CNG Travel Group today announced a major expansion of its private rate hotel programme inventory. It has added hundreds more hotels after signing distribution agreements with three leading hotel chains and a hotel representation service.
Golden Tulip Hospitality Group, the leading global hotel group combining 251 Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts in 37 countries, and alliance partner TOP International Hotels with 115 hotels in some 70 destinations.
WORLDHOTELS (formerly SRS WorldHotels), with 500 hotels around the world
Great Hotels of the World, the hotel marketing alliance representing luxury properties across the globe.
Pegasus Solutions for Utell by Pegasus, the world’s largest hotel representation service, handling reservations for more than 4,000 member hotels which appear on more than 450,000 travel agent terminals worldwide.
These agreements reinforce CNG’s market position, establishing it as one of the world’s largest private rate hotel booking programmes with over 25,000 participating hotels. In the last two months alone, prior to today’s announcement, CNG has added Sol Melia Resorts and Hotels, Swiss Quality Hotels, Le Meridien, Rezidor SAS Hospitality and K&K Hotels to its distribution roster.
CNG’s programme allows hotels to maintain all-important control over rates so that hotel brand integrity is not compromised. Automated processes and seamless connectivity with reservation systems allow participating hotels to alter room availability and pricing in real time, maintain their own rates, allocations and closed dates, and receive electronic booking confirmations.
CNG founder and CEO Finbarr Power said: “More hotel brands are joining our distribution programme because they have faith in the integrity and robustness of our private rate business model. As well as providing hotels with a new distribution channel and therefore potential bookings, the CNG model delivers more booking choice, value and service support to travel agents.”