Air Europa, the airline of Globalia, the largest Spanish tourism conglomerate, is today announcing an exclusive agreement with Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS), the B2B brand within Expedia Group, to offer its travelers hotel bookings for the first time.
Air Europa is now powered by EPS’s online template, Hotels.com for Partners, providing travelers with access to 500,000 accommodations in more than 25,000 destinations worldwide.
Air Europa travelers who book flights via the co-branded website www.aireuropa.com also benefit from more than 650,000 promotional rates, saving an average of 15% when a hotel is bundled with a flight. Through the agreement, those travelers can also collect Air Europa SUMA loyalty ‘Miles’, with points for every euro spent on accommodation.
Javier Hidalgo, CEO of Globalia, says, “At Air Europa our passengers are at the heart of our business, we want to offer them the widest range of services to improve their journey. Our agreement with Expedia Partner Solutions means we can offer our travelers the possibility of staying anywhere in the world at really fantastic prices. In addition, we reward our Air Europa SUMA travelers with ‘member-only’ hotel rates and very generous ‘miles’ accrual.
For Air Europa, Expedia Partner Solutions has been the perfect travel partner to work with on this great project; it has enabled us to offer a more complete customer experience”.
Alfonso Paredes, Vice President & Managing Director, EMEA & LatAm, EPS, says: “We are delighted to work with Air Europa and build upon our existing relationship with its parent company Globalia to unlock access to our extensive portfolio of hotels and competitive package rates. It’s our obsession with value-add innovation that makes Hotels.com for Partners a best-in-class eCommerce solution – we conduct hundreds of tests on the template every year, each time making adjustments to perfect it for our partners and their travelers. It’s this ethos that has resulted in a template product that boasts both an award-winning hotel booking experience for travelers and high conversions for our travel partners. As a true turn-key solution, integration with Hotels.com for Partners is easy and our dedicated EPS team has been on hand throughout the implementation process to share best practices and make recommendations for Air Europa’s digital optimization and merchandising activities. We’re excited to work with Air Europa as they expand their offering.”