NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Routehappy, the product differentiation platform for air travel, today announced it entered a partnership with Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), one of the world's largest travel companies, for full access to its proprietary Scores & Happiness Factors API.
As part of the agreement, Expedia, Inc. has full access to Routehappy's Score & Happiness Factors API, allowing its brands to integrate data into its search functionalities so customers can filter results by seat, amenities, and speed. Happiness Factors present data including Aircraft, Seat, Layout, Wi-Fi, Entertainment, and Power on the majority of flights globally, with new attributes rolling out like Fresh Food, now available for U.S. flights.
Routehappy's Score & Happiness Factor API is built from two key Routehappy systems, Flightpad and Flightmatch. Routehappy researches and verifies data from hundreds of disparate sources to create Flightpad, the most comprehensive, accurate comparable product attribute dataset for flights worldwide. Flightmatch is a set of powerful and intelligent algorithms that dynamically match and score Happiness Factors, duration, and ratings for billions of possible flight combinations.
"Expedia is focused on creating the best flight product for consumers. Our partnership with Routehappy enables us to do that by presenting valuable information to help travelers make the most informed decision possible," said Greg Schulze, Senior Vice President, Global Tour & Transport at Expedia, Inc. "Routehappy has demonstrated a deep commitment to differentiating the air travel space. This benefits both our customers and our partners as it allows travelers an easier way to find the flight experience that best fits their needs."
Expedia recently began integrating select Routehappy data into Expedia.com flight searches in the U.S. and plans to expand data integration globally. Routehappy's global Scores & Happiness Factors API gives Expedia a new tool to display product information its users are looking for during flight shopping.
"We're establishing Routehappy as the industry's definitive source for differentiation data, content, and tools to create more value in flight shopping," said Robert Albert, CEO at Routehappy. "Airlines are investing huge sums to enhance products and services. Routehappy offers a source for robust and accurate product information so when travelers shop they are exposed to a rich set of options. Routehappy's products are focused on differentiation to benefit airlines, distributors, and flyers alike. We're thrilled to be working with Expedia as they lead the next wave of flight shopping innovation."
For more information on Routehappy, including a demo flight search application, information on products, and recent company news, please visit www.routehappy.com.
Routehappy is the product differentiation platform for air travel, providing Scores and Happiness Factors for every flight worldwide and Routehappy Hub, a product attribute platform that helps airlines organize and deliver rich content about their products wherever flights are displayed to improve flight shopping.
About Expedia, Inc.
Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) is one of the world's largest travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes leading online travel brands, such as:
- Expedia.com®, the world's largest full service online travel agency, with localized sites in 31 countries
- Hotels.com®, the hotel specialist with sites in more than 60 countries
- Hotwire®, a leading discount travel site that offers opaque deals in 12 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia
- Egencia®, the world's fifth largest corporate travel management company
- eLong™, the second largest online travel company in China
- Venere.com™, the online hotel reservation specialist in Europe
- trivago®, a leading online hotel metasearch company with sites in 47 countries
- Expedia Local Expert®, a provider of online and in-market concierge services, activities, experiences and ground transportation in hundreds of destinations worldwide
- Classic Vacations®, a top luxury travel specialist
- Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, one of North America's leading retail cruise vacation experts
- CarRentals.com™, the premier car rental booking company on the web.
The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market consumers through Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world's leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia® Affiliate Network. For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at www.expediainc.com or follow us on Twitter @expediainc.
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