ATPCO working with Expedia, puts the exact costs of baggage right at the consumer’s fingertips
Dulles, VA (PRWEB) October 27, 2015
ATPCO, the world leader in the collection and distribution of airline fare and fare-related data, and Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), one of the world’s leading travel companies, have inked an agreement that ATPCO’s Baggage Calculator will provide relevant Expedia, Inc. brands’ travel shoppers with access to airlines’ baggage fees and charges. Now air travel shoppers will have easier access to baggage policies, the number one ancillary service for airlines.
“ATPCO working with Expedia, puts the exact costs of baggage right at the consumer’s fingertips,” said Rolf Purzer, ATPCO Chief Marketing Officer. “ATPCO’ s Baggage Calculator provides the most up-to-date and accurate information on baggage policies so passengers know exactly what bags are allowed on a particular journey, even on complex itineraries involving more than one air carrier.”
With an extensive brand portfolio, Expedia, Inc. will provide this information directly to travelers during the flight shopping and booking process.
“Our hope is to enhance the customer experience by providing easier access to baggage fees and policies,” said Greg Schulze, senior vice president of global tour and transport for Expedia, Inc. “We think travelers will appreciate having this data more easily available, and ATPCO has built a robust source of baggage data. Working together with ATPCO and the airlines, we are confident we can provide a transparent, more positive air booking path for travelers.”
ATPCO is the worldwide leader in the collection and distribution of airline fare-related data for more than 450 airlines, providing a single source it to all global distribution systems (GDS), online travel agents, and other air pricing systems. Building on 50 years of experience and our core competencies of high transaction capabilities, data distribution, and neutrality, ATPCO delivers solutions to the airline industry at lower costs, with greater efficiency and better accuracy.