Aug. 2011

HotelTravel.com Signs Direct Hotel Contract with Augustus Collection

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PHUKET, 11 August, 2011 - HotelTravel.com, a leading global online travel information and hotel reservations website, today announced a partnership with The Augustus Collection.   The two companies have signed a direct hotel contract that will add over 300 hotels to HotelTravel.com's growing inventory of properties worldwide.   With offices in France and the UK, Augustus Collection has hotels, resorts, and spas in major cities across Algeria, Croatia, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the US.   According to HotelTravel.com Chief Information Officer, Olivier Dombey, the agreement will broaden the commercial reach of both companies while strengthening HotelTravel.com's commitment to guaranteed hotel rate parity. It also allows Augustus Collection hotels to update rates on a real time basis.    "HotelTravel.com is delighted to partner Augustus Collection, which in a very short time has successfully built an impressive portfolio of over 300 unique hotels in 12 countries around the world. It is a very dynamic company and we are very proud to add them as a partner, and in turn continues to expand hotel options available to HotelTravel.com customers,” Mr Dombey added.   Augustus Collection member hotels will benefit from working with a well established online sales platform like HotelTravel.com, which expands the reach of each individual hotel into new consumer market segments worldwide.   Senior Partner Augustus Collection, Alexander Ryll, said: “The opportunity to partner with HotelTravel.com opens up an immediate new global audience to our hotel membership.  In addition to HotelTravel.com’s European customer base, their reputation in Asia is outstanding.”   

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