Hotels.com celebrates 20 Years
Leading worldwide hotel accommodation provider launches special anniversary deals
Travellers around the world will join the birthday celebrations with Hotels.com over the next few weeks as the global hotel expert launches 20 days of prizes and 20 days of outstanding deals as part of the worldwide activity to mark its 20th anniversary.
?Twenty years is quite a milestone for an internet company and we are delighted to reach this milestone,? said Johan Svanstrom, Managing Director and Vice President, Asia Pacific for Hotels.com.
?Hotels.com has been operating in Asia for nine years, and we are proud of what we have achieved in this competitive market. From day one, we have wanted to provide travellers in the Asia Pacific region with a wide range of quality accommodation options. And, as Hotels.com continues to grow in the region we will continue to innovate so Hotels.com is the place for travellers to research and book their accommodation,? he said.
The company began life in 1991 when its founders began Hotel Reservations Network (HRN) providing discount prices via a toll-free line in the US. The first move onto the internet was in 1996 when the company became one of the early adopters of the new technology. The Hotels.com name appeared in 2002, the same year that the UK site was launched, and the company now has more than 75 sites around the world, offering a choice of 140,000 hotels ranging from 5-star luxury properties to B&Bs.
Hotels.com?s great birthday deals will provide travelers with a range of ?Stay for 5 nights and pay for 4? or ?Stay 4 nights and pay for 3? offers around the world for 20 days until August 20th, 2011.
There are also daily draws for prizes of weekend breaks which can be won by registering for the competition on the Hotels.com website until August 20th, 2011.