GOTOGATE and Flybillet select OpenJaw Technologies

Posted: January 29th, 2009

New travel technology platform will enable the consolidation of
Nordic Direct Travel’s Scandinavian online travel agencies

Dublin, Ireland & Oslo, Norway – 29 January, 2009

OpenJaw Technologies, a leader in delivering high performance travel distribution solutions to the global travel industry, today announced that it has been selected by Scandinavia’s leading online travel company, Nordic Direct Travel, to provide a new travel technology platform that will power its online travel agencies “GoToGate” in Norway & Sweden and “Flybillet” in Denmark.

Nordic Direct Travel, a subsidiary of VIA Travel AS, chose OpenJaw Technologies to provide them with a new technology platform which will enable them to consolidate their brands, and onto a single platform which supports multiple currencies and languages as well as access to a common back office system.

The new technology platform will also support the Dynamic Packaging of air and hotel components which can then be combined with ancillary products, such as events and destination activities, insurance and other travel services. Nordic Direct Travel will also use the platform for servicing, allowing their call centre agents to amend bookings as well as the cross-selling and up-selling of travel products.

Commenting on the announcement, Jon Even Sørlie, Chief Executive Officer of Nordic Direct Travel said: “We are pleased to announce that we have selected OpenJaw Technologies to consolidate our three online travel agencies onto a single platform, streamlining our operations and reducing our maintenance costs. The new platform will also enable us to Dynamically Package our inventory and offer multiple selling processes such as shopping cart, the cross selling of hotels and cars and add-on components such as events and insurance.”

John McQuillan, CEO of OpenJaw Technologies added: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Nordic Direct Travel as their technology partner. The new travel technology platform will provide them with significant operational efficiencies across their Scandinavian brands as well as providing the flexibility to support Dynamic Packaging and ancillary selling. We look forward to working with them on this innovative project. “


Notes to Editors:

About OpenJaw Technologies

OpenJaw Technologies is a leader in delivering high performance travel distribution solutions to the global travel industry. Our solutions enable the world’s leading travel companies to market, distribute and sell their online travel offerings in a differentiated way.

OpenJaw’s solution portfolio includes the xDistributor Integration Platform and Business Rules Engine that enables travel supplier integration, distribution channel management and dynamic packaging; xRez: a highly customisable Internet Booking Engine; xRezAgent: a sales and servicing platform for call centre agents; xLocation: a location data and hierarchy management application; xHotel: a content, mapping and inventory management system for accommodation and xEvent: a content and inventory management system for events and destination activities.

OpenJaw is a member and active participant of the Open Travel™ Alliance.

OpenJaw Technologies is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with regional offices in Galway and Madrid, Spain.

About Nordic Direct Travel

Nordic Direct Travel (NDT) is a subsidiary of VIA Travel, the leading Travel Management Company in the Nordic countries. We provide our customers with qualified solutions for their requirement of travel related services. NDT runs the brands GOTOGATE in the Norwegian and Swedish marketplace and the brand in the Danish marketplace.

Our customers benefit from the use of state-of-the-art technology in both online and offline situations whilst we are using the leading tools and search engines not only in online booking but also when using personal service. The use of search engines allow us to actively promote and suggest the lowest airfare possible, no matter whether the fare is to be found on an Internet site or in the GDS.

All data is consolidated in easy accessed and easily viewed, management reports, allowing qualified analysis of your travel patterns. VIA Travel uses our own VIA Intelligence- again a state-of-the-art product for the benefit of our clients.

VIA Travel specialises in corporate travel. Our vision is to be perceived as the leading corporate travel management agency in the Nordic countries. A strong local establishment and working in close cooperation with our clients, in combination with using the latest modern technologies are groundcorners in VIA Travels continuing growth in the Nordic region.

VIA Travel is a partner of Radius – the global travel company. VIA Travel Group are also major players in the Marine Travel, Group & Meeting Travel and Leisure Travel markets.

For more information, contact:
Yvonne Waldron
Director of Marketing
OpenJaw Technologies Ltd.,
Station Mews, Lindsay Grove,
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Tel: +353 (0)1 882 5444