London, 14 March 2013. Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN), the private label arm of the world’s largest online travel company, today announces an extended partnership with Air Tahiti Nui (ATN), one of the South Pacific’s leading international airlines, which offers daily non-stop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Tahiti and Paris. The deal will see ATN use the latest version of EAN’s hotel retailing platform, Chameleon®,to offer the best possible range of accommodation to customers booking travel both inbound to and outbound from the Pacific islands.
The partnership builds on the existing relationship between EAN and ATN, and sees the airline expanding its hotel offering to all points of sale, with key markets including France, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, in addition to the USA and Canada.
As well as providing access to approximately 160,000 hotels worldwide,EAN’s Chameleon platform will help ATN to offer an enhanced user experience, including targeted offers on hotel and flight purchases. For example, from today until March 31st, ATN is offering a ten percent discount across all hotel accommodation purchased through its websites. Visit Air Tahiti Nui websites for more details.
The partnership also allows travelers to benefit from phone support for sales and inquiries, as well as user-generated content from TripAdvisor, so they can use others’ experiences to inform their booking decisions.
Etienne Howan, CEO of Air Tahiti Nui commented: “Our extended partnership with EAN considerably strengthens our distribution strategy, adding to our direct sales platform. We’re confident the deal will help us towards our goal of improving our customer service and making travel easier, so we can entice more travelers from around the world to enjoy Tahiti and the South Pacific.”
Christopher J. Williams, EAN VP and MD for APAC, said: “This is a hugely exciting deal for EAN, as it allows us to build on the strength of our existing partnership with Air Tahiti Nui, and help them radically expand its accommodation offering. The APAC region continues to be one of the most dynamic and innovative parts of the global travel industry, and we’re delighted to be a part of that.”
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About Air Tahiti Nui
Air Tahiti Nui links the South Pacific with four continents as the leading carrier to and from French Polynesia, with daily non-stop service to Tahiti from Los Angeles, and is one of only two airlines to offer a selection of non-stop flights connecting Los Angeles and Paris with Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui has been selected as one of the “World’s Best” international airlines by readers of Travel+Leisure in 2011, 2010 and 2008 and as Best Airline in the South Pacific, 2012 and 2011 by readers of Global Traveler. The airline has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa’a International Airport on the island of Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998. Air Tahiti Nui is an IATA member and satisfies the highest safety requirements with its IOSA certification. It code shares with a number of carriers including American Airlines, Air France, Air New Zealand, Japan Air Lines and Qantas. In April 2013, Air Tahiti will launch a cabin reconfiguration and enhancement of all its aircraft. www.airtahitinui-usa.com