Cosmos selects OpenJaw Technologies for Dynamic Packaging

Posted: October 24th, 2008

OpenJaw provides technology platform to enable dynamic packaging
for recently launched Monarch Holidays

Dublin, Ireland & Bromley, UK – 24th October 2008

OpenJaw Technologies, a leader in delivering high performance travel distribution solutions to the global travel industry, today announced that it is providing Cosmos, the UK’s largest independent tour operator, with a new technology platform to enable the Dynamic Packaging of flights and hotel accommodation from its new direct portal,

OpenJaw Technologies is supplying the new technology platform to Monarch Holidays which was launched to the market in June 2008. The technology enables Monarch Holidays’ customers to dynamically build flight and hotel accommodation which can then be combined with ground transfers, car hire, events and destination activities to meet their individual requirements.

Richard Mintern, Group Chief Information Officer added: “We selected OpenJaw Technologies to provide us with their industry leading dynamic packaging platform which has the flexibility and scalability required to support our ambitious growth plans. Our new dynamic packaging initiative enables us to offer our direct customers the broadest range of travel products and services through our new direct portal, Monarch Holidays.”

Commenting on the announcement, John McQuillan, CEO of OpenJaw Technologies said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as a key supplier to Cosmos’ new strategic venture, Monarch Holidays. Our industry leading technology platform is providing Monarch Holidays with a powerful solution that can dynamically package and price inventory from multiple sources for flights and hotel accommodation. We look forward to working with Cosmos as they leverage the business benefits of this new platform over the coming years.”


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 a regional office in Madrid, Spain.

For more information about OpenJaw Technologies, visit our website at

About Monarch Holidays and Cosmos

Monarch Holidays is a trading name of Cosmos Holidays plc, which is the UK’s largest independent tour operator and part of the Globus group of companies, a family run organisation established in 1928 which encompasses the brands of Cosmos Holidays, Cosmos Tourama, Avro, Monarch Airlines, somewhere2stay and Archers Direct.

With over 40 years’ experience, Cosmos and Monarch are two of the most established names in the travel industry. Having started out offering holidays to just a few Mediterranean destinations, Cosmos Holidays now takes over half a million people to over 35 destinations around the world each year.

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