CNG Travel Group is to provide its private rate hotel programme to Club Travel.
Under the terms of the deal, CNG will link its inventory to Club Travel’s trade-only EASYFARE web site.
CNG’s full hotel inventory, which includes many well known brands accommodating both leisure and business travellers, will also be available to Club Travel’s own 100-plus staff servicing its subsidiary businesses and web portals. These include Australian Holidays, Travelcare, and Regency Travel, as well as its three popular web sites - EASYFARE (for travel agents only), ClubTravel (for the public), and Go4Less (for student and youth travel).
Tim Wright, CNG’s senior vice president for business development in EMEA, said: “We’re delighted to work with Club Travel, one of Ireland’s leading travel businesses, to build mutually beneficial links between two fine Irish businesses. CNG’s expanding hotel inventory, easy-to-use online booking technology, and above-average commission, which is collected and paid quickly, are attracting more and more agency users. CNG adds financial value to their business, as well as helping improve customer service, choice and value.”
Colman Burke, a senior director of Club Travel, added: “We constantly look for ways to build on and improve automation for our agency customers. Linking with CNG will improve what we do by adding hotel content to our service offer for hundreds of travel agency customers. In addition, using CNG will greatly reduce internal administration and improve rates for the many leisure and business travellers who rely on Club Travel’s efficiency and service.”