Network Grows to Over 30,000 Hotels Worldwide, a leading online hotel reservations network, today announced that its hotel supply has grown to offer consumers over 30,000 unique hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and resorts.
Online and offline, consumers and travel agents can now book accommodations through the WorldRes
network of top Internet partner sites, Global Distribution Systems, Travel Agencies and the consumer website

A recent partnership with Helios Hotel Reservations in Spain means that a further 600 properties are available throughout Spain including city centres, holiday resorts and rural destinations. now offers a total of over 1200 properties in Spain.

The Helios offering provides a huge choice of properties including a magnificently converted monastery in Cordoba ?Enow called the “Villa Turistica de Priego?E(44 Euros per night), a royal manor house or “Finca?Ecalled “Es Torrent?Ein Central Majorca (175 Euros per night), to holiday appartments at the “Apartamentos Sol y Sonar” in San Antonio, Ibiza (48 Euros per night).
Richard Lewis COO WorldRes Europe commented, “we have always seen a strong demand for properties in this region and the addition of Helios independent properties to our network in time for the summer holiday season will be of great benefit to consumers.  At WorldRes, we continue to offer the most diverse group of, customers choose between brands they know, such as Hilton or independent hotels and bed and breakfasts only available through”.

Mr. Andre Uelsmann, Managing Director for Helios Hotel Reservations commented,  “The partnership with has enabled our company to move into new and important distribution channels previously untouched by our hotels, who are now available through leading brand websites and global distribution systems used by consumers and travel agents worldwide.  This is an extremely positive move in a hotel market dominated by the traditional tour operating industry that will bring a greater choice of holiday and business accommodation to consumers travelling to Spain.”

Ibatur reports indicate that Tour Operating bookings in Spain so far this year are down by 40% on last year as the demand for independent travel arrangements increases.
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