Hotelzon and Hotel Booking Solutions Join Forces

24th Nov 2003

PRNewswire HELSINKI, Finland and NEW ORLEANS November 24:

Hotelzon, a leading provider of innovative technologies designed to
aggregate and integrate multiple sources of hotel inventory into a single
solution to be used by distribution channels worldwide has teamed up with
Hotel Booking Solutions to enable hotels to efficiently connect and
effectively manage distribution across an ever growing number of
distribution channels worldwide.

“Certainly the number of channels a hotel must manage is increasing.
However it`s the integration of these channels into an existing revenue
management and distribution strategy that becomes the ultimate challenge.
Partnering with Hotel Booking Solutions and their product hobooBox
combines one of the most advanced products in the client end with the very
best in the hotel end,” says Erik Floman, President of Hotelzon. “Together
with our other partnerships, this will build the basis for an unmatched
Under this agreement, Hotelzon will continue to expand its current
portfolio of 55,000 hotels worldwide with real time rates and availability
by tapping directly into hotel PMS and CRS inventories. In addition,
Hotelzon will leverage Hotel Booking Solutions` premier channel management
module hobooBox, designed to support the evolving relationships between
hoteliers and distribution channels by introducing new capabilities never
seen before.
“Issues of duplication and fragmentation within the hotel distribution
arena are and will continue to be a key focus of hotels as this industry
continues to adapt to emerging technologies,” stated Darin McAuliffe,
President of Hotel Booking Solutions LLC. “We are excited to be selected
as a solutions partner of Hotelzon, their service and technologies are
setting a new standard in the industry”.

About Hotelzon
Hotelzon International Ltd, , headquartered in Helsinki,
Finland, is a leading provider of on-line hotel reservation technology.
The Hotelzon platform is aimed at travel management companies, tour
operators, corporations, hotel booking companies, airlines and online
services. The Hotelzon International reservation platform is based on the
latest Java/J2EE and SOAP/XML technologies and is running on a BEA
WebLogic server. Its major benefit is the complete integration of
real-time availability and rate information from multiple sources of
inventory including 52,000 hotels worldwide powered by Pegasus Solutions.
The Hotelzon reservation platform can be accessed via a private label
self-booking tool or XML API. The company entered the US market this fall.

About Hotel Booking Solutions, LLC
Hotel Booking Solutions develops and provides unique, revolutionary
solutions to connect and manage bottom line results for the hospitality
industry. Its premier product, hobooBox(TM), is a channel management
software which increases hotel occupancy, minimizes labor costs and
increases the efficiency of hotels` reservation systems, by allowing
hotels to manage multiple distribution channels seamlessly from their PMS
or CRS. HBS serves nearly 1,000 hotel customers on three continents.
Headquartered in New Orleans, HBS operates a European office in Austria.
Visit the company at .
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