New Partnership in the Business Travel Segment: hotel.info to integrate with Concur
London, 18 May 2010 - hotel.info, the leading online hotel reservation service with more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, has a new agreement with Concur, the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, to integrate its hotel content into Concur® Travel & Expense and Concur® Cliqbook Travel.
Under this new partnership, companies already using Concur’s corporate travel management solution can now also benefit from the rich inventory of hotel.info properties directly in the booking tool. Thanks to the daily updates of the available hotel offers, travellers seeking a room can always be sure that they will find the best, daily updated rates. The added option of being able to store negotiated rates and travel policies ensures that Concur and hotel.info show the best rates.
"Thanks to the new agreement with Concur, we have successfully expanded our network of partnerships in the web based area of business travel management systems. Even more corporate customers will now benefit from our hotel offerings which is integrated. This means that we are well equipped to progress our international roll-out", said Warini Munshi, Managing Director of hotel.info.
Barry Padgett, senior vice president and general manager of EMEA at Concur emphasised the expansion of the service offer brought by this new partnership. "Our customers will now benefit from a much larger hotel inventory. Because hotel.info has joined Concur® Connect, the global program that provides clients with access to content otherwise unavailable through traditional travel programs, it is now possible to book a portfolio of smaller hotels and hotel chains using our corporate travel booking system. We can now offer a higher variety of rates with increased transparency and more efficiency helping customers save money."
www.hotel.info is a free online hotel reservation service for corporate and private customers. The service offers more than 210,000 hotels for electronic bookings around the world. Customers booking via hotel.info achieve significantly better prices in comparison with other booking channels. In addition, hotel.info shows all available room prices for each hotel, so that the customer can always select the cheapest or most suitable room price. All bookings via hotel.info are transferred simultaneously, securely and directly to the respective hotel’s computer. This guarantees the unique integration of each hotel’s own reservation systems (CRS or PMS) and hotel.info’s own reservation system myRES into the hotel.info unified user interface. At hotel.info, customers seeking hotel rooms can base their decisions to book a room not only on the core information such as room price and hotel facilities, but also on the hotel reviews and ratings submitted by around 1 million hotel guests from around the world. Compared with existing rating portals, hotel.info customers can rely on 100% genuine hotel ratings, since only customers who have booked and recently stayed in each hotel are asked for their opinion. Once a customer has selected an offer, the hotel is presented for direct online booking at attractive conditions, in line with the hotel.info "Check & Book" claim. hotel.info is the international brand of hotel.de AG. This brand was created to further drive expansion within Europe. The aim is to establish hotel.info throughout Europe as the leading reservation service for corporate and private customers. Today hotel.infooperates offices in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and China.
Ms. Warini Munshi
hotel.info hotel booking Ltd.
2-8 Victoria Avenue
London, EC2M 4NS
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