Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) is using ITB Berlin 2018 to announce EAN Rapid, a new API solution which allows EAN’s partners to provide greater choice to their customers and is built with the flexibility to adapt to evolving partner business needs and growth. EAN Rapid, initially offered to new partners only, is EAN’s latest solution to help power the travel industry and offer travellers the best choice possible.
According to EAN, EAN Rapid gives partners faster access to competitive rates and availabilities from more than 400,000 accommodations across the globe. Built using the latest technology, EAN Rapid has been designed with a new modular architecture to allow for versatility to meet partners’ varying needs.
The API also introduces faster responses for partners, providing a more efficient customer experience overall. EAN Rapid offers 35 accommodation types, giving travellers access to unique and meaningful experiences across more than 25,000 destinations around the world. Ariane Gorin, President, Expedia Partner Solutions brand, said: “In 2017, the Expedia group spent $1.3 billion in technology innovation. In our partner business, we leverage that investment by advancing our products to provide our partners with the best solutions possible to drive their businesses. EAN Rapid is one of these innovations. EAN’s new API is all about speed, giving our partners faster access to our rates and availabilities in order to service their customers better.” XML Travelgate, specialists in XML integration to the travel industry, are the first platform partner to be certified to launch EAN Rapid. Pedro Camara, CEO, XML Travelgate, said: “We are excited to be the very first platform partner to integrate EAN Rapid into our system. The API will give us the ability to connect our clients to EAN’s rates and availabilities faster than ever. In turn, our clients will be the first in the world to be seamlessly connected to EAN’s unrivalled portfolio”
Photo : Alfonso Paredes Vice President of Sales, EMEA and LATAM, EAN brand