December 2013

Multicom and HitchHiker announce new collaboration

The UK’s market leading travel technology specialist Multicom is joining forces with well-established German flight technology provider HitchHiker to share content and expertise across their respective core businesses. The deal will see the two companies cooperate in three key areas – content aggregation, exploring synergies in payment processing and data caching.The move, designed to save time and costs while avoiding the redundant developments associated with integration and maintenance of third party content, will provide almost immediate bottom line benefits to both Multicom and HitchHiker customers.

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HitchHiker scheduled flights can now be booked via the Peakwork Booking Hub

Peakwork has chosen the Flight API provided by HitchHiker to provide a scheduled flights module for all established GDS’. The module will be included as an interface within the Peakwork Booking Hub.

Tour operators will soon be able to perform availability checks and make bookings of scheduled flight and hotel components as dynamic packages via the Peakwork Booking Hub. The HitchHiker interface for each GDS provider is available via the HitchHiker Flight API, which is already being used by 45 tour operators, portals and consolidators as well as numerous agencies.

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