Ryanair named Expedia Private Label as the exclusive partner to provide hotel accommodation for its passengers on www.ryanair.com.
Ryanair’s 50 million passengers will enjoy a choice of more than 20,000 hotels across Europe, ranging from basic budget to five-star luxury, available at each of Ryanair’s 130 destinations. Bookings can be made on www.ryanair.com. Beginning in 2008, tailor-made hotel deals will be incorporated into the flight booking process.
Announcing this new partnership, Ryanair’s deputy CEO, Michael Cawley said:
“We are delighted to select Expedia as the exclusive partner for ryanairhotels.com. This is a win-win for Ryanair, Expedia and most importantly our customers. Passengers will enjoy significantly improved choice and fantastic hotel deals from the world’s largest online hotel vendor on Ryanair.com, Expedia will grow alongside Europe’s fastest growing airline, while the additional business will contribute to offering the lowest fares as Ryanair grows to 84 million passengers per annum in 2012.”
David Roche, senior vice president of Expedia Private Label, said:
“Adding easy access through the Ryanair site to our unrivalled hotel stock will mean that passengers can book their accommodation simply and quickly, knowing that they can choose exactly where they want to stay at the best available rate. These special introductory offers, and others we have planned, will make the product even more attractive.
“This is an important business win for us,” he added, “and we are very pleased to be working with Ryanair. This agreement recognises our expertise in providing private label services to companies wishing to offer their customers high quality travel products without the need for upfront investment. We have a proven track record in delivering ancillary revenue earnings growth for our clients and we look forward to working with Ryanair for the long-term.”