hotel.de AG operates a worldwide hotel reservation service through www.hotel.de, www.hotel.info, www.hotels.cz and also other connected internet domains. hotel.info GmbH, hotel.info reservas hoteleras S.L., hotel.info hotel booking Ltd., hotel.info Italia S.r.l., hotel.info France S.A.R.L. and hotel.info PTE. Ltd. are subsidiaries of hotel.de AG.
hotel.de offers business and private customers the possibility to book hotels of all categories throughout the world at preferred rates. The service which is easy to use is available free of charge, specifically, at www.hotel.de / wwww.hotel.info or via the company’s own multilingual 24-hour service centre. Booking customers profit from considerable cost savings. These primarily result from the preferential room rates granted to hotel.de because of the large booking volume produced. Customers also benefit from a best-price guarantee on room rates, whilst business travellers can enjoy the special rates available to corporate customers. Additionally, hotel.de always displays all available rates at every hotel, so that the customer can choose the lowest or most appropriate rate (Best Buy). The booking can subsequently be made easily either online or by telephone. A comprehensive range of services for both the booking customers and hotels underlines the excellent service and quality standards of hotel.de.
On the supplier side, hotel.de offers its member hotels an additional distribution channel with a wide reach and a particularly effective target group approach. In addition to hotel.de’s myRES reservation system, the integration of external central reservation systems (CRS) of the member hotels on the hotel.de reservation platform allows the hotels to automatically update their available rooms at hotel.de. This obviates the need for complex manual updating, which usually accounts for a major share of a hotel’s distribution expenses. Compared to a hotel’s own distribution efforts, other online travel service providers and travel agents, hotel.de often offers not only a wider reach but frequently also a more cost-efficient distribution channel.
Since January 2007, hotel.de has also been placing conferences. The company took over the conference data base, the online booking tool and the customer base of intergerma Marketing GmbH & Co. KG, Hamm, who were operating in the conference business up to that point. Thereby, hotel.de is the leading online service for the reservation of conference hotels. The company not only offers individual overnight stays, but also conference packages, comprising of catering and technical equipment as well as the corresponding facilities. The average value of conference bookings is 15 times as high as is with individual hotel reservations.
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|Information on trading data|
|Total number of shares||3,750,000|
|Capital stock|| EUR 3,750,000|
|Data for free float||16.19%|
|Shareholder Structure||83.81% HRS Hotel Reservation Service Robert Ragge GmbH|
|Specialist||EQUINET BANK AG|
|Applicant||VEM Aktienbank AG|
|DBLP (German stock exchange Listing Partner)||VEM Aktienbank AG|
|Designated Sponsor||VEM Aktienbank AG|
|End of business year||31/12/13|
|Names of the members of the management board and function||Dr. Heinz Raufer (CEO, Chairman of the Board)|
Ralf Ahamer (CMO)
Ralf Priemer (CSO)
|Names of the members of the supervisory board||Tobias Ragge (Chairman)|
Dr. Maximilian Dorndorf
Dr. Johannes Fuhr
|Brief description of the business|
|Description of operating business||hotel.de AG with its international brand hotel.info operates a global hotel reservation service for companies and private customers at its www.hotel.de and www.hotel.info addresses. hotel.de and hotel.info offer business and leisure customers the opportunity to book hotels globally with the best rates available for that day. Customers can book easily from a large selection of different hotel types and there are no booking fees.|
|Business units||Hotel accomodation, meetings|
|Products||Hotel booking platform with the addresses www.hotel.de and www.hotel.info. Meeting tool as well as mobile website and Apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and iPad||