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• hotel.de announces new booking record for the month of October:
Room nights have increased by more than 67 percent compared to the previous year.


Nürnberg, November 2, 2006. - hotel.de, the online reservation service with 180.000 hotels worldwide, has achieved a new booking record in October. With a total number of 272,300 room nights and a booking volume of € 24.1 million, the month of October significantly exceeded September by 16.3 %. In comparison to October 2005 this means an increase of 67.2 %. According to Dr. Heinz Raufer, CEO of hotel.de, both bookings of business and private customers had a hand in the strong growth. hotel.de focuses on the increasing market of online hotel reservations done by business customers. Within this sector hotel.de has been able to win numerous new booking customers for its services. Furthermore the strong increase of hotel.de's brand awareness within the last few months has had a positive influence on the business activity. .

With 12,500 room nights booked, October, 23rd was the most successful "booking day" since the company's foundation. Thus the number of room nights of its formerly strongest "booking day" in September 2006 was exceeded by more than 20 %. hotel.de's international sales have been developing most gratifyingly too. Especially bookings done in Great Britain - generated via its international subsidiary TravelRes - exceed the management's expectations. The 6,450 room nights booked in October 2006 by British customers made hotel.de's U.K. business triple within the course of a year. Compared to September 2006 there was an increase of 32.6 %. "In comparison to our start in Germany five years ago, the market entry in Great Britain has turned out easier so far. This shows how important and precious our yet established, worldwide hotel content is. But also our other strengths such as service and IT-competence have been getting around in the industry and among booking customers across the borders."
 
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