DUBLIN, IRELAND – CarTrawler, the leading online travel technology platform, has announced a partnership with Hotels.com, the online accommodation booking website. This deal will enable partners of both Hotels.com and CarTrawler to sell car hire, private transfers and now hotels through the direct implementation of CarTrawler’s existing technology platform, which is already used by 95 airlines and 2,000 travel retailers around the world.
Announcing the launch, Bobby Healy, Chief Technology Officer of CarTrawler, said: “This partnership is about removing technology barriers. CarTrawler’s fast-growing partner base already has access to the world’s best-converting ancillary platform, and they have been asking us to broaden our ancillary offering. This development shows we have listened. With both ground transportation and the global accommodation offering of Hotels.com covered in one simple, white label integration, our partners have a one-stop-shop to quickly and effectively implement all non-air ancillaries.”
Adam Jay, SVP Marketing and Product for Hotels.com brand, commented: “We are excited to work closely with CarTrawler to help travel partners maximise ancillary revenues across accommodation and ground transportation. Hotels.com provides a high-converting and mobile-ready B2B platform, selling a full range of global accommodation, and this collaboration with CarTrawler is a very natural step for both companies as we look to make things simple and profitable for partners.”
News of the partnership follows the recent launch of Hotels.com for Partners, a new online platform that allows partners such as airlines and travel companies to white label or co-brand with Hotels.com™, and access its huge list of hotel rates and availabilities, increasing customer loyalty and spend as a result.
Hotels.com for Partners brings together the experience, innovation and expertise from industry leading Hotels.com while delivering the technical expertise and relationships that come from the Expedia Affiliate Network team. The platform is unique as it offers partners only accommodation options that deliver the highest conversion rates, thanks to extensive and rigorous testing by the Hotels.com technical team. Furthermore, partners benefit from a suite of easy-to-integrate tools that deliver relevant properties and a seamless booking experience from start to finish.