Bahn.de integrates hotel.de
Frankfurt am Main / Nuremberg, 11 December 2007 - Starting on 11 December 2007, the German national railway company Deutsche Bahn AG will be cooperating with hotel.de, the online hotel reservation service, integrating the hotel provider's entire offering into its website. The aim is to enable railway customers to book hotels in combination with railway tickets in a single booking process.
The range of hotels offered by hotel.de will be directly integrated into the booking process at www.bahn.de. Train passengers booking their tickets online will be offered suitable hotels at their destinations. Along with their train tickets, railway customers will be put into the position to reserve their accommodation in a single step online - and that with hotel.de's proven best price guarantee. Room prices will be updated on a daily basis, with all prices available at a given hotel being displayed (e.g. early bird, last minute and promotional prices). Thereby, railway customers will be able to select the lowest room price.
Deutsche Bahn was convinced by hotel.de's extensive range of hotels, superb service and innovative technology. "Our aim is to provide our customers with easy access to mobility modules. We are very pleased to have created an innovative solution for this purpose by offering integrated hotel bookings in cooperation with hotel.de", comments Mathias Hüske, Director of Online and Agency Sales at Deutsche Bahn AG.
This collaboration lets hotel.de extend its comprehensive cooperation network by Germany's most frequently visited travel webside. "Deutsche Bahn is an ideal top-class partner for us. Many of the thousands of customers booking train journeys online every day require hotels at their destinations. We expect this cooperation to generate annual booking volumes in a double-digit million range", adds Dr. Heinz Raufer, CEO of hotel.de AG.
hotel.de AG, based in Hamm and Nuremberg (Germany), London (UK), Paris (France) and Barcelona (Spain), operates a free hotel reservation services for companies and private users on http://www.hotel.de, http://www.travelres.com, http://www.travelres.fr, http://www.travelres.es, http://www.hotel.at and http://www.hotel.ch. hotel.de AG offers around 210,000 worldwide to be booked online. In 2007, hotel.de has enlarged its business model - focussing on the placing of hotel stays - by the fast-growing segment of procuring conference hotels for corporate clients. Compared to other booking channels, hotel.de/TravelRes customers benefit from considerable cost savings. Additionally, hotel.de/TravelRes always displays all rates available for every single hotel (e.g. promotional rates, corporate or weekend rates), so that the customer can choose the lowest or best-fitting rate. Another major advantage of hotel.de/TravelRes is the fact that booking confirmations are sent right into the hotel's computer - making a reservation fast, safe and reliable. This is enabled by hotel.de/TravelRes' unique integration of the hotels' central reservation systems (so-called CRS) under one consistent user surface. Well-known companies, such as Wella AG (subsidiary of Procter & Gamble), SAP AG, ThyssenKrupp AG, degussa AG, Logica CMG GmbH, Ernst & Young AG, Wal-Mart, Texas Instruments Inc., Deutsche Börse Group, Munich Re Group and others already use the hotel.de/TravelRes corporate application.