Expedia Affiliate Network Joins OpenJaw Preferred Supplier Programme

Programme Delivers Time-to-Market Benefits, Reduced Costs and Hotel Retailing Innovation

DUBLIN, Ireland — Mar 31, 2015  — Leading online technology partner to the world’s biggest travel brands, OpenJaw Technologies, today announced that 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 OpenJaw over many years, 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, 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, CEO, 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.

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For more information:
Luke Keogh
Marketing and Communications
OpenJaw Technologies
T: +353 (0)1 525 7100
E: marketing@OpenJawTech.com

About OpenJaw
OpenJaw Technologies Limited is a leading online technology partner of the world’s biggest travel brands. Guided by the OpenJaw four principles of t-Retailing, and leveraging the power of the dynamic travel retailing platform, the t-Retail Platform, OpenJaw is dedicated to helping airlines, and other large travel companies, become travel retailing innovators.

The OpenJaw customer portfolio includes:  British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Hainan Airlines, Aeroplan, AIR MILES, Asia Miles, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, voyages-SNCF.com, and Viajes El Corte Ingles.

OpenJaw is headquartered in Dublin (Ireland), and has offices in Galway (Ireland), Madrid (Spain), Kraków (Poland) and Hong Kong. More information is available at www.openjawtech.com.

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