London, 4 July 2012. Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) today announces a partnership with Singapore Airlines’ low cost subsidiary Scoot. The tie-up between EAN and one of the most exciting new aviation brands aims to provide Scoot’s customers with access to the best hotels, at the best rates and in the best locations in every city where Scoot flies. Scoot brings an economic flight service from Singapore to destinations in Australia, China and Thailand, and will include hotel bookings from EAN as part of a package of additional travel services at affordable prices.
Scoot will use EAN’s advanced Chameleon™ platform to provide customers with the most relevant hotels through an intuitive user interface and fast search process. By using the Chameleon platform, Scoot’s website gains a highly-customizable optimized booking path. In addition, Scoot will use EAN’s global offline support network to maximise conversion rates.
Thanks to the EAN services, Scoot’s site will be fully white-label, and will include high-quality visuals, as well as user generated content from TripAdvisor, so that customers can inform their purchasing decisions through the experiences of their fellow travelers.
This partnership continues EAN’s success in the APAC region, following partnerships with Tiger Airways, Japan’s Jalan.net, Macau.com and Webjet. This expansion has been complimented by rapid growth in EAN’s hotel inventory in that region.
EAN President Henrik Kjellberg comments, “We’re really happy to be working with one of the freshest brands to hit the aviation scene in many years, and we’re looking forward to helping Scoot provide a memorable, high value travel experience to its customers. Our team will continue to work closely with Scoot with the goal of maximizing conversion rates for Scoot, and creating the best possible value for its customers.”
“At FlyScoot.com, our guests can enjoy a one-stop service to book air tickets, add-on services such as baggage allowance, seats assignment, meals, inflight entertainment via iPads, blankets and eye-masks, ScootProtect Travel Insurance and now, affordable accommodation across all our destinations,” adds Campbell Wilson, Scoot’s CEO. “We’re pleased to leverage EAN’s extensive hotel inventory and user-friendly booking engine, and we will continue to work with different partners to help our guests tailor their best value travel experience possible!”
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Scoot™ operates medium and long haul no-frills flights between Singapore and the Australian cities of Sydney and Gold Coast, with Bangkok, Tianjin, Taipei and Tokyo commencing over the next few months. Operating a fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft, Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude™. Scoot is passionate about changing the way people travel long distance. Book your tickets at Flyscoot.com or call +65 3158 3388 (Singapore); +61 (0)2 8520 1888 (Australia); 400 120 3055 (China), and +66 2105 5754 (Thailand). Our English Customer Service Support opens 24 hours, Monday to Sunday. Mandarin Customer Service Support opens 6am to 8pm (Singapore time), Monday to Sunday. Check us out on Facebook.com/FlyScoot and Facebook.com/FlyScootAU.