Thursday, March 31, 2011

Air Asia Travel

AirAsia, Expedia ties to power travel revolution in Asia
Published on: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

SINGAPORE: AirAsia and Expedia, Inc., have officially launched a new joint venture covering the Asia Pacific and offering a complete range of great value flights, hotels and holiday packages.

AirAsia is the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia and Expedia, Inc., the world's largest online travel company.

This is the first partnership of its kind globally between a low cost carrier (LCC) and an online travel agent (OTA).

Speaking to reporters after the launch here, group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said the equal partnership between two global brands and leaders in the travel industry, comes at a time when online travel bookings are exploding in the region.

He said Asia, and its booming economy, offers a huge opportunity to develop a set of loved consumer brands.

Under the joint venture agreement, a new company will be formed to operate Expedia, Inc.'s Expedia branded businesses in Japan, India, Southeast Asia and other East Asian markets, as well as AirAsia's, AirAsiaGo and GoRooms ventures.

The new undertaking will build on AirAsia's unique local marketing expertise, along with Expedia's world leading technology, and both companies' quality travel products in the region and beyond.

It will have the exclusive online third-party distribution rights in the region for AirAsia and AirAsiaX flights and travel packages meaning, with few exceptions in the region, the only place to find and book AirAsia flights online will be, and Expedia.

Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive, Expedia, Inc., said: "By partnering with AirAsia, Expedia is taking an important step in developing our global position.

"This is particularly exciting, given Asia's influence in the online travel marketplace."

To celebrate the union, will be offering hotel discounts of up to 80 per cent in 10 Asian cities, for three days beginning Tuesday.

Expedia will be launching its new Malaysian site and Thai site, with a two-week sale period, offering discounts of up to 60 per cent on South-East Asian destinations.

Sources: Daily Express News paper
Story Arrangement By: Global News Media

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

My Blog List

  • Grace Meng has remained in France since her husband Meng Hongwei disappeared in September.
    2 hours ago
  • Sudah menjadi lumrah hidup dimana setiap manusia itu akan melakukan kesilapan dan apa yang berlaku pasti ada hikmahnya tersendiri. Kontroversi yang melanda...
    11 hours ago
  • The White House announced Friday that a second summit will take place between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February.
    1 hour ago
  • Abu Sayyaf selalu menceroboh perairan kita untuk menculik, tujuannya utk dapat duit melalui pembayaran wang tebusan. Namun bagi saya Abu Sayyaf tak perlu m...
    4 years ago
  • Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said he'd love to have Dennis Smith Jr. back with the team, but he doesn't expect the frustrated guard to be on Dallas' two-g...
    2 hours ago
  • Anda berminat untuk mencuba menjana wang online sebagai forex trader tetapi tak tahu nak pilih broker forex mana yang anda yakin dan terbaik. Masalah yang ...
    1 week ago
  • KOTA KINABALU: Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri, Datuk Seri Panglima Hashim Paijan mendahului senarai 75 penerima darjah kebesaran, bintang serta pingat sempen...
    3 months ago
  • A Kadir Jasin *بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم* *PREAMBLE*: *Views expressed herein are entirely mine. I am writing in my personal capacity as a blo...
    17 hours ago