Partnership for and

8th Oct 2002

provides online booking system and content for leading Spanish Hotel reservation website

. and have formed a strategic partnership to promote Spanish hotels and tourism. bring rich content and e-commerce capability for 885 properties in Spain complementing’s existing offering of 3.000 unique accommodation providers.

Over the last year WorldRes has made great progress in adding hundreds of attractive and unique Spanish properties to its network.  A strategic sales effort in the region resulted in doubling the size of regional hotel membership from 408 properties to 885 properties.  WorldRes now holds contracts with most major Spanish Hotel chains including NH-Hoteles, AC Hoteles, Sol Melia as well as boasting hundreds of contracts with independent hotels, rural manor houses and holiday appartments.


“WorldRes was the logical choice for”, commented Raœl de Salazar - Marketing Director for SleepinSpain - “their coverage of the Spanish accommodation market is already extensive and they have proven their ability to move rapidly to grow membership and awareness in this market by offering hoteliers a technology that is easily accessible and affordable.  Furthermore, we found their technology flexible and cutting edge meaning that we were able to integrate their content into our existing platform without any difficulty.”
Alistair Watts - Marketing Director WorldRes Europe commented, “WorldRes is very excited about this new partnership with  A year ago we set out to grow first our hotel membership and then our distribution in Spain.  We see as a strategic partner in this region, not only as a leader in hotel reservation services in Spain but also as a channel through which to further increases our hotel membership. have clearly positioned themselves as providers of unique accommodation in the Spanish market offering properties that are not available through traditional channels.  Consumers have been looking for alternatives to tour operator packages and mass tourism accommodation in Spain for a while and the partnership between SleepinSpain and WorldRes will fill an existing vacuum in the market to satisfy that demand.”
The partnership with further extends’s already powerful distribution network in the European market.  WorldRes already provides hotel content and booking engine to, AOL UK, and many more leading brand websites.  Furthermore has also signed a contract with the leading European GDS system Amadeus to compliment existing distribution with Worldspan, Galileo and Sabre. WorldRes have also recently launched an XML platform for the booking engine and are currently seeking to enter the dynamic packaging market.

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