Freeserve has signed a new exclusive partnership with OctopusTravel.com
. Freeserve’s 4.8 million customers can now gain access to a portfolio of more than 19,000 hotels in over 3,300 cities in 112 countries and a wide range of sightseeing excursions.
To take advantage of these offers, Freeserve customers need to go to the Freeserve Travel channel (www.freeserve.com/travel) and select ‘Hotels”. There they will find a number of exclusive promotions and competitions and a few very special deals that will change frequently.
In the near future OctopusTravel.com will also provide on-line guides to over 60 countries (to be increased to over 100 by the end of 2004), with information and advice on main attractions, how to get around, where to eat and what to buy. The guides also incorporate discount vouchers, offering savings of up to 35%, which can be used in restaurants, shops and attractions around the world.
OctopusTravel.com has exclusive access to the hotel and sightseeing inventory of the world’s largest independent travel wholesaler.
Commenting on the partnership, Jon Gisby, Managing Director of Portals at Freeserve, said: “An exclusive partnership with OctopusTravel.com gives us the opportunity to broaden the range of travel services we offer to our customers, as OctopusTravel.com’s global presence has resulted in a phenomenal inventory of hotels and apartments, which will greatly expand our portal users’ online travel booking experiences. OctopusTravel.com’s Travel Guides and sightseeing tours will be a great asset to the Freeserve Travel Channel’s content.”
Ray Mason, Managing Director, OctopusTravel.com commented, “Like Freeserve, we at OctopusTravel.com believe in giving our customers the broadest available choice and extremely good value for money at all levels in the market, from small B&Bs right up to deluxe 5* hotels. During the coming year, we will be introducing even more travel products at great rates, including rail travel and car hire.”