GuestLogix, Inc., the leading global provider of ancillary-focused merchandising, payment and business intelligence technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry, today announced that via its newly acquired subsidiary OpenJaw Technologies it has secured Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN), a division of one of the world’s largest online travel companies, Expedia, Inc., as a member of its Preferred Supplier Programme.
With this agreement, EAN-distributed hotel supply is made available within the t-Retail Platform standard product, meaning that EAN hotels can be seamlessly integrated into a single retailing platform for hotel-only, cross-sell, up-sell and dynamic packaging functionality. The quality, breadth and depth of EAN supply ensures that travel retailers can easily build compelling online stores 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 the OpenJaw division over many years, it is clear that GuestLogix leads the way in this space and we are delighted to have officially joined the Preferred Supplier Programme.”
GuestLogix’ OpenJaw Preferred Supplier Programme recruits the world’s best suppliers of travel products and services, such as hotel, car, destination activities, insurance and payments. By forging stronger ties with these providers, the Programme brings significant time-to-market benefits and reduced setup costs to customers looking to effectively retail a broad range of travel products and combinations. This strong partnership approach leverages 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 Technologies. “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 t-Retail Platform enables airlines, loyalty marketing companies and online travel retailers to dynamically source, price and promote a full range of travel products, including high margin hotels, to support their retailing strategies. Full product management and business model control is put firmly in the hands of the Product Managers, enabling the business agility required in today’s constantly changing markets.
About Expedia Affiliate Network
Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) is a division within the Expedia, Inc., one of the world’s largest travel companies. EAN works with over 7,500 partners in 33 countries to turn their web traffic into hotel bookings and happy customers. EAN creates the tools and technology that help millions of travelers find the perfect hotels for their next trips. For more information on EAN visit ean.com. Expedia Affiliate Network and the Expedia Affiliate Network logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners. ©2015 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CTS # 2029030-50
About Guestlogix, Inc.
GuestLogix, Inc. (guestlogix.com | openjawtech.com), is a global leader in comprehensive merchandising, payment and business intelligence technology delivered to the passenger travel industry, both onboard and off-board. Bringing over a decade of expertise as the industry’s most trusted onboard transaction processing partner to airlines, rail operators and elsewhere in the passenger travel industry, GuestLogix powers the industry’s growing reliance on ancillary revenue generation. Both direct to operators as well as through partnerships with global leaders in catering, duty-free, inflight entertainment and self-service retail experts, the Company provides the payment services touching over 1 billion travelling consumers each year. On December 23, 2014, GuestLogix announced the acquisition of OpenJaw Technologies, a Dublin-based technology company focused on travel retailing innovation in the e-commerce segment. GuestLogix' global headquarters and centre for product innovation is located in Toronto, with regional head offices located in Dallas, London and Hong Kong, and a Product Innovation Lab located in Moncton.
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