Expedia Affiliate Network Enables airtickets.gr to Offer Combined Flight and Hotel Deals

London, 25 June 2012. Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) today announces a partnership with airtickets.gr to allow the online travel agency to offer its customers competitive market rates for combined flights and hotel deals, making it the first travel agent in Greece to adopt this dynamic packaging model.

airtickets.gr®is Greece’s largest online travel agency with more than 60,000 visits daily. Much of its business is outbound from Greece and Cyprusto other European City destinations. Historically, the business focused on developing standalone flight, car hire, packaged tours and accommodation propositions. Through EAN’s state-of-the-art API it will now offer dynamic packages of flights and hotels to help customers benefit from even greater discounts. This means that customers looking for the best combined deals on flight and hotels will now have access to EAN’s global database of over 150,000 hotels, as well as EAN’s special offers and deals, helping provide consumers more flexibility than a pre-packaged tour.

George Baliouskas, Commercial Director, from airtickets.gr®explains, “With many Greek holiday-goers on a tight budget, it is likely they will look to online channels for the best deals and offers. That’s why we wanted to offer combined deals on hotel and flights, helping our customers to seek out the best deals online and have control over all aspects of their trip. We feel that EAN’s pre-pay hotel solution, with its attractive package rates, late room availability options and vast inventory will help us to offer the best possible value and choice to our customers.”

Bryan Lip, Director, Business Development EMEA, adds, “We’re very excited about working with airtickets.gr on this project and we believe the partnership will help grow their business and customer base, driving airticket.gr’s on-going success in the Greek travel market.”

The project represents the first stage in EAN and airtickets.gr’s partnership. In the next few months airtickets.gr®will be deploying EAN’s Smart Cross Sell, which allows people to book the right hotel for their needs following the purchase of a flight.

 

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About airtickets.gr®

airtickets.gr®, a pioneer in e-business, started operating in 2000 and was the first travel company in Greece that invested in online travel. Having completed 10 years of successful business and growth, airtickets.gr® now tops the Greek tourist market as the No1 travel business in air ticket sales.

Combining technical excellence, high product standards, a strong customer focus and extensive experience and expertise, airtickets.gr ® is one of the leading online travel agencies in South Eastern Europe, with more than 60,000 visits daily.

airtickets.gr® continues to invest in technology, infrastructure and human resources, while maintaining the essential aim of offering a smooth and efficient service to travellers.

Through its international brand airtickets.com® and the associated local domains, airtickets.gr® operates in four major European countries, including England, Poland, Turkey and Russia.