Europe’s largest low fares airline Ryanair has named Expedia Private Label as the exclusive partner to provide hotel accommodation for its passengers on www.ryanair.com. (3/23/2007)
The two companies signed a five-year deal.
Ryanair’s 50 million passengers will have a choice of more than 20,000 hotels across Europe, ranging from basic budget to five-star luxury, available at each of Ryanair’s 130 destinations, with options to book via www.ryanair.com.
Beginning in 2008, tailor-made hotel deals will be incorporated into the flight booking process.
Ryanair’s deputy chief executive officer Michael Cawley said that Expedia will grow alongside Europe’s fastest growing airline, while the additional business will contribute to offering the lowest fares as Ryanair grows to 84 million passengers per annum in 2012.
David Roche, senior vice president of Expedia Private Label, said, “Adding easy access through the Ryanair site to our unrivalled hotel stock will mean that passengers can book their accommodation simply and quickly, knowing that they can choose exactly where they want to stay at the best available rate. These special introductory offers, and others we have planned, will make the product even more attractive.
To celebrate this new partnership, three special offers are available immediately:
· Book a hotel in the next day and receive a ₤30-off voucher for a minimum spend of ₤300, or a ₤50-off voucher for bookings over ₤500. This offer will run until midnight tomorrow so passengers should log on to www.ryanair.com today to grab the best bargains.
· Free flights, cheap nights sale: one million free* flights are available for customers who book a hotel before midnight Thursday 29th March. Expedia is offering three nights for the price of two on many hotels in Ryanair destinations.