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."
Founded in 2000, Wotif.com (
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.