News for the Hospitality Executive
MIAMI (August 11, 2009) – AboutAnywhere.com is bucking the trend of typical online hotel booking websites as the world’s only FREE online, direct marketer of hotel rooms, providing hotel partners a sophisticated online marketing platform to communicate with and capture comparison shoppers directly. The new web site, which currently offers more than 16,000 properties worldwide, provides hotel partners the following benefits:
For consumers, AboutAnywhere.com provides a state-of-the-art travel portal to streamline the travel research, planning and booking process and communicate directly with the hotel. Online travel shoppers have the benefit of quick-click global searches for hotel and travel deals by name, country or major city. For example, a search for Miami Hotels offers consumers a list of all the hotels including special offers in the destination. Consumers can quickly browse the listing, make a selection, and seamlessly connect directly with the hotel to check availability.
“With our website, the hotel industry can compete more effectively, without struggling to pay 25% or more in commissions to online booking companies,” says Ashwin Kamlani, CEO of AboutAnywhere.com. “Our marketplace helps hotel partners by allowing them to sell rooms directly to consumers, who in turn enjoy an informative website to easily compare and book hotels without fees.”
AboutAnywhere.com understands hotels’ frustrations with obtaining prominent online awareness or forking over large fees to popular booking sites, resulting in a loss in value. The new websites’ free listings provide online promotional opportunities, a great benefit to smaller hotels with more conservative marketing budgets.
For more information on AboutAnywhere.com, please visit www.aboutanywhere.com or call 1 800 805 2653 (US) or +1 786 853 0758 (Outside US).
AboutAnywhere.com introduces a new concept in hotel booking websites – a free online marketplace. Hotels and travelers celebrate the benefits of no-commission property postings and e-bookings. Hotel partners can quickly create online exposure to an audience of comparison shoppers, without the complicated contracts or hefty fees of other travel websites. This means smaller, independent properties have the chance to shine online! Online profiles contain updated facts, photos, virtual tours, property links, and integration with popular social networking tools. Consumers meanwhile have access to a better selection of hotels with which to thoroughly research their travels, with streamlined communication to the hotels. Plus, AboutAnywhere.com’s Travel News section provides up-to-the-minute information from the global travel community. AboutAnywhere.com currently offers more than 16,000 properties worldwide, including hotels, resorts, timeshares, vacation homes, bed & breakfasts and youth hostels in top destinations. www.aboutanywhere.com
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