agoda.com, a leading hotel booking website and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with channel manager HotelPartner.
Based in Bern, HotelPartner was founded in 2006 and has offices across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Connected to more than 150 hotels, HotelPartner provides clients with sophisticated yield- and distribution-technology linked with the Hotel Front Office System (PMS). In recognition of excellent client service, HotelPartner received the Milestone 2009 Award in Switzerland for 'Courage, Innovation and Professionalism'.
Thanks to the partnership, HotelPartner's clients can quickly and easily distribute inventory worldwide to agoda.com's customer base of more than 3.5 million. With 37 local sites, agoda.com provides exposure in all major Asian languages, giving hotel partners valuable reach into hard-to-access Asian markets.
As a result of the collaboration, agoda.com customers can enjoy a broader range of properties across Europe, all offering instant confirmation on bookings. Every booking also earns agoda.com customers Reward Points that can be used to reduce the cost of future bookings.
Hotels who link up with agoda.com via HotelPartner can also manage inventory via agoda.com's Yield Control System (YCS 3.0). The YCS 3.0 is a custom-built content, rates and inventory management tool that incorporates an easy-to-use promotions wizard hoteliers can use to help stimulate bookings in low occupancy periods.
Director of Hotels – Global at agoda.com Mr. Errol Cooke said: "We are thrilled to be working with HotelPartner. As a young and dynamic company, they're a great fit for agoda.com – we're sure this partnership will be of great benefit both to their clients and to our customers."