Yapta Partners with Skyscanner and Traxo to Enhance its Airfare Price Tracking Service for Leisure Travelers

the leading provider of airfare and hotel price tracking services, today
announced a new release of its airfare price tracking service for
leisure travelers, bringing enhanced performance and functionality to
the user experience. As part of this new release, Yapta announced Skyscanner
as its new flight search integration partner, and Traxo
as its partner for travel itinerary parsing.

Yapta has enhanced its flight search capabilities by utilizing
Skyscanner’s API to bring leisure travelers access to commercial flights
from hundreds of airlines. Travelers can now search and identify the
specific flights that they want to have price-tracked, and then have
Yapta alert them when the price drops, or when it hits the price they
want to pay for the ticket.

Yapta has also utilized Traxo’s
CAPTURE service to automatically consolidate and structure trip
information using travel itinerary emails from hundreds of travel
suppliers globally. Travelers that have already booked a flight can
simply forward their itinerary confirmation email to trips@yapta.com
to automatically initiate the price tracking service.

“We’ve significantly increased the capabilities of the service by
incorporating some of the best consumer technologies in the travel
ecosystem,” said Jonathan Wang, General Manager of Yapta’s Consumer
Division. “The user experience of the service has also greatly improved,
especially the ease of tracking and the timely delivery of highly
actionable alerts.”

Yapta, which pioneered airfare price tracking in 2007, has helped
consumer travelers save more than $350 million on airfare to date. The
free service allows travelers to track the price of their booked flights
and receive alerts when the price drops, so they can re-book their seat
and save. Yapta also enables travelers to simply observe pricing trends
on specific flights before making a booking.

“Yapta’s original price tracking service proved to be a very effective
tool for consumer travelers to navigate airlines’ incredibly dynamic
pricing approach, helping them save millions on airfare,” said James
Filsinger, President and CEO of Yapta. “With the enhancements we’ve
made, leisure travelers have renewed confidence that they’re getting the
best possible price on airfare.”

To begin tracking airfare prices using Yapta’s new and improved service,
visit my.yapta.com
to first create an account (or login to an existing account). Once an
account has been established, members can begin tracking flights.
Yapta’s system accounts for any airline rebooking fee before issuing a
price drop alert, so all price notifications represent a net savings to
the traveler.

About YaptaYapta’s mission is simple: To give our customers
confidence in travel. To that end, we are the world’s leading company
for airfare and hotel rate price assurance, analytics, and cost savings.
We dynamically monitor billions of prices every month, and transform
that data into highly meaningful savings, insights, and reports. Since
2007, we’ve brought technology leadership to the travel landscape and
our 7,000+ corporate customers. Recently named to Deloitte’s Fast500 for
North America for 2017, Yapta pioneered the category of travel price
assurance. We’re driven to help build confidence in our customers’
travel programs. www.yapta.com

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