WorldRes Announces Deal With Earls Court & Olympia

London’s foremost exhibition and event venues opt for leading online hotel
reservations network.
WorldRes, the online hotel reservations network, has announced an exclusive
agreement to supply accommodation content to Earls Court and Olympia (EC&O),
London’s premier event venues.The three-year contract will allow users of EC&O’s website, www.eco.co.uk,
to book from a wide variety of hotels in London, close to Earls Court and
Olympia. Visitors will additionally be provided with access to WorldRes’
portfolio of over 35,000 hotels, luxury resorts, independent and boutique

Shows using Earls Court and Olympia processed over 50,000 online hotel
bookings for trade events alone in 2003. As part of a re-launch of its
website, EC&O has opted to radically enhance its accommodation, selecting
WorldRes’ market-leading and competitive service to help achieve its
objective of providing a comprehensive range of customer services covering
all guests’ needs.

Harminder Bahl, Director of Commercial Operations at EC&O said: “Most of
Earls Court and Olympia’s two million visitors a year use our website to
help them plan their visit; they can book tickets, check details and
organise their travel. Following feedback from users we considered it was
important to also provide a tailored hotel booking option, focusing
specifically on key local hotels. This is because visitors coming from out
of town, who are booking a hotel in central London, often go to our website
to seek advice on the best hotel choice close to our venues.

“We chose WorldRes as our partner because we believe it has a reputation as
a trusted reservations provider that our visitors will feel confident using,
and so we have stamped their brand on our new service as a mark of quality.
WorldRes’ white-label approach has also allowed us to brand the service
EC&O - ensuring that there is a seamless transition between our website and
theirs.”

Wolfgang Kitza, CEO of WorldRes added: “We are delighted to be working with
EC&O, two internationally renowned exhibition and event venues, and we look
forward to supporting the company’s events by providing site users with our
leading hotels portfolio.

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“This announcement follows a series of important deals for WorldRes across
Europe over recent months, and highlights our strength in supporting a wide
range of customers from destination management organisations (DMOs), to
websites and tourist boards.”

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