TravelRes placed third in a new listing of leading hotel booking agents
London, 23.04.2008 – TravelRes, the international brand of hotel.de, one of the leading online hotel reservation services, gained third place amongst all companies offering hotel booking services in the UK as published in "Business Travel World". The listing was of 50 companies, many of whom have been established in the UK for years. TravelRes offers more than 210,000 hotels throughout the world, making the placing truly justified. This success is also reflected in the annual turnover of £143 million achieved.
Country Manager Roger Niemeyer said: "This is a truly remarkable success after just two years in the UK market. It reflects the wide range of hotels on offer and also the ready acceptance of the many programmes specially tailored to the needs of the corporate traveller. With many new programmes coming online soon, our market penetration will increase in the future."
hotel.de with its international brands hotel.info and TravelRes runs a free of charge hotel reservation service for companies and private users on www.hotel.de, www.hotel.info,
www.hotel.ch. The company offers 210,000 hotels worldwide to be booked online. Since January 2007, hotel.de has also been offering conferences. Therefore, the company had taken over the conference data base, the online booking tool and the customer base of intergerma Marketing GmbH & Co. KG. Compared to other booking channels, hotel.de/TravelRes customers benefit from considerable cost savings (for business customers up to 40%). Additionally, all available rates for every single hotel are always displayed (e.g. promotional rates, corporate or weekend rates), so that the customer can choose the lowest or best-fitting rate. Another major advantage of hotel.de/TravelRes is the fact that booking confirmations are sent right into the hotel’s computer - making a reservation fast, safe and reliable. This is enabled by hotel.de/TravelRes’ unique integration of the hotels' central reservation systems (so-called CRS) under one consistent user surface. Well-known companies, such as Procter & Gamble, SAP AG, Texas Instruments Inc. And Ernst & Young AG already use the hotel.de/TravelRes corporate application.
TravelRes is the international brand of hotel.de AG. This brand was established in 2006 for pushing ahead its expansion into the European countries. In this context the company has also reserved all relevant country domains. For supporting customer and hotel acquisition hotel.de has already set up offices in London, Paris and Barcelona, to be followed by other important countries. The strong customer loyalty and the high ratio of business customers facilitate hotel.de´s entry into the new markets as many foreign-based subsidiaries or parent enterprises of German companies contracted by hotel.de already have been using TravelRes since its activation. Therefore this clientele are the first potential customers. The aim is to establish TravelRes as the leading online hotel reservation service for business customers in the foreign markets mentioned and – step by step – in Europe as a whole.
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