ebookers Named Yahoo! Travel Partner in UK and Ireland

ebookers plc
(Nasdaq: EBKR; LSE: EBR; Neuermarkt: eb6), Europe`s leading online travel agency today announces that it is to become the official travel booking partner of Yahoo! UK and Ireland.


The association, which goes live today, will see the integration of ebookers` co-branded flight, car hire and hotel booking engines on the Yahoo! site. This will provide visitors with the added convenience of not only being able to research their travel on-line, but also book within the Yahoo! site rather than being referred to a third party. ebookers will carry out all customer fulfilment for bookings made.


Yahoo.co.uk
is one of the most popular and most visited websites in the UK & Ireland, generating over 688 million page views in January 2002(ABC Electronics).

 

Sanjiv Talwar, Managing Director ebookers plc comments:

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``ebookers was selected as the chosen booking engine provider for Yahoo! from an initial line-up of 12 online travel suppliers. Our special relationships with 20,000 hotels, 120 airlines and major car hire firms, ensures that we can pass on discount preferential rates and great savings to Yahoo! customers. We will also offer standard fares with 500 airlines and 50,000 hotels giving maximum choice and flexibility.``


Laurence Krieger, Business Development Manager Yahoo! UK & Ireland:

``This new partnership with ebookers means we can offer our users a convenient one-stop shop for their travel needs. It combines the travel expertise of ebookers together with the brand trust of Yahoo! to bring customers a compelling offering.``

 

 

 


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