Abba Hotels and Booked.net toast two year anniversary

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JUNE 29, 2012. Spanish-based urban hotel chain Abba Hotels and fast growing hotel reservation website Booked.net are celebrating a two-year working partnership.

Booked.net partner account manager Anna Mosiychuk said the deal brokered between the parties in 2010 had allowed Booked.net direct connection with Abba’s reservation database.

“This means Booked.net customers can reserve accommodation in Abba’s range of hotels across all main Spanish cities as well a hotels in Andorra, London, Berlin and Bratislava.”

That connection was powered by Trust International’s centralized reservation system (CRS), she said.

Trust International is a market leader in electronic reservation distribution via the CRS system, which offers reliable, responsive and fast hotel distribution, with immediate availability of new rates in all distribution channels worldwide.

“The CRS system means when our clients book with Abba Hotels they are offered only the latest information and competitive prices. These are constantly updated across the 17 Spanish cities the company operates in as well as four European destinations,” Mosiychuk said.

Booked.net was proud to have developed the working relationship.

“We are optimistic that this relationship that will only strengthen in future and result in increases in the number of reservations for Abba Hotels long into the future.”

About Booked.net

European-based Booked.net is a hotel reservation website with live connections to booking databases covering more than 90,000 hotels worldwide on a commission-based model. The company’s multi-lingual platform offers hotel descriptions and information in 20 languages with reviews written by real travelers.

For more information please visit http://www.booked.net.

Last-minute Euro 2012 hotel booking a lottery

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ENGLAND’S progression to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 has led to an army of Lions fans desperately trying to get to Ukraine, but accommodation is a “lottery” Booked.net says.

Airlines are heavily booked and competition for accommodation among the 500,000 foreign fans expected in the Ukrainian capital Kiev is fierce.

England next plays Italy in the knock-out phase of the UEFA European Football Championship at Kiev’s Olympiysky Stadium on Sunday, June 24.

According to online reservation website http://www.booked.net/ there are rooms available in the city if fans act fast.

Booked.net chief communications officer Jared Morgan said a quick search of the site’s data bases revealed a handful of rooms were available in the city in the lead-up to Sunday’s quarter final.

“Admittedly, it’s a lottery, my guess is last minute fans are simply looking for a bed for the night,” he said. “So, if location isn’t an issue, then by all means take the gamble.”

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Hilton Worldwide joins forces with Booked.net

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ONE of the most recognized names in the hotel industry globally has signed a distribution agreement with one of the world’s fastest growing online reservation websites.

The agreement, inked last month, means Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of 10 brands, 3,800 hotels and 630,000 rooms in 91 countries will be available for reservation directly on Booked.net and its’ network of affiliate websites.

Booked.net director Andrei Grudiy said the agreement created a direct link between Booked.net’s customer base and Hilton’s properties.

“This agreement marks our commitment to bring our customers the best range of hotels and having such a prestigious and recognizable brand on our database is exciting for us and our customers,” he said. “It means we can deliver high-speed and reliable bookings as every booking made on our web site quickly accesses the hotel reservation system.”

Hilton’s loyalty program was also for every booking made via Booked.net, he said.

“We are eager to develop this relationship and we continue to expand as a company.”

Booked.net making headlines

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WEBSITE Booked.net is in the news, quoted in this story from Interfax-Ukraine released on global newswires two days ago.

Popov: Euro 2012 guests to book hotel rooms online

2 days ago at 11:19 | Interfax-Ukraine

By the end of 2011, fans will be able to book a hotel room for the Euro 2012 European Football Championship on the websites of cities that will host the championship, the press service of Kyiv City State Administration reported, with reference to the administration’s head, Oleksandr Popov.

As of today, some 6,119 rooms have been booked in Kyiv for fans and the UEFA family.

According to Popov, it is planned to open four hotels in Kyiv by the end of 2011, and reconstruction and construction of four more hotels will be finished by the beginning of the tournament. In addition, 25,000 beds have been contracted for fans, Popov said.

He added that an operator for online booking and the accommodation of fans was selected via an open competition. He did not name the company.

At the same time, a press release from the booked.net hotel booking network reads that most room booking systems in hotels in the cities that will host Euro 2012 have not been launched yet.

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Oktoberfest – it’s not too late.

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HAVE an urge to wear lederhosen or a dirndl?

Swilling beer, partying and wearing the traditional costumes at this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich might seem out of reach to the last minute traveler little over a week from the festival’s start.

Think again says http://www.booked.net, which offers a live connection to hotel databases worldwide.

According to the hotel reservation website, hotel deals in the German city are still available.

A search of Booked.net’s Munich hotel live databases shows more than 60 hotels still had rooms available for two between September 17 and October 3 – the dates of the festival.

The event, the world’s most famous beer festival, takes place every year in September and October as the populations swells by thousands meaning hotel accommodation is at a premium.