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HRS and GetThere agree to strategic distribution collaboration

HRS and GetThere agree to strategic distribution collaboration

HRS, the worldwide leading hotel portal for corporate customers, has entered into a distribution agreement with GetThere, a global technology company serving corporations and brand of Sabre.

The 250,000 hotels affiliated to HRS will be available by the end of April to GetThere’s global corporate customers no matter what global distribution system they use. HRS offers detailed and high quality hotel information in 32 languages as well as flexible and customer friendly booking conditions.

“Working with GetThere complements our systematic multi-channel strategy and will mean all GetThere corporate customers can benefit from our wide hotel portfolio instantly. From the hotel’s perspective, the connection to GetThere, will allow yet another global distribution channel with extended coverage particularly in the huge US market, where Sabre is the undisputed market leader in the managed corporate segment. A win-win situation for all parties,” says HRS Chief Executive Officer Tobias Ragge.

HRS and GetThere believe hoteliers will benefit as their properties will now have even greater exposure via GetThere’s thousands of corporate customers, including a majority of the Fortune 200, in 95 countries. Each month 5 million unique users visit the corporate travel reservation system to search and book a business trip. In 2012 GetThere managed more than $9.5 billion in business travel spend.

“HRS has such a vast and unique range of hotels that we know will be of great value to our customers,” says Suzanne Neufang, President of GetThere. “We look forward to working with HRS to bring the best selection of hotels to corporations worldwide.”