Kiwi.com and eSky confirm success for first major partner for Tequila platform
Prague, 16 July 2019 — Kiwi.com, a global travel technology pioneer providing solutions to the travel industry, has been working with an early adopter of its new platform that gives travel agencies full access to all of Kiwi.com’s products, allowing them to be repackaged as white label offerings with great results.
eSky, a leading online travel agent in Europe and South America, has joined Kiwi.com’s Tequila platform, which was launched last year with the aim of enabling those who sign up to the system access to all routes and deals generated by Kiwi.com’s proprietary Virtual Interlining. This process allows customers to automatically combine flights from more than 650 airlines, many of them budget carriers that do not normally collaborate with each other, into a single itinerary.
These Kiwi.com travel products are being sold under eSky’s branding, providing the Polish-based online travel agency with top-level 24/7 support to its customers. eSky gains access to one of the leading databases of low-cost carriers as well the capabilities that Virtual Interlining offers, coupled with highly competitive pricing, Kiwi.com in-turn sees increased booking volumes throughout all the channels.
“We are delighted that eSky has decided to expand its year-long cooperation with us to become our first major partner using the Tequila platform. Developed by our engineers, Tequila allows online travel agencies like eSky to leverage Kiwi.com’s technology to sell a broader range of travel offerings and enter into new verticals without the time and expense of having to build their own systems.” said David Petrovic, Head Of Distribution Partnerships of Kiwi.com. “Kiwi.com will arrange revenue-sharing models with such partners as it looks to grow its revenue streams.”
“We are working on scaling the partnership and planning to add Virtual Interlined capabilities as the final stage of the planned rollout and are delighted with the results to date. We are seeing several thousand transactions being carried out as part of this full B2B partnership. At eSky, we are still providing the first level of support so that we stay close to our own customers. We are pleased with the way the partnership is working and that both companies are gaining from increased volumes” said Jakub Bajorski, Product Implementation Director at eSky.
Kiwi.com was founded by Oliver Dlouhý in 2012. Powered by its proprietary algorithm that allows users to combine over 700 carriers (Virtual Interlining), including many that do not normally cooperate, and its industry-leading Kiwi.com Guarantee, it is now the fastest growing technology company in Central Europe based on its 7,165% rise in annual revenue between 2013 and 2016. It entered the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA list in 7th place, becoming the highest ever ranked Czech company. Kiwi.com today handles 50 million-plus daily search queries and offers 225,000-plus price updates per minute, allowing users to obtain the best deals via notifications and Price Alerts.
Information about the eSky Group
The eSky Group is a tourist agent based on advanced online technology (OTA). The Group is a leader in Europe and a leading player in the markets of South America. The eSky Travel Search eSky search engine allows travelers to buy tickets of 950 airlines — both regular, low-cost and charter ones, to book accommodation in over 1.3 million hotels and apartments around the world, to rent a car and to buy travel insurance. eSky has been successfully realizing dynamic international expansion for several years. The first foreign websites were created in Bulgaria and Romania, and others — as the eDestinos brand on the South American markets. Currently, eSky offers its services on almost 50 global markets and plans further development. The Group is constantly developing its own technology that enables foreign expansion and flexibility in the implementation of new products. eSky consistently invests in mobile solutions. The mobile application has beed downloaded by over 3.1 million users and has won a number of prestigious awards, among others: Mobile Trends Awards M-commerce 2017, Dobry Wzór 2017. The eSky Group has won a number of awards, such as Gazela Biznesu 2018 and also appeared on the “Ones to Watch” as one of the best business projects in Europe in the Travel / Leisure category in the European Business Awards competition.