iHotelier, a division of Webvertising, is now the central reservation system (CRS) behind centraldereservations.com.
Catering to the European market and with 4,300 published lodging properties, the destination site, which has been online since 1996, promotes lodging and tourism within Spain and Andorra.
Different Travel, publisher of the site, is quickly converting hotels to the online reservations system and expects to have over 200 hotels delivering online inventory through centraldereservas.com and iHotelier within the next few months.
iHotelier, represented in Spain by Avantur (www.avantur.com
), has also entered into a reseller agreement with Different Travel through which Different Travel will be able to offer the entire iHotelier electronic distribution solution to hotels in Northern Spain. iHotelier hotels will also gain exposure on the destination site.
“iHotelier has not only delivered a product that`s perfect for the needs of our site; they`ve also come to us with a partnership that we hope will greatly accelerate our business plan,” says Carlos Buetas, director of operations for Different Travel. He continues, “The CRS is flexible and robust and the people at iHotelier and Avantur are very easy to work with. We are excited about the results we will see from this joint effort.”
Hotel properties will not only benefit from the reservations drawn in by www.CentraldeReservas.net
, but through the association with the iHotelier system, they can utilize the entire iHotelier system for use on their own properties to manage incoming reservations from their own Web site, over the GDS, and with preferred travel agents, groups and organizations.