hotel.de - The Online Hotel Reservation System With The Highest Reach In Germany
Nürnberg, Oct. 27, 2004 - hotel.de, the free-of-charge online hotel reservation service, has gained highest popularity among hotel bookers particularly within the German-speaking markets. According to a ranking released in the October edition of "Mobility & Business", one of Germany's leading travel management magazines, hotel.de is ranked among the Top20 travel-related online sites as the only specialized hotel reservation service.
Dr. Heinz Raufer, CEO of hotel.de AG, is pleased with this achievement: "This No.1-ranking amongst the pure hotel reservation services is the result of hard work." During the past few months next to numerous private customers hotel.de managed to conclude contracts with many corporate accounts such as Wella AG, ThyssenKrupp AG, degussa AG, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, D.A.S.-Versicherung, Südzucker AG Deutsche Börse or Novartis. Currently around 1000 new booking customers register daily with hotel.de.
One of the major unique selling propositions of hotel.de, which particularly prompts corporate customers to favour this hotel reservation service, is hotel.de's best price mechanism: In addition to specific corporate rates the business booker is simultaneously being offered all public hotel.de rates in order for him to be able to select the lowest lodging price also in those quite common cases where a public promotional rate is cheaper than a negotiated corporate rate.
The Top 20 travel-related sites listed in the travel management magazine "Mobility & Business" are: bahn.de, map24.com, map24.de, falk.de, opodo.de, expedia.de, germanwings.de, travelchannel.de, ltur.de, viamichelin.com, mapandroute, airberlin.com, lufthansa.com, vidado.com, lastminute.com, ryanair.com, stadtplandienst.de, hotel.de, reiseplanung.de, tui.de.
hotel.de is a leading online hotel reservation service. Via hotel.de its customers can book about 150,000 hotels and hotel packages worldwide at discount room rates. Hotels benefit from hotel.de as an additional high coverage sales channel distributing their offers and specials to the right target groups.
hotel.de is the only hotel reservation service to unite all major central hotel booking engines (such as Pegasus, WorldRes, Trust, HRN) as well as its own reservation system ARS (Advanced Reservation System) under one user interface. The specific advantage is that all room contingents and rates of these systems will be checked for real-time availability and accuracy. The best rate of an individual hotel will be displayed for all customers to book the lowest rate available in nearly all locations and at any time. The numerous hotel package offers designed especially for hotel.de customers are also unique in character.
hotel.de is operated by the German company hotel.de AG and has offices in both Hamm and Nuremberg. Between April 1998 and October 2001, hotel.de was a joint venture between Atrada Trading Network AG and the hotel marketing company Intergerma GmbH & Co. Since becoming an independent company in 2001, hotel.de has been successfully extending its online content and is today a leading hotel reservation service.