the world.
Announcing the launch, Bobby Healy, Chief Technology Officer of CarTrawler, said:
“This partnership is about removing technology barriers. CarTrawler’s fast-growing partner base already has access to the world’s best-converting ancillary platform, and they have been asking us to broaden our ancillary offering. This development shows we have listened. With both ground transportation and the global accommodation offering of Hotels.com covered in one simple, white label integration, our partners have a one-stop-shop to quickly and effectively implement all non-air ancillaries.”
Adam Jay, SVP Marketing and Product for Hotels.com brand, commented:
“We are excited to work closely with CarTrawler to help travel partners maximise ancillary revenues across accommodation and ground transportation. Hotels.com provides a high-converting and mobile-ready B2B platform, selling a full range of global accommodation, and this collaboration with CarTrawler is a very natural step for both companies as we look to make things simple and profitable for partners.”
News of the partnership follows the recent launch of Hotels.com™ for Partners, a new online platform that allows partners such as airlines and travel companies to white label or co-brand with Hotels.com™, and access its huge list of hotel rates and availabilities, increasing customer loyalty and spend as a result.
Hotels.com for Partners brings together the experience, innovation and expertise from industry leading Hotels.com while delivering the technical expertise and relationships that come from the Expedia® Affiliate Network team. The platform is unique as it offers partners only accommodation options that deliver the highest conversion rates, thanks to extensive and rigorous testing by the Hotels.com technical team. Furthermore, partners benefit from a suite of easy-to-integrate tools that deliver relevant properties and a seamless booking experience from start to finish.
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CarTrawler connects business and leisure customers and online travel retailers with more road and rail transport solutions than they will find anywhere else. 95 international airlines and 2,000 travel retailers around the world trust CarTrawler to provide their customers with real-time access to over 1,600 leading and independent car rental agents, coach transfers, rail networks and chauffeur drive services at 42,000 locations in 195 countries. Its in-house booking engine gives it the opportunity to easily and quickly scale to accommodate customer demand. CarTrawler also owns and operates the Cabforce, Holiday Autos and arguscarhire.com brands. The company headquarters and Customer Centre of Excellence are located in Dublin, Ireland, with additional offices in Boston, London and Helsinki. CarTrawler is private equity backed by BC Partners and Insight Venture Partners. For further information, please visit www.cartrawler.com
About Hotels.com (www.hotels.com)
Hotels.com L.P. operates Hotels.com, a leading online accommodation booking website with properties ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals.
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