OpenJaw signs Grupo Posadas deal

OpenJaw Technologies has signed a significant contract with Grupo Posadas in the presence of the Minister for International Trade, John McGuinness TD during an Irish government Trade Mission to Mexico & Brazil. OpenJaw Technologies who are headquartered in Dublin, Ireland will supply Grupo Posadas with a new core technology platform to power globoGo.com, a new online travel agency, which will be launched to the Mexican travel market in July 2008.  globoGo.com is being funded by Grupo Posadas and a number of other investors including shareholders of Mexicana. The new platform will enable globoGo.com customers to search for flights, hotel accommodation, car hire, events and destination attractions, allowing them to dynamically build travel packages to meet their individual requirements. 

Commenting on the announcement, Minister John McGuinness TD, said: “The strategic partnership between OpenJaw Technologies and Grupo Posadas demonstrates the important trade links that exist between Latin America and Ireland. I am therefore happy to be present at this important contract signing which proves that Irish software companies can offer competitive, high quality and technologically advanced solutions to leading companies in this region.”

Vice President of Grupo Posadas, Javier Barrera said: “As part of our vision to become Latin America’s premier online travel company, we are investing in a new core technology platform which will enable us to offer our customers a broader range of travel products and services across our multiple channels, through globGo.com.  We are proud to welcome Minister McGuinness to our contract signing and look forward to working with OpenJaw Technologies.”
John McQuillan, CEO of OpenJaw Technologies added: “We are delighted to be part of the Irish Government’s Trade Mission to Mexico and Brazil and to announce this significant contract which will provide Grupo Posadas with a new core technology platform that has the flexibility and scalability to facilitate their future growth plans for globoGo.com. We look forward to supplying OpenJaw’s industry leading platform which will enable globoGo.com to offer its customers dynamically packaged leisure products that combine flights, hotel accommodation, car hire, events and destination attractions.” 
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