Over 340,000 hotels now available on Travelport Rooms and More™; Hotelzon and Tourico Holidays now signed up to supply content
Langley, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has revealed that the number of hotel properties available in its Travelport Rooms and More hotel booking engine has more than tripled since launching the tool last summer. With new content recently added from leading hotel aggregators Hotelzon and Tourico Holidays, over 700,000 supplier offers are now available on more than 340,000 unique hotel properties.
Travelport Rooms and More, which was launched just over a year ago, formed part of Travelport’s heightened investment and focus in the fast growing hospitality sector. The booking engine combines meta search functionality from Sprice.com – which was acquired by Travelport in May 2010 – with Travelport’s core B2B expertise, to deliver a completely integrated hotel booking platform. It is now available in over 70 countries and six languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish).
Niklas Andreen, GVP Hospitality and Partner Marketing, Travelport, said:
“The case for developing Travelport Rooms and More was a strong one as it complements our GDS hotel offering and benefits everyone in the supply chain. Importantly, it negates the need for leisure travel agents to search for hotel offers on multiple websites, instead allowing them to access and book commissionable accommodation offers through one quick and easy process. With agents in over 70 countries now using it, we are also offering leisure hotel suppliers an additional platform through which to market their content.”
Hotelzon and Tourico Holidays join 14 other leading hotel content suppliers on the portal, including Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com and LateRooms. The tool also contains Travelport’s extensive GDS hotel content (available to Travelport GDS subscribers only).
Hotelzon, an online B2B hotel booking technology provider, adds more than 100,000 additional hotel property offers. With 37,000 exclusive hotels that cannot be found via other distribution channels, Hotelzon offers a comprehensive European inventory that continues to grow organically.
Tourico Holidays, a Travel Holdings, Inc. company, is a leading global travel brokerage company headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The company’s core asset is its worldwide hotel network exceeding 37,000 individual properties across 4,500 destinations.
Jani Kaskinen, CEO of Hotelzon says of the agreement:
“We are delighted to be expanding our existing relationship with Travelport by joining Rooms and More and reaching out to a wider corporate and leisure audience, making our competitive rates and exclusive properties available to more travel agents across the globe.”
Jason Soss, President – Global Business Development of Tourico Holidays says:
“Rooms and More makes hotel bookings much easier for travel agents, eliminating the need for them to visit multiple booking sites, so this partnership is beneficial for all parties. We look forward to adding our extensive portfolio to the booking tool and helping Travelport to provide an even better service for its customers.”
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