SYDNEY, 13 October 2011 – HotelClub.com, a leading global accommodation booking website and travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), today unveiled a host of new site features and functionality – including improved search results, map view, virtual tours, a streamlined booking process and a more generous Member Rewards loyalty program – as part of its completed migration to the Orbitz Worldwide global technology platform. Through the enhanced Member Rewards program, members now receive up to seven percent back on every booking that can be applied to any future hotel bookings globally made on HotelClub.
“The new and improved HotelClub website makes it easier for our members to find, plan and book the right accommodation at the right time, all at the best price possible. We remain focused on delivering a world-class search and booking experience for our millions of members internationally,” said Jeremy Bellinghausen, President, HotelClub.
To celebrate the launch of the new website, HotelClub is launching its biggest promotion yet. Starting Monday, members will have access to Five Days of Fab Flash Sales to global destinations. Chosen for their instant recognition and iconic status as international hot spots, special hand-picked deals will be offered in London, Australia's Gold Coast, Las Vegas, Dubai and Bangkok. A different city and accompanying hotel deal will be revealed each day for five days in a row. To provide an additional incentive on the offers, all bookings made during the five days of flash sales will receive double member rewards, meaning that members could earn as much as 14 percent back on each booking.
“The HotelClub membership program first launched over 10 years ago and its simplicity combined with the ability to earn rewards on every booking is one of the reasons that travellers continue to book with us,” continued Bellinghausen. “As a global company, our member base is across all continents so it’s important we not only have the breadth of accommodation choices available in multiple languages and currencies, but that we also offer great deals and rewards.”
Travellers will continue to have access to HotelClub’s range of over 71,000 accommodation choices in over 7,400 cities in 141 countries worldwide, in 15 languages and 19 currencies.
All of this, plus the promise of HotelClub’s Best Price Guarantee ensures members that they can be confident that they are always getting the best possible deal when booking on HotelClub.com.
Today’s announcement marks an important milestone in the ongoing migration of Orbitz Worldwide’s consumer travel brands – ebookers in the UK and Europe and Orbitz and CheapTickets in the US – onto a single technology platform. The development of a single, unified technology platform allows Orbitz Worldwide to significantly improve the speed, flexibility and overall site experience for customers while vastly reducing the time required to test and deploy enhancements across all sites. New features and functionality can be tested and deployed in hours instead of weeks, allowing the company to more quickly adapt to changing market conditions, booking behaviours and new travel products and technologies.
HotelClub is a world leading global accommodation website, which was established in 1996. HotelClub provides over 71,000 accommodation choices in over 7,400 cities worldwide throughout 141 countries. Through its unique rewards program, HotelClub Rewards, members earn Member Rewards (1 Member Reward = 1 USD) of up to 7% of the value of every booking made which can then be redeemed on future hotel bookings. The company operates three websites – HotelClub.com, RatesToGo.com and AsiaHotels.com.
For further information: Claire Wong, PR Manager HotelClub +61 2 8263 5167 email@example.com