Leading online accommodation booking website, Hotels.com®, today launches the third instalment of its popular Xtreme Booking video series - “White Water Booking”, this time featuring Japan’s shock jock comedians, The Tokyo Shock Boys, known for their wacky and extreme stunts.
A hotel pool can make or break your vacation during the hot summer months. Luckily, some hotel properties deliver this essential summer amenity in the grandest of ways—an on-site water park. The number of water parks attached to hotels continues to grow and there are great options for travelers of all ages, according to online travel accommodation booking expert Hotels.com®.
Hotel booking website Hotels.com has appointed Stuart Silberg to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Stuart brings over 20 years’ industry experience, and was previously Vice President of Technology at Hotels.com, where he headed up the technology team in London.
Hotels.com has launched two new apps for Windows 8, an iteration of its highly successful app specifically designed for mobile and another built specifically for Windows 8 tablet. The new apps enable customers using Windows 8 on-the-go to easily and quickly research, search and book hotel accommodation, as well as review reservations, read customer reviews and search for specific mobile only deals.
According to the latest Hotels.com© Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®), a biannual report based on actual prices paid in 2012 compared with 2011, UK travellers faced price hikes in over half of the international destinations in 2012, despite a strong Pound Sterling. Of the 116 cities included in the report, prices were up in 63, flat in six and down in 47.
Breaking Travel News sits down with Matt Walls, vice president of Hotels.com to discuss global hotel trends, the rise of China, the impact of the Olympics 2012 and the mobile travel space.
With almost 155,000 hotels on offer, the new website features everyday deals and special promotions tailored to the local market with prices in shekels. Scott Booker, president Hotels.com, said: “This expansion demonstrates our commitment to bringing the Hotels.com experience closer to our customers by providing more sites with localised and highly relevant content.
Recovery in the hospitality sector gathered speed with a four per cent increase in the first half of 2012 but average prices remain at 2005 level, according to figures from the new Hotels.com Hotel Price Index. For the first time in five years, travellers paid more on average for their hotel rooms during the first six months of 2012 in all parts of the world.
Competition regulator the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has objected to deals struck between Intercontinental Hotels Group and online travel agents Booking.com and Expedia, claiming they have infringed competition law in relation to the online supply of room only hotel accommodation by online travel agents.
Hotels.com, the leading authority on destination travel for consumers searching for hotel deals, amenities and availability, announced today the launch of its Deals Facebook app, which delivers tailored deals that are informed through user preferences and friend activity.