Active Hotels to Power Hotel Booking on

27th Nov 2003

British Waterways have signed a deal with Active Hotels to power real-time booking of over 2,500 British hotels on their website, the new online guide to Britain’s rivers, lakes and canals, now has an extensive range of hotel information and real-time online reservation capabilities. Customers using’s online travel services will be able to book hotel accommodation across the UK and receive confirmed online booking guarantees within seconds., wholly-owned by British Waterways, is designed to inspire people to make the most of enjoying Britain’s waterside, providing information on a wide range of waterway products and services. This new agreement with Active Hotels ensures their customers have the best selection of accommodation options in the UK. With a wide range of guesthouses, budget and luxury hotel properties, Active Hotels’ network of UK hotels ensures that there is something to suit everyone’s taste.

Simon Parker, Managing Director of, comments: “We want our site to make it easy for our users to plan a trip and also to be inspired to discover the best of the UK’s vibrant waterside cities and peaceful countryside. Active Hotels’ online reservation system provides our customers with exactly the kind of choice, flexibility and value that will encourage them to revisit our site for their accommodation requirements. As the demand for online hotel bookings continues to grow, we expect to process an increasing volume of reservations through our online portal.”

Shane Whaley, Active Hotels’ business development manager, comments, “We are delighted to be the accommodation partner of, who are highlighting the beauty of our waterways. With over 2,500 hotels, guest houses and b&b’s throughout the UK, Active Hotels makes it easy for those looking for a waterside break.”




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