Wayport Inc. and Yahoo! have partnered to launch a Wi-Fi portal for the hospitality industry, with localized services provided by Yahoo!. Hotel customers using Wayport’s Wi-Fi and wired service will start their web experience at a local portal highlighing Yahoo offerings.
Under the terms of the multiyear partnership:
- Yahoo! will be the exclusive portal provider for Wayport’s U.S. network.
- As part of Yahoo!’s first nationwide Wi-Fi partnership, Wayport will have revenue opportunities from Yahoo!’s sponsored search, display advertising, and shopping services, and Wayport will share this revenue with hotels.
- Wayport’s experience and ability to pinpoint a hotel customer’s connection location enables Wayport to send geographical location information directly to Yahoo!, enabling them to provide a localized experience like no other in the industry for the guest.
“Yahoo! is dedicated to working with Wayport, a leader in Wi-Fi hot spots in North America, to help enhance their business services while customizing the way business travelers connect with their communities,” said Dean Stackel, vice president, business development, at Yahoo!. “Working with Wayport to deliver this unique Wi-Fi portal for the hospitality industry shows our commitment to providing valuable sources of traffic for our advertisers.”