Orbitz Worldwide said Friday it has reached
a distribution agreement with NH Hoteles, based in Madrid, to make
the European hotel chain's inventory available across multiple
The company said NH
Hoteles' inventory will be available at Orbitz.com, Cheaptickets, ebookers and HotelClub.
NH Hoteles operates
341 hotels that provide some 49,500 rooms in 21 countries in
Europe, South America and Africa.
Brian Hoyt, an
Orbitz spokesman, said the move helps grow non-air revenue and
increases merchant hotel inventory, both high on Orbitz' list of
business objectives for 2008.
"As we work to
build out our international inventory, this agreement with NH
Hoteles provides our customers with more lodging options across
Europe in key destinations," Peggy Bianco, vice president of global
hotel supplier relations for Orbitz, said in a release. "The
addition of this inventory demonstrates our company's commitment to
growth globally for both our suppliers and customers who do
business with us everyday."
Inigo Onieva, chief
of marketing and e-distribution for NH Hoteles, said in a statement
that the partnership will open "a whole new group of
internationally-based savvy travelers who can now experience our
world-class hotel properties."
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