Nov. 2010

HotelTravel.com and Trust International Join Forces to Expand Hotel Distribution Reach

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PHUKET, 18 November 2010 – HotelTravel.com, a leading global online travel information and hotel reservations website and Trust International, the world’s leading CRS providers, have entered a cooperative agreement to offer Trust´s international hotel partners access to HotelTravel.com’s growing connectivity network.   HotelTravel.com will connect to Trust International via its Trust|IDS connect interface as part of HotelTravel.com’s fast expanding distribution strategy. Furthermore, partner hotels will also be able to take advantage of TrustCom, Trust International‘s commission payment services.   “HotelTravel.com is delighted to add Trust International as a key connectivity partner to help us expand our reach into new customer segments and markets,” said HotelTravel.com Chief Information Officer Olivier Dombey.  “More importantly, it gives our valued hotel partners new tools to maintain and manage rate parity on HotelTravel.com.”   “We are very optimistic about 2011 and truly believe it will be a year of great growth for HotelTravel.com, both in terms of new product features and increased user traffic to our site. All of which are sure to benefit our hotel partners as HotelTravel.com continues to expand our distribution options,” Mr. Dombey added.   Richard Wiegmann, Managing Director, Trust International, stated, “The online hotel market is a key growth area for our international hotel partners. The Trust| IDS direct connect strategy allows the hotels to be directly connected to the most important online channels worldwide. The interface between HotelTravel.com and the yourVoyager CRS allows our partner hotels to efficiently and seamlessly provide the most-up-to-date information and rates for guests throughout their entire booking and travel experience. Our expertise is in providing advanced customer-focused products, services and support for innovative, fast growing companies like HotelTravel.com that share our passion for best practices and a commitment to customer service excellence.”

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