According to HotelTravel.com Chief Information Officer, Olivier Dombey, the company aggressively stepped up its efforts to sign more direct hotel during the last half of 2011 and that strategy has paid off with a significant spike of direct partner hotels during the first month of 2012.
"We are delighted by the recent jump in HotelTravel.com's direct hotel contracts. A lot of thought and hard work was put into this project and it is really starting to pay dividends.
"More hotels are approaching us as they see the benefits of selling rooms direct to consumers on HotelTravel.com. We are able to offer both our hotel partners and customers personalised service that is not available from mega online travel agents (OTA).
"And hotels know that we are a legitimate and respected OTA that is seriously committed to respecting hotel partner rate parity while delivering consistently lower rates than our competitors. That makes us an attractive choice both to the travel trade industry and to internet consumers alike," Mr Dombey concluded.
These new hotel partners include, but are not limited to, hotels in Madeira Portugal;
hotels in Bangalore India;
and hotels in Istanbul Turkey;
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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. HotelTravel.com is proud to remain privately owned and operated, employing over 300 staff in its offices in Thailand, Malaysia and China.