Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Gets Connected
Hotel group signs distribution agreement with Destinations of the World
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s fastest growing hotel groups, announces the signing of a dynamic distribution partnership with Destinations of the World (DOTW). The agreement, signed at the Arabian Travel Market today, will see Carlson Rezidor’s collection of six global brands and 1,100 operating hotels, sold via DOTW’s worldwide network of over 450,000 points of sales.
DOTW is a B2B distributor that prides itself on its industry leading technology. Its capability to develop new methods of distribution and flexibility to offer direct connectivity with Carlson Rezidor is due to its proprietary system DOTWconnect which is designed, built and continuously enhanced by its team of developers. This agreement will allow DOTW to pull dynamic rates and inventory directly from Carlson Rezidor reservation system thereby increasing availability and adding incremental growth to the hotel groups business.
Yigit Sezgin, Global Director of Sales and Marketing at the Rezidor Hotel Group commented, ‘We’re delighted to announce our first ever dynamic pricing agreement with a wholesaler. We believe that this partnership is critical as we look to expand our distribution around the world. In addition, the processes, security and technology that DOTW operates, is not only beneficial to us it’s also a great benefit to the travel trade.
Connecting into DOTW’s automated system means that we will automatically increase the inventory available from a small pool of a 100 hotels to over a 1,000. It’s truly a win win situation.”
"We are delighted to add Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s six hotel brands with the addition of dynamic rates and inventory distribution," said Keith Fernandez, Group Managing Director, Destinations of the World. "Our partnership with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group provides our customers with seamless access to another renowned hotel operator and its wide-ranging offering of hotels globally as well as the best available rates. This direct connect partnership with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is another significant step and adds an additional 1,100 hotels to our portfolio, to best meet the needs of our distribution to over 450,000 points of sale globally."
About the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 80 countries, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites ByCarlsonSM, Park Inn by Radisson, Hotel Missoni and Park Plaza®). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club Carlson, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, and Brussels, Belgium.
About Destinations of the World:
Destinations of the World (DOTW) is a leading global travel industry wholesaler with a network of 21 offices in 16 countries worldwide including over 400 multilingual professional staff providing sales, operations, finance and IT support to their travel trade clients around the globe.
DOTWconnect, DOTW's state of the art Online Reservation System, currently connects over 450,000 travel agents as well as tour operators, airlines, wholesalers and OTA's worldwide to suppliers in more than 7,000 cities around the globe. DOTWconnect`s key successful features include XML, White Labelling, controlled Online Contracting and Supplier extranet. Launched in February 2008, v2.0 was launched only one year later and dynamic feature updates are constant to meet the growing needs of our expanding markets and customers.
For more information about Destinations of the World please visit www.dotw.com