WHY IT RATES: With the partnership, those flying Air France or Joon can now booking hotels and accommodations before and after booking their flights with a special integration on the Air France website.—Jessica Zickefoose, TravelPulse Associate Editor
The Air France group and leading digital travel platform Booking.com have signed a new partnership agreement to offer customers a more comprehensive, simplified and digital travel experience upon booking.
In this way, customers can now book hotels and accommodations online more easily with Booking.com via a special integration on the Air France website before and after booking their flight operated by either Air France or Joon.
Moreover, Flying Blue members and customers earn Miles for each euro spent* on accommodation booked on Booking.com via the Air France integration.
Booking.com’s accommodation portfolio offers Air France group customers access to over 28.9 million total reported listings, including everything from homes, apartments and villas to world-class hotels and resorts, for both their leisure and business trips. Customers have access to real-time pricing and availability and benefit from a more streamlined reservation experience for their entire trip.
“I am proud to today be announcing our new partnership with Booking, a major player in the travel industry. With Booking, we are offering all our customers a seamless and integrated travel experience,” said Patrick Alexandre, EVP Commercial Sales and Alliances, Air France-KLM.
Vanessa Heydorff, Regional Director at Booking.com added: “With a mission to empower people to experience the world, this partnership with France’s flagship carrier, Air France and Joon, enables us to connect even more travelers with their ideal stay in the most seamless way possible, whether it’s a chic apartment in New York or a relaxing resort in the Seychelles.”
She added, “No matter their destination, budget or travel purpose, with the unparalleled diversity of unique accommodation options on Booking.com around the world, there is truly something for everyone.”
This new offer is in addition to that offered by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, HOP! and Transavia, who are also partners of Booking.com.
SOURCE: Air France press release
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