, the online hotel reservations network, today announced that it has become the principal hotel content provider for ZUJI, Asia Pacific’s leading online travel retailer.Through the agreement, WorldRes will provide ZUJI’s customers with access to over 35,000 hotels, luxury resorts, independent and boutique properties worldwide through the website’s enhanced hotel-booking platform - called ‘Hotel Guru’.
ZUJI selected WorldRes to further expand the website’s already comprehensive travel content offering. On ZUJI, travellers can search and book flights, cars, attractions and hotels, online.
The agreement with ZUJI means that consumers will benefit from special rates and seamless availability from the vast majority of hotel groups. ZUJI has already completed integration with the WorldRes system (in conjunction with Abacus), and is now offering WorldRes properties online through a newly designed user interface.
Martin Symes, ZUJI’s executive director of commercial commented: “Our partnership with WorldRes represents an important business differentiator, as ZUJI is the first Asia Pacific online travel retailer to partner with WorldRes.
“The WorldRes partnership ensures ZUJI customers have access to the most comprehensive choice of hotels available online, at highly competitive rates and which accept online bookings in real time, while the customer is online with ZUJI.
“WorldRes was the ideal choice, because of their unrivalled relationships with many of the world’s leading hotel brands and independent accommodation providers.”
Wolfgang Kitza, CEO of WorldRes added: “We are pleased to be working with ZUJI. This agreement sees WorldRes partnering with yet another of the world’s largest websites, and marks our first major move into Asia.
“The deal also brings another powerful source of incremental business potential to our hotel partners, allowing them to market their services on a leading international travel portal.
“Our partnerships with some of the world’s leading websites, and the support and investment of leading hotel companies, such as Accor, Hilton International and InterContinental Hotels Group, demonstrate that WorldRes has become the standard technology for connecting travel websites with hotels globally.”