Exclusively Hotels continues European Expansion

April 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Norwegian VIA Ferieverden (“VIA”) has signed a three year partnership agreement with Exclusively Hotels who will provide VIA with its unique reservation platform for travel agents. As one of the most recognized brands in Norway, VIA is a valued partner for Exclusively Hotels. VIA is the largest leisure travel agent in Norway, with 43 offices throughout the country and a turnover in 2005 of approximately GBP 72 million. The Exclusively Hotels reservation platform will provide VIA’s travel consultants with access to over 57,000 hotels in 7,500 destinations worldwide, with guaranteed availability and instant booking confirmation for their clients.

Karin Arnesen, Managing Director of VIA said, “VIA recognizes the demand from our customers for booking hotels with instant confirmation, a greater choice of hotels, and competitive prices. In order to give the client a better offer than they can find elsewhere it was imperative for us to find a hotel booking system that could satisfy these demands. We believe we have found such a supplier in Exclusively Hotels.”

Exclusively Hotels was chosen by VIA in the face of tough competition from other major hotel suppliers. Product Manager Charles Martin said, “Exclusively Hotels has integrated its brand with a wide variety of global travel and media sites. The key to our success is understanding our partners’ needs and delivering significant revenues above and beyond our partners’ expectations. We welcome the opportunity to work alongside VIA and will continue to develop our products and services to meet customer demands.”

About VIA Ferieverden
VIA Ferieverden is part of the VIA Group AS and most of the offices are members of the VIA Travel chain which is focused on business travellers. VIA Ferieverden is Norway’s biggest travel agency chain and in 2005 it had a turnover of GPB 72 million. VIA Group had a combined yearly turnover of GBP 542 million. VIA Ferieverden has more than 40 agencies in Norway, from Mandal in the south to Kirkenes in the north.

About Exclusively Hotels
Exclusively Hotels provides travel solutions to airlines, portals, and travel companies. Recognized as an established and quality player in the global market it has a proven track record in working in many different distribution channels. Exclusively Hotels has partnerships with many market leaders in the travel industry, including Uniglobe, STA, Hotell.no, Transavia, Cyprus Airways and Iceland Express. Exclusively Hotels is part of the TotalStayGroup, the parent company of three exciting and innovative online accommodation booking services providing solutions for consumers, affiliates, and travel agents. Its brands include www.exclusivelyhotels.com – Exclusively for Travel Agents TM, www.hotelpronto.com – The World of Hotel Deals TM and www.totalstay.com – The Hotel Shop.