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hotelguide.com Consolidates Online Hotel Content: New Rate Comparison Model Brings End-Users and Hotels Closer
SURSEE/LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND (ots) - hotelguide.com, leading international online hotel information and booking platform announces its new consolidation-model providing customers with a one-stop shop for accommodation search and booking services.
hotelguide.com has partnered with multiple booking service providers (GDS, Hotels.com, Worldres.com, with others to follow) to augment their already impressive hotel content and booking service. The new application based on custom-made XML interface technology is able to search, compare and retrieve in seconds the best hotel deals available on the web. By performing a web-wide search, incorporating real-time room availability checks and best price listing, the application automatically compiles and presents hotel offers according to the user's search criteria. Once users accept a deal they can make real-time online reservations with immediate confirmation via the respective booking service provider.
"The consolidation of hotel content is an important development for our business," says Daniel Vogel, VP Business Development at hotelguide.com. "For users it can be tedious to browse through multiple websites to finally identify the best deal. We have developed an application to do this research within seconds, substantially increasing the convenience level towards users. We are very excited about positioning the company to be a single point of reference particularly as users become increasingly sophisticated and discerning in their online travel decisions."
The advantage to participating booking service providers is wider distribution and therefore additional revenue on booking commissions. "For hotels who advertise through hotelguide.com, 1st page position on the destination result page is guaranteed plus non-commissionable booking channels," says Mr. Vogel. "Our existing system of offering full transparency of booking channels won't change -- the end-user will continue to choose between booking directly with the hotel (through web/email links, phone or fax) or via our real-time booking system. We know non-commissionable booking is valued by our hotels, it's something that has given hotelguide.com a real edge in a competitive marketplace."
hotelguide.com is a leading international online hotel information and booking provider featuring 90'000 hotels in 200 countries worldwide. The service is available in 8 languages via the web, mobile Internet, CD-ROM and print directory formats all distributed widely. The website offers secure online reservations, detailed hotel information, geo-mapping, currency converter, and more.
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