Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 

Online partner of InterContinental Hotels Group

Wotif.com certified as online partner of InterContinental Hotels Group

Transparency and fair distribution model secures IHG's inventory

Auckland - 26 October 2004, Wotif.com ( www.wotif.com ), the global specialist in last-minute accommodation announces its certification by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) as one of the preferred online distribution channels for IHG's more than 3,500 hotels worldwide, including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Express by Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

IHG's decision in naming Wotif.com a certified partner was based on Wotif.com's high standard of consumer practices and hotel relations. IHG's certification conditions centred on working with online third party distributors that engage in clear marketing practices, respect IHG's trademarks, ensure reservations are guaranteed through an automated and common confirmation process, and clearly present the breakdown of fees to consumers.

Commented Graeme Wood, CEO of Wotif.com: "We are extremely pleased with this announcement as it further strengthens our relationship with InterContinental Hotels Group. Like Wotif.com, IHG has the customer's best interest at heart. Price transparency, backed by value, is pivotal for consumers who are now becoming more selective when choosing their accommodation. From a supplier's perspective, Wotif.com's distribution model has been the core of our success since we started in 2000. Our unique business concept not only benefits the customer, but our suppliers as well. It allows hoteliers to control their own rates and inventory leading to higher yield.

"We strongly support IHG's initiative to conduct business only with those online third party distributors that meet their standards. IHG's portfolio of hotels includes some of the most recognised and valued brands in the industry, which will compliment our existing inventory."

-ends-

About Wotif.com

Founded in 2000, Wotif.com ( www.wotif.com ) is the global specialist in last-minute accommodation. Its easy-to-use website and booking engine offers travellers value for money, by selling vacant rooms at discounted rates in the next 14 days. Wotif.com's portfolio includes over 6000 hotels, motels, serviced apartments, resorts, guesthouses and bed & breakfasts in 32 countries.

Wotif.com's New Zealand office is located in Auckland and its properties can be booked online or through its call centre which operates a superior and personable customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from its Australian headquarters. International offices of Wotif.com are based in Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

ScoopPro: Helping The Education Sector Get More Out Of Scoop

The ScoopPro professional license includes a suite of useful information tools for professional users of Scoop including some specifically for those in the education sector to make your Scoop experience better. More>>

Big Tax Bill Due: Destiny Church Charities Deregistered

The independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Destiny International Trust and Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Limited from the Charities Register on 20 December 2017 because of the charities’ persistent failure to meet their annual return obligations. More>>

57 Million Users' Data: Uber Breach "Utterly Preventatable"

Cybersecurity leader Centrify says the Uber data breach of 57 million customer and driver records - which the ride-hailing company hid for more than a year - was “utterly preventable”. More>>

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

Having A Cow? Dairy Product Prices Slide For Fourth Straight Auction

Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, retreating for the fourth straight auction amid signs of increased production... Whole milk powder fell 2.7 percent to US$2,778 a tonne. More>>

ALSO:

Statistics: Butter At Record $5.67/Block; High Vegetable Prices

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. More>>

ALSO:

Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Bill Bennett on Tech