Lufthansa City Center International has announced that they have partnered up with the world's largest ferry ticket booking site, Direct Ferries, to enable their international LCC travel agencies (outside Germany) to book ferry tickets. This partnership will give LCC travel agencies access to the entire Direct Ferries ferry inventory, allowing them to compare and book ferry tickets from over 230 ferry companies via one platform.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are now interested in travelling by ferry as a mode of transportation. Integrating Direct Ferries into our international supplier portfolio is an important add-on for our customers. Our international LCC members can now book ferry tickets covering over 4,000 routes globally via this new cooperation”, states Martina Groenegres, Managing Director Lufthansa City Center International GmbH.
Ido Schiferli, Head of Partnerships at Direct Ferries, commented, “Direct Ferries' easy-to-use travel agent booking portal will help LCC travel agencies to find the best ferry crossing for their customers at the best price. Whether it's a ferry crossing in the Mediterranean, the Channel, Scandinavia, or in Asia, having one place to book all ferry tickets is a fantastic advantage for any travel agency.”
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About Direct Ferries
Established in 1999, Direct Ferries is the world’s largest ferry ticket comparison and booking site. With access to live ferry timetables throughout the Mediterranean, Irish Sea, English Channel, Scandinavia, Asia, and Australasia, travelers can compare prices and sailing times on more than 4,000 ferry crossings from more than 700 ports around the globe and book ferry tickets sold by over 230 ferry companies worldwide. Globally over 4,500 travel agencies and sites already have partnered up with Direct Ferries and use their booking technology, such as a travel agent booking portal, booking widget and API. For more information about Direct Ferries please visit: www.directferries.com
About Lufthansa City Center:
Lufthansa City Center (LCC) is the world's largest independent franchise company in the travel agency market with 500 offices in 85 countries and a total turnover of 5,43 billion Euros (business year 2019). LCC is active in the leisure (tourism) and corporate (business travel) sectors. The chain of owner-managed medium-sized travel agencies includes 270 offices with around 2,000 employees in Germany. Outside of its home market Germany, the travel agency network employs around 2,300 people in 230 offices. Responsible for all world-wide agencies is Lufthansa City Center International GmbH, the international franchisor located in Frankfurt/Germany. Lufthansa City Center offer a global programme with local relevance to nurture the cultural differences and dynamics required in each market. A global presence with local capabilities ensures the best opportunity for delivering exceptional customer service. Further information is available at www.lufthansa-city-center.com/en