Which Travel Search Engine Searches More Hotels?

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Australian owned, web 2.0 hotel price comparison website HotelsCombined.com has come out on top in the industry study carried out by 4hoteliers.com.

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...that HotelsCombined.com far out searches other travel search aggregator sites. That is to say, they search the most individual hotels (for most cities).

HotelsCombined.com has come first in research carried out by hospitality and travel news site 4hoteliers.com.

The survey conducted looks at the world's 10 most visited cities: Paris, London, Barcelona, New York, Beijing, Rome, Mexico City, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Moscow, and at the number of hotel results returned by five leading travel search engines: Kayak.com, TripAdvisor.com, Nextag.com, Sidestep.com and HotelsCombined.com.

4hoteliers findings showed "...that HotelsCombined.com far out searches other travel search aggregator sites. That is to say, they search the most individual hotels (for most cities)."

Upon hearing the results, Michael Doubinski, Business Development Manager at Hotelscombined.com has commented, "It doesn't come as a surprise that we compare more hotels than others. Our past success includes hotel reservation websites HotelClub.com and RatesToGo.com, now part of the Travelport group, so we have joined the travel meta-search environment with solid industry experience." and "The comparison search market is very complex even comparison shopping experts PriceGrabber.com have had to shut down their travel section. So to me, only the companies with the best technical knowledge and industry experience can survive, and we have both."

He also said, "We are already the leader in terms of usability. We have more hotels, more hotel information from compared sites than any other website. All of which is easily accessible on a single hotel page, and within a smart Web 2.0 interface."

The findings can be viewed at: http://www.4hoteliers.com/4hots_nshw.php?mwi=3582

HotelsCombined under "Honourable Mentions" in Web 2.0 Awards:

Tim Hughes' (Commercial Director at Orbitz Worldwide, HotelClub.com) blog post about HotelsCombined participation in the TravelTech summit:
ABOUT HOTELSCOMBINED (http://www.hotelscombined.com):

Hotels Combined is a unique free tool that searches over 30 major hotel reservation websites simultaneously. This eliminates the need to search websites one by one in order to compare prices and availability. Searching is done in real-time so that results show only the latest pricing and availability. Any website that successfully joins HotelsCombined Affiliate Program is allowed to reuse this technology. HotelsCombined is headquartered in Sydney and was founded in 2005. It is run by former senior managers and head IT staff of HotelClub.com and RatesToGo.com websites. For more information, please visit http://www.hotelscombined.com.

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