SOURCE: Hotels Combined
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – July 7, 2010) – Simonseeks.com — travel guide site written by travelers for travelers has launched new hotel search functionality at http://hotels.simonseeks.com. Powered by HotelsCombined.com — the world’s leading hotel search engine and price aggregator — the hotel search function allows Simonseeks users to search over 200,000 hotels across 195 countries, comparing prices directly from hotels such as Best Western, Choice Hotels, Hilton, Intercontinental Hotel Group and from the biggest online travel agents in the business including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity.com and many more.
HotelsCombined.com Director of Business Development, Yury Glikin commented, “We are excited to partner with Simonseeks.com, which is a great source of travel reviews, deals and expert recommendations for its users. This partnership underlines the constant drive of HotelsCombined.com to provide the best hotel comparison service to the world’s leading websites and, we believe, will be a useful new resource for clients of Simonseeks.com.”
Simonseeks’ Commercial Director Chris Nixon said, “We want to make it as easy as possible for our visitors to identify the best deal from the hotels which are recommended by both our writers and series of new resident experts. This partnership is a great way of combining this price search function with the in-depth advice we offer.”
Simonseeks is the ultimate travel portal, and was launched by Simon Nixon, the founder of Moneysupermarket, in July 2009. It offers over 3000 guides written by travel professionals, amateurs and celebrities on worldwide destinations. The community of writers is open to anyone and each day, new travel guides will be uploaded and rated by users. The key innovation is that the site pays contributors by sharing the revenue generated from people viewing their guides. In addition, the site offers advice on how to book the travel products recommended in the guides as well as giving expert tips on how to save money when booking the various elements of travel as well as a series of in-depth guides written by resident experts in destinations such as Paris, New York, Rome and Amsterdam.
HotelsCombined.com is the world’s leading hotel search engine, with a database of more than 200,000 hotels from 195 countries. The site streamlines the largest amount of real-time international hotel deals into one simple and efficient format, aggregating prices from prominent online travel agents and hotel chains. More than 6.5 million monthly HotelsCombined.com users compare multiple hotels simultaneously and then click directly to partner Web sites to make a reservation. With no mark-up fees or additional booking fees, HotelsCombined.com offers travelers a completely free and invaluable tool for finding unbeatable hotel deals, whether they search directly through www.HotelsCombined.com or through one of 15,000 affiliate partner Web sites.