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HitchHiker Fare Deals for IATA and non-IATA Agencies

HitchHiker expands its product range for travel agencies and tour operators – with and without an own IATA license – by adding the bargain “Fare Deals”. For this purpose, a cooperation agreement was concluded with the Berlin based software company and ticket wholesaler BERlogic.

German software manufacturer HitchHiker GmbH develops and operates booking technology for the tourism industry that aggregates flight data from different third-party systems. These solutions were primarily developed for (online) travel agencies, business travel agencies and tour operators with an own IATA license.

“Beyond our traditional role as software solution provider, we mainly consider ourselves as content provider for the tourism industry. During recent years, we’ve hence repeatedly received requests for available bargain “flight content” and fulfillment services from agencies without an IATA license. Moreover, our prospective customers from China, Asia and the Middle East are increasingly looking for content outside of their own home region. Until now, we were solely able to offer them the content of our approx. 120 direct airline connections. The Fare Deals, which we currently offer together with our partner BERlogic, enable us to significantly expand the range of services for this target group. Beside that, our highly competitive Fare Deals could also be of interest to our existing customers,” explains Jörg Götz, Senior Sales Manager at HitchHiker GmbH.

BERlogic does not only supply flight content from the major GDS’ (Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport) but also special rates for many routes and airlines (such as Eurowings) and a comprehensive content for the Russian region, which currently includes 76 airlines which are not available in traditional GDS’s, such as Pobeda Airlines LLC. In addition, Lufthansa tickets may be ordered without Lufthansa’s “Distribution Cost Charge”, applicable to all GDS bookings.

The HitchHiker Fare Deals can be accessed via a web service interface (HitchHiker Flight API) and soon also via the B2B booking platform (HitchHiker Agent). Existing HitchHiker customers can simply request to book the new “Fare Deals” via the existing HitchHiker group account. But it is also possible to request a separate agent account at BERlogic, which enables the collection of revenue-based incentives.

Fees for booking and ticket delivery by BERlogic are already included in the airfare, which can be paid by credit card. Moreover, the Berlin based Call Center offers amendment and cancellation services for all flights booked under this cooperation agreement.

About HitchHiker GmbH

HitchHiker GmbH is a leading and independent provider of software solutions for the global travel industry, based in Frankfurt on the Main, Germany. With 25 years of experience in the tourism industry and numerous international projects, HitchHiker has developed solutions for the entire airfare management and ticketing process as well as powerful online booking solutions for all types of flights and ancillaries. HitchHiker’s customers in 27 countries comprise some of the leading online and traditional travel agencies, tour operators, consolidators, travel management companies and airlines worldwide. For the development of its solutions HitchHiker trusts in industry standards such as Microsoft technology. HitchHiker has once again attained Microsoft Gold Application Development competency and is compliant to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

Press contact:

Uta Will
Marketing Manager
T: + 49 (69) 50 70 3 0
E: marketing@hitchhiker.net
H: www.hitchhiker.net

About BERlogic GmbH

Founded in 2012, BERlogic aims to bring people together with the help of technologies. BERlogic plays the role of connector and consolidator between the suppliers and distributors of air transportation content and travel-related services. BERlogic focuses on providing high-quality services and customer support, along with development and improvement of its products. Clients are of high priority for BERlogic, and employees are the greatest asset.

Press contact:

Aron Lutrin
Sales Director
T: + 49 (30) 983 208 852
E: marketing@berlogic.de
H: www.berlogic.de

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Our Highlights at the ITB Berlin 2017

Again this year the ITB Berlin invites you to find out about the latest technology trends in the tourism industry.

We would also like to take this opportunity to give you an insight into our latest product developments. Our highlights are:

  • HitchHiker Flight API – Airline Merchandising Edition: The latest version 4.0 of our Flight API focuses on the integration of airfare bundles (branded fares) and lucrative additional services (ancillaries).

  • New consolidator cooperation: In order to offer start-ups and small travel agencies without IATA license a complete solution for their flight business, we have recently concluded cooperation agreements with two additional airline ticket wholesalers, AERTICKET AG and BERlogic.

  • HitchHiker Payment Gate: In addition to our cooperation with eNett, who already successfully handle supplier payments of our customers via virtual credit cards (eNett VANs), we are now able to offer a wider range of virtual payment cards and billing types thanks to our cooperation with AirPlus, WEX Europe and Wirecard.

  • HitchHiker Queue Robot: The queue robot has been recently enhanced by a repricing function empowering an automated fare optimization for your tour operator bookings. In addition, our robot includes a collection of useful modules for automating several business processes, such as the management of schedule changes and wait lists, standardized queuing of bookings, triggering of third party systems and ticketing of your Direct Connect bookings.

  • HitchHiker Data Feed: On request, we provide tailored flight data packages at regular intervals – either for individual flight connections or entire markets – which allow for dynamic packaging of your ground services with a broad selection of low-cost flights.

  • HitchHiker Airline Data Broadcast: Our broadcast service is a real-time data stream of all flight connections requested on our Flight API environment including the respective availability and price information. Use this data for your individual flight price comparisons, calendars or to generate up-to-date offers and benefit from a high accuracy and availability compared to the industry-standard cached data.

    We are looking forward to addressing some of these topics in detail with you during the ITB.

    • Where? ITB Berlin, hall 5.1, stand no. 124

    • When? 08-11 March 2017

     
    Please book your appointment with us now. You may contact us by phone (+49 69 507030) or by e-mail to sales@hitchhiker.net. In case you cannot attend the show, we will be happy to propose an alternative for an in-depth interview.

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