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Working solution for an integrated online travel platform proposed and implemented with Xoomworks and the Xoomworks OneTeam™ methodology

12

Weeks to develop
a functional
prototype

10

Months to
full market
rollout

$90bn

Opened up
access to a
$90Bn market

60k+

Properties launched
in a new channel

Leading online travel partners integrate hotel properties and booking systems on to a Global Distribution System (GDS). Xoomworks Technology, discover and propose a solution bringing it to market for the world’s largest online travel firm in 10 months with the Xoomworks OneTeam ™ methodology, working as an integral part of the company.

When Xoomworks proposed a technical solution to progress our business we didn’t have to judge them as an organisation, they were already a part of ours. The Xoomworks One Team™ methodology is a valuable asset for Expedia® and our partners. We act as a single entity with shared values and open communication.
Expedia inc.

Overview

Xoomworks Technology consultants formulate a solution and undertake a development program for Expedia® and Sabre to integrate hotels from the Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) into the Sabre booking platform. The world’s largest online travel company Expedia® extends the capabilities of a strategic technology agreement with Sabre Corporation.

Engagement

Expedia® and Sabre had been pondering a technical solution which would increase their market share of online travel booking in the B2B sector and lead to further integrations and acquisitions. The proposal by Xoomworks was quickly accepted and Expedia® immediately launched the project. Expedia® saved time and costs having Xoomworks working as a part of their organisation without any barriers of culture and communication.

Solution & Implementation

Xoomworks Technology engaged in the project from inception to completion leading the analysis and design phases and providing the engineering to create and run the integration within the technology infrastructure of Expedia®

  •   Two weeks to produce outline design for cutting of code
  •   Lightweight prototype-first approach to de-risk delivery from assumptions
  •   Functional prototype produced in 12 weeks to demonstrate a full shopping and booking flow using live systems
  •   Ramping up of delivery team to proceed to final production release
  •   Compliance with certification, security, resilience, and stability requirements

Success

Travel agents gain access to

  • 63,000 independent hotel properties
  • Marketing, and booking content from the EAN
  • Sabre provided global distribution system

The integration solution allows

  • Efficient hotel booking in the Sabre booking workflow
  • Tracking of agent commissions
  • Payment tracking in the Onyx Payment System

About Expedia Inc.

Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) of Bellevue, Washington is the world’s largest online travel company, providing travel booking and planning services for leisure and business in the B2B and B2C sectors through a network of brands and affiliates. Formed in 1996 as the online travel booking site Expedia.com® the company runs over 200 travel booking sites in over 75 countries, and over 150 mobile websites in 70 countries and 35 languages. Expedia®  revolutionizes travel through the power of technology driving value for their customers. Brands of Expedia inc. include Hotels.com®, trivago®, travelocity®, Orbitz, Expedia®, HomeAway®, Egencia®, hotwire®, wotif group, CarRentals.com®, Classic Vacations, and Expedia Affiliate Network. Expedia inc. runs Expedia Cares to provide grants to philanthropic initiatives around the world. The company has won numerous awards and accolades for their workplace practices, technology innovation, and market leadership.

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