April 15, 2016

Skyscanner and Microsoft extend partnership with launch of car rental search

Global travel search engine Skyscanner has started powering Microsoft Travel’s newly launched car rental search across 49 markets.

The launch of MSN’s car rental tool represents a further extension of the partnership between Skyscanner and Microsoft. Last year the metasearch site began powering flight search for MSN Travel across all 31 global markets, adding a further 18 this year.

Microsoft’s car rental data is powered by Skyscanner for Business, Skyscanner’s independent B2B unit, which launched a car rental White Label earlier this year. Skyscanner now powers car rental search for a growing number of businesses across the travel industry, including Brazilian metasearch site Mundi.

The White Label offers users a number of unique features including visibility on free cancellations, mileage limits, as well as comparison on thousands of models of car including hybrid and electric vehicles.

“We are delighted to have extended our partnership with Microsoft to power their new car rental product. Skyscanner’s car rental data is among the strongest and most comprehensive in the industry, including 30,000 pick-up locations across 190 countries worldwide. We are proud to be working with MSN to offer their users access to our world-class search technology” said Hugh Aitken, commercial director at Skyscanner.

Skyscanner now powers over 700 businesses with its range of travel data products.

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