Premier Travel Inn’s inventory of 31,000 rooms across the
UK are being made available online to Hotelzon customers.
For PTI the deal provides greater access to the corporate booking market and is the
latest in a series of new partnerships with key Hotel Booking Agents that give
online real-time access to PTI’s inventory.
Hotelzon, a leading hotel booking agency and provider of technology, which enables
corporate customers to book hotels direct, has an expanding network of services
worldwide including a key operation in UK. Previously PTI bookings could only be
made manually but the new agreement means that all PTI hotels will be available
online to Hotelzon’s clients, on a last room availability basis.
The system ensures all bookings are made online instantly, thus increasing
efficiency by reducing administration and providing guaranteed accuracy for all
reservations. It also makes PTI properties available to users of the Hotelzon
self-booking tool for the first time.
Making the announcement Luke Goggin, PTI Head of National Accounts said: “PTI aims
to keep its distribution costs as low as possible whilst striving to reach the
widest corporate audience.”
“Interfacing directly to key bookers like Hotelzon meets these aims and underlines
our position as the UK’s leading value for money hotel chain. Reduced distribution
costs means greater value for money for our mutual clients. This is definitely a
win, win situation and we look forward to working with Hotelzon to maximise the
benefit for all sides.”
Erik Floman, Group CEO, Hotelzon International Ltd., added: “Online systems are at
the heart of the corporate travel business and it is important, particularly for our
expanding UK business, to be able to offer the UK’s biggest hotel chain to our
customers. This deal will mean that users of our self booking tool will have
access to all 475 PTI properties for the first time therefore considerably
increasing the choice available and the attractiveness of our service to customers.
We consider this deal with PTI to be of key importance in the development of our
service and look forward to working with them.”
The development is based on the XML Interface developed by PTI and announced in
March 2006. It is part of PTI’s ongoing policy of linking to key bookers to make
bookings as efficient and cost effective as possible.
For Hotelzon the deal is the latest in its strategy of linking directly to key
suppliers and follows a similar deal announced with Hilton.