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Berlin Information Group partners with NetHotels to bring
online English-language hotel booking service to Berlin
Berlin, Dec 19, 2000 -- Berlin Information Group (BIG), the leading English-language city information service for Germany's capital, has teamed up with Vienna-based NetHotels to expand BIG´s services on its city information portal berlinfo.com. The service allows users to search available hotels by region, date, or hotel name and book directly online, quickly and hastle-free. For users without internet access, the service can also be accessed by telephone at ++49-30-2824883.
CEO of Berlin Information Group, Mr. Jackson Bond, said "We are pleased to be working with such an international partner and European market leader in online hotel bookings. This is exactly the kind of customer-friendly service, customer with a capital C, that Berlin needs to help promote Berlin to international visitors. We strive to help boost Berlin's international visitor quota to between 30 and 35 percent, closer to the 50 percent found in other major European capitals, by the end of 2001. NetHotels should help tremendously in this endeavour."
About Berlin Information Group (BIG), www.berlinfo.com
BIG is an independent Internet-based, travel and local information management and consulting company offering an English-language information service for and about Berlin. Their first online product berlinfo.com, launched 22 Aug 2000, has since become the leading online international city information platform for Berlin. BIG aims to make Berlin and other European cities more accessible and therefore more attractive for both residents and visitors from around the world. BIG's market strength is comprehensive, well-researched and reliable information gathered by a network of international resident experts, reporting on the best English-speaking tax-advisors to the most authentic Thai food and the most enjoyable theatres, from setting up business here to sending your kids to the right international schools.
About NetHotels: www.nethotels.com
NetHotels.com is a fast-growing internet company specialising in online hotel booking. It has built up a database of more than 4,000 hotels, of which more than 400 hotels directly enter their online room availability within the NetHotels.com system. NetHotels.com markets hotels via its website (www.nethotels.com), and through an increasing number of distribution channels, including tourist boards, affiliates, and hotel websites. NetHotels.com´s strengths are strong local presence, comprehensive hotel coverage in its destinations, and preferential hotel relationships to secure room inventory. NetHotels.com began in 1995 in Austria, is already in the UK, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary and Costa Rica, and will be expanding to Spain, Italy, France, Slovenia, Caribbean and Mexico.