Gohop, PlacesToStay ink deal

19th May 2006

FEXCO AllTravel have revealed that thousands of travellers who use Irish online travel
site Gohop.com every day will have a wider choice of hotel accommodation,
thanks to the site’s inventory agreement with FEXCO’s PlacesToStay hotel
reservation programme.PlacesToStay provides
travel trade distributors and consolidators real-time booking capabilities
with over 25,000 hotel properties offering attractive rates and commission

With over 4,000 daily Irish users generating average revenues of €250,000 a
week, Dublin-based Gohop offers a wide and growing range of online travel
products and services, such as flights, car rental, hotels and over 850,000
package holiday options. These help independent as well as business
travellers make informed decisions about cost-effective travel buying.


Sophisticated fare search technology provided by Openjaw, whose booking
engine also powers the site, helps Gohop to offer the lowest fares on
airlines flying out of Ireland. Other online facilities include detailed
destination information on nearly 300 cities, restaurant and activity
information, currency exchange, and travel tips.



Tim Wright said: “Gohop.com was one of the early pioneers of selling travel
online in Ireland, and has gone from strength to strength. As well as adding
rich, informative content for users, Gohop.com is investing in inventory
expansion, and the integration of Placestostay’s extensive range of hotels
is good news for Gohop.com customers. They get more choice and value
options, while Gohop.com has more revenue opportunity and builds its
reputation further.”


Steve McKenna, commercial director of Travel Management
Solutions(Gohop.com), added: “You can never stand still if you want to stay
ahead in the online sales game. At Gohop.com, we constantly look for new
ways to add value for online customers, and that often means content. Our
deal with Placestostay enhances Gohop’s offer, which is important in the
Irish market where travel services are the most frequent online purchase.”


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