SOURCE: Hotels Combined
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – September 1, 2010) – Accorhotels.com and HotelsCombined.com — the world’s largest hotel meta-search engine has today announced their new distribution partnership.
The distribution agreement covers all Accor hotel international branded properties — Sofitel, Pullman, M Gallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, All Seasons, Formule 1, HotelF1 and Etap.
Romain Roulleau, Senior Vice President E-commerce for Accor, is pleased to announce the new partnership, “Our strategy is to develop our presence on key meta-search like HotelsCombined.com in order to increase the client retention on our direct distribution channels and especially on our portal Accorhotels.com. By purchasing on our sites, the client not only benefits from the best price guarantee but can also get information on our worldwide loyalty program Aclub.”
Yury Shar, Managing Director of HotelsCombined.com, said, “It is a very positive development for both companies, the industry and to our respected users and partners. Further it re-emphasizes the importance of meta-search as a valuable link in the hotel distribution chain.”
HotelsCombined.com is the world’s largest hotel meta-search engine. The site streamlines the largest amount of real-time international hotel deals into one simple and efficient format, aggregating prices from online travel agents and hotel chains, including Expedia.com, Travelocity.com, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hilton, Choice Hotels, Best Western and Intercontinental Hotel Group. 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.