HotelsCombined.com, the world's leading hotel meta-search engine and Best Western International, the world's largest hotel chain® have today jointly announced their new partnership. This partnership allows distribution of Best Western hotels via HotelsCombined.com.
With the systems integration finalized on www.HotelsCombined.com, travellers can now search and compare live hotel rates from over 4,000 independently owned and operated Best Western hotels worldwide. Travellers choosing to make their hotel reservation direct with Best Western are then redirected to www.BestWestern.com where they will be able to complete their hotel booking without additional fees or mark-ups.
Kimi Anderson, General Manager of Sales and Marketing, Best Western Australasia said "This partnership gives our customers real-time rates and availability for over 4,000 properties worldwide. For our properties, it gives them a new distribution channel without any of the headaches of managing a new process. The management of rates already integrated into the current system means they will be able to reach more potential guests, without lifting a finger".
Yury Shar, HotelsCombined.com Managing Director welcomed the new partnership, "We are excited about our partnership with Best Western – an industry pioneer with one of the most renowned and iconic brands. Our ability to generate incremental direct business on a global scale is becoming a more attractive proposition to hotel chains like Best Western."
About Best Western International
Best Western International is THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®, providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,000* independently owned and operated member hotels in 80* countries and territories worldwide. An industry pioneer since 1946, Best Western has grown into an iconic brand that hosts 400,000* guests worldwide each night. Equally committed to the business and leisure traveller, Best Western recently embarked on a mission to lead the hotel industry in customer care. World Vision is the charity of choice for Best Western in building the world's largest family, with our hotels and staff sponsoring children in need around the globe. Best Western's partnerships with AAA®/CAA®, Michael Waltrip RacingTM and Harley-Davidson® help guests make the most of every trip. For the fastest way to a free night, join Best Western Rewards®, the only hotel frequency program that's truly global. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.bestwestern.com
HotelsCombined.com is the world's leading hotel search engine, with a database of more than 200,000 hotels from 195 countries. The site streamlines the largest amount of real-time international hotel deals into one simple and efficient format, aggregating prices from prominent online travel agents and hotel chains, including Expedia.com, Travelocity.com, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hilton and Holiday Inn. More than 6.5 million monthly HotelsCombined.com users compare multiple hotels simultaneously and then click directly to partner Web sites to make a reservation. With no mark-up fees or additional booking fees, HotelsCombined.com offers travelers a completely free and invaluable tool for finding unbeatable hotel deals. HotelsCombined.com has received critical acclaims from travel industry experts such as Arthur Frommer, founder of Frommer's Travel Guides and Budget Travel Magazine, who said, "There's now an aggregator for finding inexpensive hotel rooms anywhere in the world, and its results seem phenomenal" and CNN has praised HotelsCombined.com saying, "If you are looking for hotels, HotelsCombined.com gives you a darn good search."
*Numbers are approximate and can fluctuate.