Brings time-to-market benefits, reduced costs and hotel retailing innovation
31 March 2015 – (Dublin, IRELAND) – Leading online technology partner to the world’s largest travel brands, OpenJaw Technologies a Guestlogix company, today announced that Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN), a division of one of the world’s largest online travel companies, Expedia, Inc., has joined its Preferred Supplier Programme.
Under the agreement, EAN-distributed hotel supply is available within the OpenJaw t-Retail Platform standard product. EAN hotels can be seamlessly integrated into a single retailing platform for hotel-only, cross-sell, up-sell and dynamic packaging. The quality, breadth and depth of EAN supply ensures that travel retailers can easily build compelling online shops that promote customer acquisition and retention.
“Effective hotel selling requires the application of sound strategy and a flexible, single platform approach,”said Chris Wallis, Director Sales, Retail & Transport at Expedia Affiliate Network. “Having worked closely with OpenJaw over many years, it is clear that OpenJaw leads the way and we are delighted to have officially joined the Preferred Supplier Programme.”
The OpenJaw Preferred Supplier Programme recruits the world’s best suppliers of travel products and services, such as hotel, car, insurance and payments. By forging stronger ties with these providers, the Programme brings significant time-to-market benefits and reduced setup costs to OpenJaw customers, looking to effectively retail a broad range of products. The strong partner approach ensures active sharing and leveraging of best-practice for more effective travel retailing.
“Expedia Affiliate Network is a leading provider of global hotel supply and we welcome them as a flagship member of our Preferred Supplier Programme”,said Kieron Branagan, Managing Director, OpenJaw. “Both parties are not only delighted to bring immediate benefits to OpenJaw customers, but are also committed to applying our respective expertise for mutual innovation.”
The OpenJaw t-Retail Platform enables airlines and other large travel companies to take advantage of a full range of hotel retailing strategies. It includes functionality for dynamic sourcing and selling of hotel inventory. Full product management and business model control is put firmly in the hands of the Product Managers, enabling the nimble reactivity required in today’s constantly changing markets.