News for the Hospitality Executive
Booking.com Revealed as No. 1 in Hotel Availability this
Research by HotelsCombined.com across eight popular travel websites finds
Booking.com to have the most available hotels this Christmas
|November 27, 2007 - Planning your Christmas party or a
romantic Christmas Eve dinner with an overnight hotel stay can be hindered
by not finding any available hotel rooms over Christmas. Many hotel reservation
websites offer hotels, packages and special deals for Christmas, but how
many actually have available rooms for the most important date on the calendar.
In research conducted by HotelsCombined.com this week, the following eight leading travel sites were compared for hotel availability over Christmas: Booking.com, Gtahotels.com, HotelClub.com, Hotwire.com, Lastminute.com, Laterooms.com, Priceline.com and Opodo.co.uk. *
HotelsCombined.com compared the number of available hotels returned by these sites for the world’s ten most visited cities: Paris, Barcelona, London, New York, Beijing, Mexico City, Rome, Istanbul, Frankfurt and Moscow.
Booking.com topped the list with a total of 2,394 available hotels across ten cities, providing substantially more availability than the other seven websites, despite not having any available hotels for Moscow.
HotelClub.com came second and GTAhotels.com third with a total of 1,591 and 1,582 available hotels respectively.
To see the complete statistics including the number of available hotels returned by each site for each city, go to: http://www.hotelscombined.com/AboutUs/Press/Christmas2007.aspx
Michael Doubinski, Business Development Manager of HotelsCombined.com said:
“HotelsCombined.com lets consumers search over thirty top hotel sites at once, enabling them to find more availability and better prices. We compare many big brands such as Lastminute.com, Hotel.de, HotelClub.com and OctopusTravel.com, and we continue to add more hotels everyday through our partnerships with suppliers”
* The survey counts hotels which have at least one room available for
instant online reservation for the stay starting 24th to 25th December
(Christmas Eve to Christmas Day).
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