Jan 31, 2017
Dublin & Berlin, 31st January 2017: CarTrawler, the leading online travel technology platform, has today announced its partnership with Distribusion Technologies (‘Distribusion’), the global aggregator of intercity and shuttle bus services. This deal significantly expands CarTrawler’s range of bus transfer solutions offered to its B2B partners. Distribusion’s pre-bookable bus transfers will be merchandised within CarTrawler’s dedicated ancillary revenue platform for airlines. This new pre-paid bus content is available to all one hundred of CarTrawler’s airline partners and 2,000 online travel retailers as part of their travel itinerary, with immediate effect.
Distribusion offers its partners millions of airport shuttle and intercity bus rides across thousands of global destinations at the best price. Through CarTrawler’s airline ancillary merchandising platform, customers have full visibility of scheduled travel information including supplier name and ‘included services’ that customers can expect on a journey, such as availability of in-bus WiFi and power sockets. Open tickets provide customers with 24 hour flexibility before and after the departure time of their flight, making this an ideal solution for airlines.
Tommi Holmgren, Director of Ground Transportation at CarTrawler
Julian Hauck, CEO of Distribusion
About CarTrawler: CarTrawler connects business and leisure customers and online travel retailers with more road and rail transport solutions than they will find anywhere else. Over 95 international airlines and 2,000 travel retailers around the world trust CarTrawler to provide their customers with real-time access to over 1,600 leading and independent car rental agents, coach transfers, rail networks and chauffeur drive services at 42,000 locations in 174 countries. Its in-house booking engine gives it the opportunity to easily and quickly scale to accommodate customer demand. CarTrawler also owns and operates the Cabforce, Holiday Autos and arguscarhire.com brands. The company headquarters and Customer Centre of Excellence are located in Dublin, Ireland, with additional offices in Boston, London and Helsinki. CarTrawler is private equity backed by BC Partners and Insight Venture Partners. For further information, please visit www.cartrawler.com
About Distribusion Technologies: Distribusion, the leading global distributor (GDS) for airport shuttle and intercity bus rides, enables travel retailers (travel metas, OTAs, airlines, other GDSs) to connect with airport shuttle and bus operators worldwide. The portfolio of 4 million bus rides of 200+ operators to 2,000+ destinations and 200+ airports make Distribusion the market leader in Europe. Today, online retailers with 60+ million visitors per month and 15.000 travel agencies worldwide trust Distribusion’s innovative technology for easy online and offline bus ticket sales to their customers. Bus operators benefit from a full booking solution including rides management, distribution, global ticketing, payment, and settlement services.
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