Phuket, Thailand, November 09, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- HotelTravel.com, a leading global online travel information and hotel reservations website, and Worldhotels have signed a distribution agreement that will add up to 450 independent hotels to HotelTravel.com's growing hotel portfolio via Trust International’s Trust|IDS connect interface.
Worldhotels properties will in turn enjoy the benefits of a well established, performing and reliable online sales channel, and the enlargement of worldwide marketing opportunities to new consumer market segments.
According to HotelTravel.com Chief Information Officer, Olivier Dombey, the agreement would prove beneficial to both companies while once more strengthening HotelTravel.com's commitment to provide a guaranteed rate parity distribution platform, allowing hotels worldwide to retail rates and availability through a hotel friendly online marketing partner.
"HotelTravel.com is thrilled to join forces with Worldhotels, which over the last 40 years has set a definitive benchmark by offering business and leisure travellers alike a hotel selection of unique quality and character. This is a hotel marketing brand we are proud to add to our portfolio of partners.
“Furthermore, Worldhotels properties are participants with Trust International’s TrustCom commission payment system, which uses TACS payment platform, and with which HotelTravel.com is also a participant.
"While delivering Worldhotels properties the accessibility to a global audience of online consumers, we are also excited at the prospect to offer all HotelTravel.com’s clients, the chance to book some of the finest independent luxury hotels in the world. This agreement is another important tool to ensure rate parity for our valued hotel partners on HotelTravel.com,” Mr Dombey added.
"We are pleased to partner with HotelTravel.com,” said Paulo Salvador Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales at Worldhotels. “We are continuously working to increase productivity of our hotels' distribution via direct connections with major online travel agents. HotelTravel.com is one of the partners that help us achieve this goal.”
HotelTravel.com provides the inside track for the best value online hotel deals. Its brand statement - Real People | Real Service | Real Choice - is the keystone of the company's customer centric business culture and its core value. HotelTravel.com has set the global standard for worldwide hotel bookings since 1999, constantly updating its multi-lingual website published in 10 languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Russian and Thai. Its 24-hour service centre is staffed by highly trained professional native speakers in each language, guaranteeing only the very best customer experience with each hotel booking.
Worldhotels is an exclusive collection of the world's most unique independent hotels. Under the banner "Unique Hotels for Unique People," it now has 450 affiliate properties in 250 destinations and 65 countries worldwide. With over 40 years of experience, the company's mission is to offer business and leisure travellers easy access to a wide range of upscale hotels with character and distinction. Each hotel in the Worldhotels portfolio has passed a rigorous selection process and meets the group’s stringent quality standards. Over 1,000 quality criteria are anonymously tested on an annual basis.
Worldhotels' guests benefit from an extensive selection of partnerships, including frequent flyer programmes from 20 of the world's leading international airlines, including Air France/KLM, United Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa. Through an unparalleled range of services covering global marketing, sales, training, and e-commerce as well as state-of-the-art distribution and technology powered by Trust International CRS & Nexus World Services, Worldhotels gives independent hotels the collective strength of a global hotel brand whilst still allowing them to retain their individual character and unique identity.