Expedia, Inc. today extended its relationship with Delta Air Lines. This deal enhances the rental car offerings at delta.com, and extends Delta's existing relationship with WWTE.
"WWTE allows us to offer our customers a wealth of hotel and car choices at competitive prices," said Carolyn Rak, Delta's managing director -- Online Sales and Service. "This product responds to customer input indicating they want a choice of hotel and car options when they travel."
Expedia's WWTE technology enables access to Expedia's vast selection of marquee and boutique hotel properties and cars from the best-known rental brands. WWTE also provides Expedia's industry-leading reliability and customer experience, while maintaining the branding and look of delta.com.
The successful relationship between Delta and Expedia dates back to October 1997 when Expedia first began offering its customers the ability to book flights on Delta at Expedia.com. Last year, the relationship was expanded when delta.com began using WWTE for online hotel bookings.
"We're committed to helping our partners satisfy the needs of their customers, and couldn't be happier to enter an even deeper relationship with the world's second largest airline," said Barney Harford, vice president of air, car and private label at Expedia, Inc. "WWTE is a very cost-effective way for Delta to provide a much more complete travel offering to its customers, and keep Delta competitive in today's value segment of the airline business."
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is proud to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2004. Delta is the world's second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 491 destinations in 84 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta's marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam, Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please visit delta.com.
WWTE, operated by Expedia, Inc., provides private label booking solutions for travel suppliers looking to enhance their product offerings. The WWTE private label solution gives travel suppliers the ability to enhance their own Web sites with industry leading cross-sell and dynamic packaging solutions offering access to highly competitive travel products and services. Additional information about WWTE can be found at www.wwte.com. Expedia, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp
NOTE: Expedia, Expedia.com, and the airplane logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the United States, Canada and/or other countries. Other products and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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