Carrier to intergrate Hotels.com For Partners e-commerce solution
Pegasus Airlines and Expedia Partner Solutions announce partnership
Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines has partnered with Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS) to give travellers greater access to accommodation and package rates.
To keep up with Turkey’s growing tourism economy Pegasus decided to change their accommodations provider and integrate with EPS’s e-commerce template solution, Hotels.com For Partners.
Through Hotels.com For Partners, Pegasus’s travelers will have access to package rates and save an average of 15% when compared with booking these separately.
Members of the airline’s loyalty program, Pegasus BolBol, will also earn BolPoints for future flight bookings to help Pegasus drive more engagement from its customers.
Alfonso Paredes, EPS brand vice president and managing director, said: “At EPS, our turnkey template solution, Hotels.com for Partners, is constantly optimized through meticulous user testing, helping our travel partners provide the best possible booking experience for their travelers.
“Drawing on our expertise in collaborating with airlines, we are proud to be working with Pegasus to convert its strong online traffic into accommodation bookings in both Turkish and international destinations.”
In 2018, Turkey saw a 14% increase in domestic travel, reaching more than 78 million trips annually. Last year, Turkey also achieved the highest growth of international inbound tourism across 33 European countries.
Onur Dedekoylu, Pegasus senior vice president of marketing, said: “Implementing Hotels.com For Partners gives us the fantastic opportunity to capitalize on Turkey’s growing tourism industry and offer our travelers the best of Hotels.com, including payment options and package deals that best meet their needs.
“Our travelers can now choose to pay for their accommodation online before their trip or when they arrive at the property. As a company that greatly values our travelers’ satisfaction, we are pleased to be able to offer them more choice when it comes to paying for and planning their trip.”