BELLEVUE, Wash., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN), a division within the Expedia, Inc. group dedicated to private label partnerships, announced a partnership today with AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. AirTran customers can now book hotels or vacation packages leveraging Expedia's great rates and inventory at more than 70,000 hotel properties in the US, Mexico and the Caribbean, including all of AirTran's destinations.
The new partnership offers travelers the ability to book stand-alone hotel rooms or combine AirTran net fares and published fares with Expedia's deeply discounted package rates, providing exclusive Book Together and Save packages available only on AirTranVacations.com or through AirTranVacations travel agents. AirTran Airways customers are also able to book car and activities through AirTranVacations.
"AirTran is thrilled to partner with Expedia Affiliate Network to offer more exciting vacation options through AirTranVacations," said Tad Hutcheson, AirTran Vice President of Marketing and Sales.
To celebrate the launch, AirTranVacations is offering a 10-day $1,000-a-day giveaway for 10 lucky customers. Visit www.airtranvacations.com for more information.
"We are excited at the opportunity to work with AirTran Airways," said Thaddeus Hanscom, VP and GM for EAN Americas. "AirTran has a top notch airline product and we are looking forward to enhancing it with our leading hotel inventory through a partnership with ezRez, enabling AirTran to meet the travel needs of their loyal customers."
AirTranVacations is powered by ezRez Software's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to create a simple, easy to use solution for customers by coupling AirTran's Farelogix Direct Connect (Open AXIS API) with EAN's flexible Hotel and Package Rates APIs. AirTranVacations are available immediately to AirTran customers via www.airtranvacations.com.
Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) is part of Expedia Inc., the leading online travel company in the world. EAN works with more than 10,000 private label partners globally, providing access to Expedia's highly competitive travel products, including hotels, packages, car, flights, insurance and destination services, and benefit from unrivaled supply quality. Additional information about EAN can be found at www.ean.com.
About AirTran Airways
AirTran Airways is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. and has been ranked the top airline in the Airline Quality Rating study twice in the past four years. AirTran offers Gogo Inflight Internet connectivity and coast-to-coast service on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet. The airline's low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary SiriusXM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit airtran.com.
About ezRez Software, Inc.
ezRez Software, Inc. enables its partners to sell any combination of travel products including air, car, hotel, trip activities, packaging and travel insurance to anyone, anywhere in the world. Its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform allows clients to easily launch online travel agency functionality with the look and feel of a customized implementation at a fraction of the cost. ezRez provides access to more than 200,000 travel suppliers and its clients include some of the world's largest airlines, hotels, travel agencies and banking loyalty programs. Based in San Francisco, ezRez was founded in 2003 and has secured$17 million in venture funding led by Canaan Partners with participation from Azure Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.ezrez.com.
Farelogix is a leading provider of lower-cost, high value distribution and optimization technology to the global travel industry. Farelogix counts among its customers some of the largest travel related companies in the world. Farelogix has offices inToronto, Canada and Miami, Florida. For additional information, visit www.farelogix.com.
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