TravelRes co-operates with ViaMichelin
Nuremberg, January-14-2008 – TravelRes, the free of charge online hotel reservation service and international brand of Germany-based hotel.de, and ViaMichelin – one of the leading online route-planning and map services in Europe – have agreed on a comprehensive partnership.
The existing hotel range of ViaMichelin at www.viamichelin.com has been extended by approximately 8,000 hotels from the TravelRes portfolio and equipped with the corresponding booking links to the TravelRes platform. This extension primarily involves frequently booked hotels in the German-speaking countries as well as hotels in European metropolitan areas that had not been available at ViaMichelin before.
ViaMichelin users now also have access to the low-cost TravelRes rates thus saving 30% on their hotel expenses. The customer can view all available rates of a specific hotel (such as e.g. early bird and promotional rates) putting him or her into the position of selecting the desired room rate in accordance with TravelRes’ best price mechanism. Bookings via TravelRes are transmitted simultaneously, safely and directly into the hotel’s computer.
„We are pleased to announce TravelRes as another strong partner of Via Michelin. By integrating TravelRes’ hotels into our database we have significantly enriched our hotel portfolio, especially in Germany as one of our most important travel markets”, says Guislain d’Hauteville, Website Sales Manager at ViaMichelin.
„With this co-operation TravelRes taps another target group that accounts for a considerable booking potential, in the major European countries in particular. We expect to boost bookings especially from France into the German-speaking markets”, explains Timo Vavrinec, Manager co-operations at TravelRes.
ViaMichelin users can find the hotels of the online hotel reservation service by entering their destination and travel dates within ViaMichelin’s “Hotel”-category.
hotel.de AG, based in Hamm and Nuremberg (Germany), London (UK), Paris (France) and Barcelona (Spain), operates a free hotel reservation services for companies and private users on
www.hotel.ch. hotel.de AG offers around 210,000 worldwide to be booked online. In 2007, hotel.de has enlarged its business model - focussing on the placing of hotel stays - by the fast-growing segment of procuring conference hotels for corporate clients. Compared to other booking channels, hotel.de/TravelRes customers benefit from considerable cost savings. Additionally, hotel.de/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 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 Wella AG (subsidiary of Procter & Gamble), SAP AG, ThyssenKrupp AG, degussa AG, Logica CMG GmbH, Ernst & Young AG, Wal-Mart, Texas Instruments Inc., Deutsche Börse Group, Munich Re Group and others already use the hotel.de/TravelRes corporate application.