EVA Air and Expedia, Inc.'s WWTE(TM) have partnered to enable travelers to book hotels and rental cars directly on the airline's Web site. The deal, WWTE's first alliance with an airline based in Asia, enhances EVA Wings Web site services and supports the carrier's steadily growing worldwide network of major leisure and business destinations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America.
"EVA Air is excited about being the first Asia-based carrier to utilize WWTE's booking technology," said K.W. Nieh, senior vice president for EVA Air. "In addition to purchasing air tickets, our passengers can now quickly and easily book their entire vacation through evaair.com. WWTE is a cost-effective way for us to give travelers more complete trip resources and options."
WWTE's online booking technology provides access to Expedia(R)s selection of international hotel properties and cars from the best-known global car rental brands. The WWTE private-label service maintains the EVA Air brand as well as the look and feel of evaair.com, while delivering first-class customer service. The convenient new service became available to EVA's passengers on 1 May, 2004.
"Our relationship with Taiwan's largest independent carrier marks WWTE's first extension into the fast-growing Asia-Pacific market," said Barney Harford, vice president of air, car and private label at Expedia, Inc. "Working with EVA Air represents another highlight in Expedia's continued commitment to helping our partners better satisfy their customers."
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
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SOURCE: Expedia, Inc.
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