Expedia Affiliate Network Powers Bookings Through Japan’s JALAN.NET

By Expedia Affiliate Network, PRNE
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

LONDON, October 27, 2011 -

Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world’s largest online travel company, today announced that Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) is now powering hotel bookings through Japan’s JALAN (www.jalan.net), one of Japan’s largest hotel reservation websites, operated by Recruit Co. Ltd. In addition to JALAN’s own inventory, JALAN will be adding a selection of EAN’s global inventory to its hotel portfolio, bringing the total number of international hotels offered by JALAN to over 80,000. This new integration also extends the reach of EAN’s hotel booking platform to JALAN’s more than five million monthly visitors.

JALAN is using the new EAN Hotel API v3, which delivers Expedia’s expansive global hotel selection, booking tools and great rates on a private label basis. “We are pleased that JALAN has selected EAN to expand their international hotel inventory, a testimony to the solutions that EAN offers its partners,” said Jens Uwe Parkitny, Managing Director, Expedia Affiliate Network, Asia Pacific. “Japanese travelers now have even more access to great inventory, rates, and customer service.”

“We’re excited to work with Expedia Affiliate Network to enhance the booking experience for JALAN’s customers,” said Kentarou Mori, Executive Manager, Global Market Development Dept, Recruit. “Their API booking platform offers a huge inventory selection alongside fantastic rates, and JALAN customers will earn 2% loyalty points on all bookings made.”

About Expedia Affiliate Network

Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) is part of Expedia Inc., the world’s leading online travel company. EAN creates the tools and technology that help millions of travelers find the perfect hotels for their next trips. As the world’s fastest-growing private label travel affiliate network, EAN works with over 10,000 partners in 33 countries to turn their web traffic into hotel bookings and happy customers. For more information on EAN visit www.ean.com.

About Recruit Co. Ltd.

Founded in 1960, Recruit is Japan’s largest vertical-focused classified media group and fully integrated HR service provider, servicing the bridal, housing, cars, travel, education, restaurant and beauty industries, with consolidated revenues of $9.4 billion.  Launched in 2000, JALAN.NET has become one of the most popular hotel booking sites in Japan, with 60 million annual unique visitors.  Members can earn 2% “member’s point” after check-out, which can be used on future bookings, as well as view and book member-only special rates.

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