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Hotelzon and Hotel Booking Solutions
Join Forces
HELSINKI, FI and NEW ORLEANS, LA (November 24, 2003) – Hotelzon, a leading provider of innovative technologies designed to aggregate and integrate multiple sources of hotel inventory into a single solution to be used by distribution channels worldwide has teamed up with Hotel Booking Solutions to enable hotels to efficiently connect and effectively manage distribution across an ever growing number of distribution channels worldwide.
 
“Certainly the number of channels a hotel must manage is increasing. However it’s the integration of these channels into an existing revenue management and distribution strategy that becomes the ultimate challenge. Partnering with Hotel Booking Solutions and their product hobooBox combines one of the most advanced products in the client end with the very best in the hotel end.” says Erik Floman, President of Hotelzon.  ”Together with our other partnerships, this will build the basis for an unmatched solution”

Under this agreement, Hotelzon will continue to expand its current portfolio of 55,000 hotels worldwide with real time rates and availability by tapping directly into hotel PMS and CRS inventories.  In addition, Hotelzon will leverage Hotel Booking Solutions’ premier channel management module hobooBox, designed to support the evolving relationships between hoteliers and distribution channels by introducing new capabilities never seen before.    

“Issues of duplication and fragmentation within the hotel distribution arena are and will continue to be a key focus of hotels as this industry continues to adapt to emerging technologies.”  Stated Darin McAuliffe, President of Hotel Booking Solutions llc.  “We are excited to be selected as a solutions partner of Hotelzon, their service and technologies are setting a new standard in the industry”.

About Hotelzon 
Hotelzon International Ltd, www.hotelzon.com, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, is a leading provider of on-line hotel reservation technology. The Hotelzon platform is aimed at travel management companies, tour operators, corporations, hotel booking companies, airlines and online services. The Hotelzon International reservation platform is based on the latest Java/J2EE and SOAP/XML technologies and is running on a BEA WebLogic server. Its major benefit is the complete integration of real-time availability and rate information from multiple sources of inventory including 52,000 hotels worldwide powered by Pegasus Solutions. The Hotelzon reservation platform can be accessed via a private label self-booking tool or XML API.  The company entered the US market this fall.

About Hotel Booking Solutions, LLC 
Hotel Booking Solutions develops and provides unique, revolutionary solutions to connect and manage bottom line results for the hospitality industry.  Its premier product, hobooBox™, is a channel management software which increases hotel occupancy, minimizes labor costs and increases the efficiency of hotels’ reservation systems, by allowing hotels to manage multiple distribution channels seamlessly from their PMS or CRS.  HBS serves nearly 1,000 hotel customers on three continents.  Headquartered in New Orleans, HBS operates a European office in Austria. Visit the company at www.hotelbookingsolutions.com.


 
Contact:

Erik Floman, President and COO 
+358 9 5840 9355  
Lisa Barker, VP Sales Americas 
+1 214  597 7703
Erik.floman@hotelzon.com     lisa.barker@hotelzon.com

Hotel Booking Solutions:
Darin  Mc Auliffe, President  
+1504 339 4271
dm@hoboo.com
www.hotelbookingsolutions.com


Also See: New Version of hobooBox to Debut at HITEC 2003 in New Orleans/ June 2003
New Hosting Deal with Sprint Positions Hotel Booking Solutions for Technological Growth / April 2003
SECURE-RES.com and Hotel Booking Solutions Team Up to Introduce Cost-Effective Reservation Solution with 2-way PMS Interfaces / March 2003
Hotel Booking Solutions Releases Next Generation Interfacing Technology / Jan 2003
Alliance Reservations Announces Direct Supplier Links Through hobooBox / Nov 2002
Cheapestdeals.com Offers Online Link to Hotels Via hobooBox / Oct 2002
Novacom to Provide Channel Management Solution Via hobooBox / Oct 2002
Property Management System to Communicate Directly With Online Distributors / Oct 2002
Hotel Booking Solutions Signs Agreements with The Hilton New Orleans Riverside / May 2002


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