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    • FLYBE ANNOUNCES BOOKING.COM PARTNERSHIP

      Tuesday 01 Jul 2014

      Leading regional airline signs deal with accommodation booking giant enabling customers to arrange seamless, hassle-free holidays.
       
      Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, has joined forces with the world’s leading online accommodation booking site, Booking.com, that allows agents and independent customers seamless access to Booking.com’s extensive worldwide accommodation database. The site is up and running from today (1st July, 2014).

      The direct link to Booking.com accessed via the airline’s website www.flybe.com provides a ‘one click booking’ gateway to over 500,000 hotels, apartments, B&B’s, villas, hostels, resorts and more in 201 countries. It gives users the option to select such preferences as star-ratings and accommodation facilities, and the tool includes a Best Price Guarantee as well as a ‘Pay only when you stay’ feature.

      Guests can access the Booking.com tailormade hotels’ page at anytime, anywhere from their desktops, mobile phones and tablet devices, no booking fees charged. The site features over 30 million reviews written by real guests after their actual stay. With over 17 years of experience, Booking.com operates its own in-house customer service team, which is available 24/7 to assist guests in 42 languages and ensure an exceptional customer experience.

      Commenting on the new partnership, Martin Smith, Flybe’s Director of Marketing, says: “We are extremely pleased to have secured this partnership with Booking.com, an easy-to-use resource that has rightly gained global recognition for the value and quality service it offers its users.

      “Flybe is committed to making it as easy as possible for our customers to arrange their travel plans and to be able to do so cost-effectively. The Booking.com facility that is now available on our website, coupled with our recently announced partnership with PayPal and Flybe’s low cost fares and convenient onward connections for worldwide travel, means that those making bookings with Flybe have the best possible combination of travel options at their fingertips. It’s easy and affordable and dovetails perfectly with our brand proposition of being ‘the fastest way from A to Flybe’.”

      “We’re thrilled to work with yet another leading European airline,” says Bryan Batista, Head of Global Partnerships for Booking.com. “This partnership with Flybe further cements our position as a leading provider of accommodation services to airlines and their passengers. As we continue to enhance our accommodation offering, we look forward to working with an innovator like Flybe, providing its passengers with the broadest and easiest-to-book selection of properties in the industry.”