Travel management company Corporate Traveler will introduce its new hotel booking tool within its Melon online platform to UK customers later this year.
The new hotel booking platform within Melon uses HotelHub technology and has already been implemented for Corporate Traveler consultants and clients in the US and Canada.
TMC, owned by Flight Centre, now plans to integrate HotelHub’s API online booking tool connection and agent booking solution in the UK by the end of September, followed by South Africa during the last quarter of 2022.
HotelHub’s technology aggregates hotel content from multiple GDS and non-GDS channels into a single interface for agents. It also standardizes rates and room types across these channels to avoid duplication. Customers’ preferred hotel programs and all negotiated corporate rates can also be integrated into the system.
Melon also uses HotelHub’s API to connect to the customer’s preferred online booking tool so travelers and bookers have access to the same hotel content and booking experience.
The partnership with Corporate Traveler follows Flight Center Travel Group’s decision last year to select HotelHub to provide a global hotel reservation and distribution solution for its corporate travel brands.
Eric Meierhans, Chief Commercial Officer of HotelHub, said: “Feedback from business travel consultants using the technology has been overwhelmingly positive and they have been impressed with the ease of navigation, speed of bookings and payment integration. virtual in the solution.
Chris Lynes, Senior Vice President of Corporate Traveler Americas, added, “Investing in technology has been a priority for Corporate Traveler to ensure we provide the best support for our customers’ travel programs.