hotel.de announces official hotel reservation partnership with ITB Business Travel Days 2005
Nürnberg, 27. January, 2005 - hotel.de - one of Germany's leading online hotel reservation service is partnering with the ITB Show in Berlin and announces its official hotel reservation partnership for the ITB Business Travel Days 2005.
With view to saving travel expenses German corporations currently rethink their way how business travel booking is being done. As a consequence an increasing number of corporate travel services such as e.g. low-cost airlines or online hotel reservation services is being integrated directly into companies' intranets. Market researchers expect business travel booked on the internet to almost double in 2005 resulting in approx. 10% online share of the overall corporate market.
The ITB Berlin as the world's biggest tourism show stays abreast of changes and puts in to effect the ITB Business Travel Days in 2005 for the first time. Incorporated into the main show the Business Travel Lounge - taking place from March 13th to 15th - will provide the business travel decision maker with a new and global communication platform covering all corporate travel issues and allowing him or her to exchange experiences and knowledge with specialized service providers, colleagues and industry experts.
In order for exhibitors and visitors to conveniently book a suitable hotel room at guaranteed lowest rates, the booking module of hotel.de has been integrated into ITB?s homepage under www.business-travel.itb-berlin.de. hotel.de's offers are up-dated daily and provide a maximum price transparency so that the booking customer saves time and money and can be sure to always to book at the lowest rate available.
Timo Vavrinec, marketing manager of hotel.de AG, rejoices over hotel.de's co-operation with the Berlin Tourism Fair. "This partnership as well as our engagement at the show itself clearly indicates our focus on hotel reservations by business travellers."
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.