Saturday, 13 May 2017

easyJet Launches Tours

easyJet has launched a new partnership offering customers tours and excursions alongside its low air fares.

In partnership with Get Your Guide, easyJet will offer customers more than 16,000 activities across Europe including destination tours and excursions via a dedicated site.

Activities will also be featured within the easyJet app and through the partnership easyJet has negotiated exclusive offers for its customers.

All tastes are catered for from fast track entry to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, an ancient Rome walking tour to tickets to Harry Potter world at the Warner Bros studios near London all covered by a best price guarantee.

There have now been more than 20 million downloads of the easyJet app and for its users the tours will be completely integrated - allowing customers to browse the best options after booking a flight.

For ultimate ease, most of the tickets are paperless, so customers simply scan a QR code at the tour or activity to gain entry.

Push notifications will also act as a reminder of the booking.

Andrew Middleton, head of ancillary revenue for easyJet, commented: “We are excited to bring together easyJet’s low fares and award-winning digital platforms with GetYourGuide’s comprehensive range of activities to help our customers get the most out of exploring Europe.”

easyJet tours and activities is available to book now, on the app, after flight confirmation, or via the dedicated site - at any time.

Tao Tao, chief operating officer, GetYourGuide, added: “Travel tours and activities are one of the main reasons people book flights, which is why it makes so much sense for GetYourGuide and easyJet to become travel partners.

“By joining forces, we now provide easyJet travellers with an easy way to book amazing experiences both before they go or when they are in destination.

“GetYourGuide looks forward to innovate with easyJet to provide their customers’ with the best travel experiences.”

The Norwegian Group board of directors has approved the launch of Norwegian Air Argentina’s plans of operation.

The commencement of routes is dependent on government approvals.

Ole Christian Melhus, chief executive, Norwegian Air Argentina said: “Argentina is an interesting market with great potential that fits Norwegian’s global strategy very well, combining affordable domestic and international flights.

“I am looking forward to continue working on realizing our plans of establishing new bases, hiring many new colleagues in Argentina and not least offering low fares to the people.

“We have been very well received by Argentinian authorities and look forward to a fruitful relationship going forward.”

The Norwegian Group established an Argentinian subsidiary in January 2017 and has applied for an Argentinian Air Operator’s Certificate, which is currently pending approval before the Argentinian government.

In the application, Norwegian outlines plans for a considerable operation, including domestic and international flights.

Following the board’s approval, Norwegian will immediately begin to hire administrative staff in Argentina. Recruitment of crew will commence in late summer.

Pending government approval, the first new routes will be announced and available for sale by year-end 2017.
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