Travelweb‘s hotel distribution network just got even bigger with the addition of the largest resort hotel chain in the world, Sol Meliá. Sol Meliá has more than 350 hotels in 30 countries under its Meliá Hotels, TRYP Hotels, Sol Hotels and Paradisus Resorts brands.
Under the agreement, Sol Meliá will enable its properties to effectively manage yield and revenue in real-time and to offer consumers up-to-the-minute availability and pricing on hotel rooms. Its hotel inventories will become part of Travelweb’s distribution network, available on Travelweb.com and its distribution partner sites such as Continental.com, Lowestfare.com, Onetravel.com, and Orbitz.
“The reason that Travelweb’s merchant program is truly ideal for a hotelier is that our employees only have to focus on one thing—customer service. There are no extranets, no faxes, and no invoices to worry about. That makes us more efficient, more organized and better equipped to concentrate on what is most important—our customers,” said Ashwin Kamlani, director of e-commerce, Americas for Sol Meliá Hotels and Resorts. “Travelweb enables Sol Meliá to reach customers searching online for high-end hotels in some of the world’s most captivating destinations.”
“It’s great to see a solid strategy at work. Travelweb teams with high-quality hotel companies to provide them with a way to leverage their existing technology for broader distribution while giving consumers access to the largest selection of three-, four-, and five-star hotels and resorts,” said Fred Bean, vice president of hotel sales and relations for Travelweb LLC. “Consumers and hoteliers alike can rest assured that Travelweb provides the best level of service and savings available online.”
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