Published on December 6th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
CarTrawler Signs Up with United
Dublin based CarTrawler has signed a partnership agreement with United Airlines. This partnership will enable United’s frequent flyers on the MileagePlus membership to earn miles on car rentals or redeem miles they have already accumulated while helping United to maximize ancillary revenue by delivering flexible, data-driven car rental options to millions of its passengers. As part of the multi-year partnership, United has integrated CarTrawler’s award-winning technology across united.com and the United Airlines app, making it even easier to book cars through United’s car rental partner, Avis Budget Group. This partnership demonstrates the ability to help airlines expand their loyalty capabilities and drive new streams of ancillary revenue. CarTrawler’s end-to-end technology platform expands their airline and travel partners’ offering to their customers, creating substantial ancillary revenue opportunities.
For CarTrawler, this partnership is the latest in a long line of partnerships with North American travel brands including Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Hopper, Hotels.com, American Express, WestJet and Uber. CarTrawler has also recently signed an exclusive car rental partnership with the German airline, Eurowings. Eurowings is part of the Lufthansa Group and joins Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Edelweiss as CarTrawler partners.
Commenting on the new deal, Managing Director of Product and Partnerships at United, Shane Smith said, “United has always embraced innovation and close collaboration with strategic partners where the intended objective is to deliver a differentiated and elevated travel experience for our passengers. CarTrawler is setting a new standard in B2B travel platforms. We’re looking forward to harnessing those enhanced digital capabilities across our MileagePlus program and we believe this partnership will not only strengthen the value proposition for our existing loyalty members, but it will also serve as another compelling reason for why all airline travellers should join MileagePlus.”