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car trawler opens a retail gateway to 845 million Facebook users

car trawler opens a retail gateway to 845 million Facebook users

Dublin-based market leading provider of online car rental distribution systems, CarTrawler has launched an open source version of their global car rental platform for Facebook.

The CarTrawler car rental booking engine connects some of the world’s top travel brands with over 879 car rental agents at 30,000 city and airport locations across 174 countries. The same advanced technology has now been packaged into a Facebook app, the source code of which can be downloaded free of charge from

This is the latest in a line of innovations from CarTrawler. Previous partner benefits have also included the release of an open source car rental iPhone app and the world’s first mapping of car rental search results. These tools help to increase the window of opportunity for car rental to be purchased from CarTrawler partners as consumers shop around for their travel goods and services.

“As a business to business supplier, it’s up to the team at CarTrawler to use our scale and expertise to make car rental retailing as profitable as possible for our partners. The introduction of a car rental app for Facebook further extends our partners retailing reach so that together we can maximise our share of the $47 billion a year car rental industry. Facebook now accounts for approximately 1 in 5 of all page views online. It’s time for the travel industry to harness the potential of this exposure.” -Bobby Healy, CTO CarTrawler

For instructions on how to integrate the free CarTrawler open source car rental app into your Facebook page, please visit