Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) has announced an extended partnership with Air Tahiti Nui (ATN), one of the South Pacific’s leading international airlines, which offers daily non-stop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Tahiti and Paris. The deal will see ATN use the latest version of EAN’s hotel retailing platform, Chameleon®, to offer the best possible range of accommodation to customers booking travel both inbound to and outbound from the Pacific islands.
The partnership builds on the existing relationship between EAN and ATN, and sees the airline expanding its hotel offering to all points of sale, with key markets including France, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, in addition to the USA and Canada.
As well as providing access to approximately 160,000 hotels worldwide, EAN’s Chameleon platform will help ATN to offer an enhanced user experience, including targeted offers on hotel and flight purchases. For example, from today until March 31st, ATN is offering a ten percent discount across all hotel accommodation purchased through its websites. Visit Air Tahiti Nui websites for more details.
The partnership also allows travellers to benefit from phone support for sales and inquiries, as well as user-generated content from TripAdvisor, so they can use others’ experiences to inform their booking decisions.
Etienne Howan, CEO of Air Tahiti Nui commented: “Our extended partnership with EAN considerably strengthens our distribution strategy, adding to our direct sales platform. We’re confident the deal will help us towards our goal of improving our customer service and making travel easier, so we can entice more travellers from around the world to enjoy Tahiti and the South Pacific.”
Christopher J. Williams, EAN VP and MD for APAC, said: “This is a hugely exciting deal for EAN, as it allows us to build on the strength of our existing partnership with Air Tahiti Nui, and help them radically expand its accommodation offering. The APAC region continues to be one of the most dynamic and innovative parts of the global travel industry, and we’re delighted to be a part of that.”