hotel.de expands in Europe
hotel.de expands in Europe
- TAGETING THE UK MARKET FIRST -
Over the past five years, having implemented successfully hotel reservation service hotel.de in all German-speaking countries, the free-of-charge online service - offering 180,000 hotels worldwide - is now pushing ahead with its international programme under the domain name TravelRes.
As a priority, the new UK office has been set up in London / Wimbledon, to be followed by other important countries, including France, Italy and Spain in 2006 and 2007 (under the domains travelres.fr, travelres.it and travelres.es).
Heading up the UK TravelRes operation is Managing Director, Phillip Dostal, supported by Country Manager, Roger Niemeyer. Additionally, the UK sales team comprises Owen Easteal and Jolyon Harris.
Says Philipp: ”As an agent between customers on the demand side and hotels on the supply side, TravelRes provides a comprehensive and technically-innovative internet-based hotel reservation service. TravelRes offers both UK business and private customers the opportunity to book hotels of all categories throughout the world at preferred rates.”
"Special benefits of the service, for the user, range from: access to the company’s own multilingual, free-of-charge, 24-hour, 7 days a week call centre; and on-line: best-price rates; a sophisticated, address-based vicinity search; control for travel managers; and for meeting organisers, a venue finding facility."
"Our first potential clients may be foreign-based subsidiaries or parent enterprises of German companies already having signed a contract with hotel.de. The aim is to establish TravelRes as the leading online hotel reservation service in the foreign markets mentioned and – step by step – in Europe as a whole."
Of course, internationalization means diversity in languages. TravelRes is accessible not only in German and English but also French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Czech and more will follow.
Established in 2001, hotel.de AG, based in Germany, runs a free of charge hotel reservation service for companies and private users on www.hotel.de, TravelRes.com, hotel.at and www.hotel.ch. TravelRes offers 180,000 hotels worldwide to be booked online. Compared to other booking channels, TravelRes’ customers benefit from considerable cost savings. These partially result from the very low hotel rates which TravelRes is able to negotiate with hotels thanks to its high booking volume. Additionally, TravelRes always displays all rates available for every single hotel (e.g. promotional rates, corporate or weekend rates), so that the customer can choose the lowest or best-fitting rate. Another major advantage of 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 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, Ernst & Young, Wal-Mart, Texas Instruments Inc., Munich Re Group and others already use the TravelRes corporate application.
For further information:
Philipp Dostal/Roger Niemeyer
Telephone: + 44 (0) 208 545 2678
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