Cheaperthanhotels.com has been particularly active this quarter, with a 35% rise in bookings within Europe, attributed to World Cup fever, coupled with prices at up to half regular rates. The international multilingual hotel-booking website created for Europeans is providing a lucrative worldwide source for last minute and all-year-round availability, often with free inclusions.
Cheaperthanhotels partner’s with Cendant Travel Distribution Services Division, one of the World’s largest travel groups.
The site connects leading hotel chains and thousands of hotels across the globe, designed to meet the last minute and peak season accommodation needs of travellers wanting to find heavily discounted accommodation at the most competitive rates and value, with great booking efficiency. Cheaperthanhotels is supported by telephone service centres in key global areas with multi-lingual staff and 24/7 coverage.
“Hotels are now providing thousands of vacant rooms to soccer fans in districts accessible to those German venues that have gone unsold ” said Alistair White, the Cheaperthanhotel’s CEO. “Alternatively for those wishing to escape the football frenzy we are finding customers are flocking to places like Spain and Portugal for early soccer free summer holidays. Aware of this development, hotels are responding with a huge range of specials on the Cheaperthanhotels website.”
There is also another phenomenon. Cheaperthanhotels is providing accommodation to soccer supporters who are headed away from Germany or home, to watch matches at their leisure on screens in luxury destinations. Favoured hotels are in Spain, France, Italy to Morocco, Mexico and Australia.
“Hoteliers around the globe are able to release instant offers onto the Cheaperthanhotels website via Cendant to meet the heavy response of consumer demands at short notice, according to how they read the market” confirmed White.
Offers can change at a moment’s notice, but for example the Clarion Hotel in Berlin had dropped its advertised rate from €315 to €90 on certain dates.
In Barcelona - the 5 Star Hesperia Tower in Barcelona has almost halved its rate from €390 to €195. Similar offers are coming and going across Cheaperthanhotels network of over 35,000 hotels Worldwide from 1 star properties at just €15 and below for budget travellers, to the exotic at over €800 a night in some rare exclusive instances - including Australia’s Whitsundays.
Cheaperthanhotels provides availability at more than 35,000 hotels at over 51 countries worldwide both at the last minute and up to one year in advance at heavily discounted prices. Their partner, who negotiates some of the big deals, is Cendant Travel Distribution Services Division, one of the foremost providers of travel transactions, information processing and technology in the world. Popular brands like Ramada, Travelodge, Trendwest, RCI, Avis and Budget, is part of the Cendant group.