Madrid-based NH Hoteles has signed a distribution agreement with online travel company Orbitz Worldwide. (1/7/2008)
The agreement will make European hotel chain NH Hoteles´ inventory available across a number of Orbitz Worldwide online travel brands, including Orbitz, CheapTickets, ebookers.com and HotelClub.
"As we work to build out our international inventory, this agreement with NH Hoteles provides our customers with more lodging options across Europe in key destinations like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Rome and Paris," said Peggy Bianco, Vice President - global hotel supplier relations for Orbitz Worldwide.
According to the company, the agreement with NH Hoteles bolsters the already more than 80,000 hotel properties available through Orbitz Worldwide brands.
ebookers.com, which operates in 13 different countries across Europe, is in the process of migrating to Orbitz Worldwide´s global technology platform. With the UK site ( www.ebookers.co.uk) fully migrated and Ireland (www.ebookers.ie) beginning its migration in the fourth quarter of 2007, the platform enables ebookers.com customers to access three times the amount of shared global hotel inventory than was previously available.
NH Hoteles currently has 341 hotels with 49,556 rooms in 21 countries, primarily in Europe with a presence in South America and Africa. This includes the Jolly Hotels chain which was purchased by NH Hoteles in February 2007.