More details here, but ebookers - with its parent company Orbitz - has secured a deal to provide full online travel agency functionality on the MSN Travel channels in the UK and US respectively.
A few things spring to mind:
- Best piece of partnership news for ebookers in a long time.
- The new Orbitz-wide technology platform is clearly working from a business opportunity perspective.
- Global deals can be done.
- Blood is clearly NOT thicker than water - why Orbitz over Expedia [the OTA it created in 1996], which previously ran the search and bookings tools on MSN.
Kevin May, editor, Travolution