MISSISSAUGA, March 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Two of Canada's leading on-line travel agencies, FlightNetwork and itravel2000, have today announced a strategic partnership that will see FlightNetwork provide flight related technology, product and fulfilment services to itravel2000.
The partnership will enable itravel2000 to benefit from industry leading product and pricing and will further enhance FlightNetwork's growth and cement its position as one of the leading Canadian flight portals.
Commenting on the partnership Dean Moore, CEO itravel2000, stated 'itravel pioneered the on-line travel agency model in Canada and innovation is in our DNA. Recognizing the opportunity to partner with a leader in its field and supplement our other travel product offerings with a best-in-class flight booking experience is a natural step as we continue to provide Canadians the best travel shopping and booking experience possible.' FlightNetwork offers Canadians an unmatched breadth of flight product and continues to add additional carriers around the world. Moore added 'The team at FlightNetwork have proved exceptional partners over the past 6 months as we have worked on building the technology and operational delivery model. We look forward to working together and exploring other opportunities to leverage the respective strengths of our businesses'.
Naman Budheo, CEO of FlightNetwork, added "itravel2000 has been at the forefront of on-line travel in Canada and we are pleased to be working with such an iconic brand. Our two teams have worked exceptionally well together to provide itravel's large and loyal customer base with a great flight user experience'.
The new itravel2000 flight offering is scheduled to go live in April 2015.
Itravel2000 was founded in 1994. Headquartered in Mississauga, its sole purpose is to offer clients superior customer service (either on-line or through its extensive team of travel experts), a full range of travel products and all at the best value. Today itravel 2000 has grown into one of Canada's largest OTAs and provides Canadians with the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacations cruise and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise.
Formed in 2005, Flight Network has grown to become the largest Canadian owned online travel agency in Canada, with millions of visitors each month, 400+ employees around the world. We have done this through our unique ability to offer the best prices, as well as using technology to improve the entire travel booking experience and convenience for our customers. Today, Flight Network is positioned to lead the way as travel moves increasingly mobile, with consumers demanding better services and convenience from the travel companies they do business with. In addition, our Price Drop Protection offers customers the unique ability to book early and save later should the price of their trip change.
For further information: Please direct all enquiries to Dave Paterson, itravel2000, e: [email protected], t: 905-267-4543