HRS takes mantel as largest global hotel provider in GDS
Hotel solutions provider HRS has reached a new milestone, with the announcement that more than five million rooms can now be booked in all global distribution systems.
The only provider to integrate hotel content into all major GDSs, including Amadeus, Sabre, Worldspan, Apollo, Galileo, Abacus, and Travelsky, HRS is now the world’s largest hotel provider in terms of number of listed hotels and bookable rooms.
Corporates and travel management companies alike are able to benefit from HRS’ comprehensive offering, seeing the hotel solutions provider negotiate corporate discounts with over 40,000 hotels worldwide to meet its corporate customers’ specific needs.
Thanks to the integration of these discounts, corporate clients can take advantage of more attractive rates, which are also available through the various GDSs.
Meanwhile, TMCs have access to a broader range of hotels and can optimise their processes as a result, now that independent hotels – which could previously only be booked offline – have been fully integrated into the GDS value chain.
According to external studies, this leads to savings of up to €1.50 per transaction when booking hotels.
What’s more, the entire portfolio of HRS hotels can now be booked using online booking tools, including corporate rates negotiated with individual hotels or chains directly.
“Employees are often faced with a number of different options when it comes to searching for hotels for their business trips.
“As such, HRS has responded by making its hotel portfolio available worldwide, and its corporate customers can book via all channels – regardless of which channel they used for their search,” explained Tobias Ragge, chief executive, HRS.
“As a result of globalisation, companies today use multiple global booking channels.
“HRS is pursuing an open-platform approach, which will enable customers to book hotels via all channels in order to increase the adoption rate of hotel programmes.”
This approach will improve the quality of travel management data and make it easier to plan trips and control costs.
The established rate loading process for corporate customers and hotels will not change.