Grupo Posadas select OpenJaw Technologies to provide core technology platform for new online travel agency –

Posted: May 29th, 2008

Irish Minister for International Trade presides over contract signing between OpenJaw Technologies and Grupo Posadas during Trade Mission to Mexico & Brazil

Dublin, Ireland & Mexico City, Mexico – Thursday, 29th May 2008

OpenJaw Technologies, a leader in delivering high performance travel distribution solutions to the global travel industry, today signed a significant contract with Grupo Posadas, Latin America’s leading travel company, in the presence of the Minister for International Trade, John McGuinness TD during an Irish government Trade Mission to Mexico & Brazil.

OpenJaw Technologies who are headquartered in Dublin, Ireland will supply Grupo Posadas with a new core technology platform to power, a new online travel agency, which will be launched to the Mexican travel market in July 2008. is being funded by Grupo Posadas and a number of other investors including shareholders of Mexicana. The new platform will enable customers to search for flights, hotel accommodation, car hire, events and destination attractions, allowing them to dynamically build travel packages to meet their individual requirements.

Commenting on the announcement, Minister John McGuinness TD, said: “The strategic partnership between OpenJaw Technologies and Grupo Posadas demonstrates the important trade links that exist between Latin America and Ireland. I am therefore happy to be present at this important contract signing which proves that Irish software companies can offer competitive, high quality and technologically advanced solutions to leading companies in this region.”

Vice President of Grupo Posadas, Javier Barrera said: “As part of our vision to become Latin America’s premier online travel company, we are investing in a new core technology platform which will enable us to offer our customers a broader range of travel products and services across our multiple channels, through We are proud to welcome Minister McGuinness to our contract signing and look forward to working with OpenJaw Technologies.”

John McQuillan, CEO of OpenJaw Technologies added: “We are delighted to be part of the Irish Government’s Trade Mission to Mexico and Brazil and to announce this significant contract which will provide Grupo Posadas with a new core technology platform that has the flexibility and scalability to facilitate their future growth plans for We look forward to supplying OpenJaw’s industry leading platform which will enable to offer its customers dynamically packaged leisure products that combine flights, hotel accommodation, car hire, events and destination attractions.”


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; xFares: an airline web fares engine; 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 Grupo Posadas

Grupo Posadas, with over 37 years in the hotel marketplace, operates 97 hotels and more than 18,000 rooms in 50 beach and city destinations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. In Mexico, the company operates 20 percent of its rooms in the tourism segment. Its eight hotel brands are Aqua, Fiesta Americana Grand, Fiesta Americana, Lat 19°, Fiesta Inn and One Hotels in Mexico, and in South America, it operates Caesar Park and Caesar Business, making it the leading Mexican hotel operator in Latin America. Grupo Posadas has been listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange since 1992, with the ticker symbol “POSADAS.”

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About is an online travel agency supplying national and international travel packages to the Mexican market. Its worldwide content is gathered from a network of leading commercial allies, customers and suppliers in the travel industry. also operates an advanced technological platform for third party travel suppliers, such as airlines, hotels and tour companies.

Apart from providing one of the most important distribution channels for the travel industry, connects consumers with suppliers. Through, travelers can book: airline tickets; accommodation, car rental, cruises, vacation packages and a variety of events and destination attractions online. can: provide its partners with insights into consumer booking behavior in order to optimize “look to book” ratios; help its partners to create and analyse online advertising and last minute promotional campaigns; enable its partners to manage inventory in real time through an Extranet; offer its partners the ability to maximise bookings by distributing inventory through B2B and B2C channels. will be launched to the Mexican market in 2008.

About Mexicana

Mexicana de Aviacion began its operations more than almost 86 years ago and it is therefore the airline with the fourth longest tradition in the world. Currently, it is the airline with the most extensive international coverage from Mexico and the leading transportation company between Mexico and the United States. From its operation hub in Mexico City International Airport, Mexicana flies to around 50 destinations in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. Its code share agreements with leading international airlines, represents a great benefit for its passengers with the accumulation and redemption of miles, access to its executive lounges, a range of connection possibilities and coordinated schedules with an extensive route network that covers a large portion of the world. Having the most modern fleet in the world has allowed it to maintain one of the highest on time performance levels, and enabled it to reach the highest utilization rate of its Airbus fleet, with an average daily operation of 12:52 hours. Mexicana has the best maintenance base in Latin America. And for the third consecutive time its been recognized with the World Travel Awards 2007 as the best Business Class in Mexico and Latin America, in addition to receiving the award as the leading airline for tenth consecutive years and for the first time as the best airline website, in the same region. On July 1st, 2005, Mexicana launched its low-cost airline, Click Mexicana, which offers the most competitive fares. Click serves 26 domestic routes and its fleet is comprised of 17 Fokker 100 aircraft with state-of-the-art equipment with the most advanced technology available in the industry. For more information visit: and

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