Partners of both Hotels.com and CarTrawler will be able to sell car hire, private transfers and hotels as a result of a new partnership between the two companies.
The booking arrangement comes through the direct implementation of CarTrawler’s existing technology platform, which is already used by 95 airlines and 2,000 travel retailers worldwide.
The tie-up follows the recent launch of Hotels.com for Partners, an online platform that allows airlines and travel companies to white label or co-brand with the accommodation site and access its hotel rates and availability.
Hotels.com marketing and product senior vice president, Adam Jay, said: “We are excited to work closely with CarTrawler to help travel partners maximise ancillary revenues across accommodation and ground transportation
“Hotels.com provides a high-converting and mobile-ready B2B platform, selling a full range of global accommodation, and this collaboration with CarTrawler is a very natural step for both companies as we look to make things simple and profitable for partners.”
CarTrawler chief technology officer, Bobby Healy, said: “This partnership is about removing technology barriers. CarTrawler’s fast-growing partner base already has access to the world’s best-converting ancillary platform, and they have been asking us to broaden our ancillary offering.
“This development shows we have listened. With both ground transportation and the global accommodation offering of Hotels.com covered in one simple, white label integration, our partners have a one-stop-shop to quickly and effectively implement all non-air ancillaries.”