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Global economic downturn affects hotels’ bottom lines, accelerating
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WORLDWIDE — OCTOBER 21, 2008 —, the originator of automated online channel management solutions for the worldwide hospitality industry, has experienced an increased demand for their channel management products as the global economic markets continue to decline. As deteriorating global economic conditions increasingly affect travel, hoteliers are looking to more cost-effective ways to attract guests - namely online travel agencies (OTAs) and travel websites.  

"A declining number of travelers to most markets requires hoteliers to be more aggressive with their marketing efforts, creating a larger need for third party OTA exposure. Hotel groups that previously didn’t have a need to work with an array of travel partners are now finding it necessary to work with as many sites as strategically possible. Without, that isn’t many," stated Henry Danish, CEO of “Over the last few weeks, our customer services division has seen an increase in the number of channels managed per hotel, with hoteliers’ portfolios from the Asia Pacific region adding an average of 25% more travel distribution websites, the Americas region adding an average of 19% more travel websites, and the European region adding an average of 14% more travel websites.”

“It is interesting to see hoteliers doing it differently this time,” states Edward St. Onge, president of “Unlike after September 11th, hoteliers are looking away from dropping rates to get heads in beds, and are concentrating on smarter distribution and strategic value propositions for travelers. Hoteliers are calling us non-stop, trying to gain market share by geographical location. Since we carry almost 400 compatible travel sites, clients from the Americas are working our European site list, and vice versa.” adds more than 10 new websites a month to its available connectivity list. So many new hotels have taken advantage of the benefits provides that the company recently expanded their operations with a move to a new 7,000 square foot facility. The facility is specially designed to facilitate’s continued growth, with an expansive call center that will allow’s technical consultants to provide customer support to the company’s growing global clientele. The new office also houses other aspects of’s corporate operations, including sales and administration.  

With their new headquarters located in Winter Springs, Florida, maintains six regional offices around the world and serves clients in 59 countries on 5 continents. For more information on how can solve your online connectivity needs, please visit

Editor’s Note: Electronic images are available by contacting Ryan Marks at Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc. 
Phone: 407.905.0608 or e-mail:

About EZ, Inc.
Since revolutionizing hotel marketing in 2002 with the introduction of the world’s first automated channel management solution, has remained the undisputed leader in online distribution technology. Today, over 2,000 hotel properties in 59 countries worldwide utilize’s technologically advanced channel management software to simplify and streamline the distribution of rates and inventory.’s dynamic web-based platform allows hoteliers to simultaneously manage all contracted websites through one easy to use interface, offering multiple languages and currencies to more than 350 websites worldwide. With headquarters in Winter Springs, Florida, maintains offices in the U.S., Australia, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. For more information, please visit or call 407.629.0900.


Debi Moses
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Tel: 407.629.0900 x16

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Tel: 407.905.0608


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