Hotel group partners with travel search engine

21st Nov 2005

In a bid to grow its international distribution network, Hilton International is signing a new distribution agreement with travel search engine, SideStep.
SideStep will be the first travel search engine with permission to search Hilton International’s sites for rates and availability.

Jurgen Fischer, President, Commercial Operations Group, Hilton International said: “Hilton International has made a significant investment in
its website and online distribution capabilities. As online travel bookings
continue to increase, we are confident that our carefully selected
partnerships will enable us to drive growth through this channel.”

Hilton International has launched a new availability engine, which will enable SideStep to access relevant room and rate information without physically searching the Hilton website and increasing
traffic levels. The introduction of the availability engine forms part of a wider programme of website improvements.

Don Smith, SideStep’s Vice President, Hotels, commented: “Hilton
International is a significant addition to our line-up of name-brand travel supplier partners, and this alliance furthers the unmatched comprehensiveness of SideStep’s search results.”





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