Orbitz Worldwide has reached a distribution agreement with European hotel chain, NH Hoteles.
The agreement will make NH Hoteles inventory available across a number of Orbitz Worldwide online travel brands, including Orbitz, Cheaptickets, ebookers.com and HotelClub.
“As we work to build out our international inventory, this agreement with NH Hoteles provides our customers with more lodging options across Europe in key destinations like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Rome and Paris,” said Peggy Bianco, vice president of global hotel supplier relations for Orbitz Worldwide. “The addition of this inventory demonstrates our company’s commitment to growth globally for both our suppliers and customers who do business with us everyday.”
ebookers.com, which operates in 13 different countries across Europe, is in the process of migrating to Orbitz Worldwide’s global technology platform. With the U.K. site (www.ebookers.co.uk) fully migrated and Ireland (www.ebookers.ie) beginning its migration in Q4 2007, the platform enables ebookers.com customers to access three times the amount of shared global hotel inventory than was previously available. The agreement with NH Hoteles bolsters the already more than 80,000 hotel properties available through Orbitz Worldwide brands.
NH Hoteles currently has 341 hotels with 49,556 rooms in 21 countries, primarily in Europe with a presence in South America and Africa. This includes the Jolly Hotels chain which was purchased by NH Hoteles in February 2007, making them one of the leading hotel companies in Italy.
“We are excited to partner with a travel distribution technology leader like Orbitz Worldwide,” said Iñigo Onieva, Corporate Officer Marketing & E-Distribution of NH Hoteles, Inc. “This distribution partnership enables a whole new group of internationally-based savvy travelers who can now experience our world-class hotel properties.”