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18 November 2010
HRS is one of only five Internet shops rated "very good"
COMPUTER BILD magazine gives thumbs up to HRS Terms & Conditions. HRS was one of only five tested Web sites that received the grade "1" and were thus rated "very good". This put HRS in the top spot among travel and hotel booking providers. The Computer Bild test assessed the General Terms & Conditions of 57 online shops and services.
16 September 2010
HRS receives double award
"Travel Industry Manager 2010"
"Best Marketing Campaign 2010"
The Travel Industry Club chose HRS Managing Director Tobias Ragge as one of the top three travel-industry managers of 2010.
The HRS marketing campaign was also named in the top three in the Best Marketing Campaign 2010 category.
5 March 2010
HRS wins IT INNOVATION PRIZE 2010
Prize-winning solutions for mobile hotel-booking: HRS has been awarded the Initiative Mittelstand IT INNOVATION PRIZE. Thanks to its mobile hotel-booking solutions, HRS was able to overcome some 2000 fellow entrants to win the "mobile" category in the national competition.
29 January 2010
HRS ranked top by German consumer watchdog
Consumer magazine Stiftung Warentest tested the hotel evaluation functions of six booking portals and seven evaluation portals for its 2/2010 issue. HRS was ranked "good" in both the 'Evaluation Input' and 'Hotel Information' categories, putting it in the top spot overall in the comparison of booking portals. With a score of 2.2 in the 'Evaluation Input' category (1 being excellent and 6 poor), HRS was head and shoulders ahead of its direct competitors, while a 2.1 rating in the 'Hotel Information' category put it in even better position.
3 November 2009
HRS named 'brand of the century'
HRS has been awarded the Markenpreis der Deutschen Standards prize and is therefore one of Germany's 'brands of the century'. This year the panel also considered online brands for the first time. The selected companies are portrayed in the 16th, fully-revised and expanded edition of the best-selling directory 'Marken des Jahhunderts'.
26 October 2009
HRS becomes the world's first hotel portal in the App Store
It's the perfect service for when you're travelling: HRS now enables iPhone™ users to make bookings easily while on the road – no matter where they are. The Cologne-based company has become the first hotel reservation company worldwide to develop a special program for the versatile iPhone™. The application is now available at the App Store and can be downloaded onto the device free of charge.
23 October 2009
HRS is Germany's most popular hotel portal
Nielsen NetRating has found that HRS is the undisputed leader among Germany's online hotel booking portals. Europe's leading hotel-booking specialist currently occupies the third place in the latest Nielsen ranking of Germany's most far-reaching travel Web sites, a ranking that leaves all other specialist online hotel-booking providers far behind.
22 October 2009
KDS's corporate customers benefit from direct access to HRS hotel database
Hotel booking and travel expense management from a single source. The customers of KDS, Europe's leading provider of integrated travel and expense management systems, now have access to the entire HRS database of hotels. And because HRS has been integrated directly into the KDS travel management solution, there is no extra charge for use. KDS Corporate customers therefore have at their disposal the largest non-GDS-based range of hotels, and can select, compare and immediately book 250,000 hotels in 180 countries.
25 August 2009
Online services are in fashion: 20,000 companies put their faith in HRS
More and companies are looking to transparency and standardisation as a way to save money. They are therefore turning to HRS for their hotel bookings. As a result, the number of companies that regularly use the leading online hotel portal to book themselves accommodation for business trips, conferences and group travel has now risen to 20,000.
13 July 2009
Search and book: suchen.de cooperates with HRS
Suchen.de, the local search engine for Germany, now offers its users another practical service: the hotels they find using suchen.de can be booked directly through HRS.
9 July 2009
Interface for external channel management on HRS
HRS now offers its partner hotels an XML interface. The company has thereby opened itself up to external channel management systems like, for example, channel direct, cultuzz, DIRS21 and Rate Tiger. Hoteliers who use "channel manager" systems to adapt their prices and capacities can therefore use these to work quickly and reliably with HRS.
22 June 2009
HRS goes iGoogle
The personalised iGoogle homepage has a new useful gadget. From now on, Google users can add the HRS hotel search function to their personal iGoogle page and therefore bring HRS's entire range of hotel-related services to their computer screen. The new tool provides fast, simple access to the HRS global electronic hotel reservation system containing more than 230,000 hotels in all categories in 180 countries.
29 May 2009
Net Promoter Score B2B prize goes to HRS
HRS has won the special Net Promoter Score B2B 2009 prize for its outstanding recommendation rate by corporate customers. The Net Promoter score is an index that gauges how likely it is that a customer will recommend a company or service to others. HRS notched up a sensational 98-percent promotion rate among surveyed corporate customers in a poll to find Germany's most customer-oriented service provider; a proportion that far outstripped all other rivals in the sector.
20 April 2009
Better occupancy levels for hotel chains
Europe's leading online hotel reservation portal has a new marketing opportunity for hotel chains that are keen to increase their occupancy levels. HRS is introducing a "hotel chains" category to the HRS theme hotel area of its site. The move gives powerful hotel chains a permanent presence on HRS and enables them to present all the hotels in a particular brand as well as their special advantages and characteristics in detail. This will also help customers look specifically for hotels in a preferred chain.
17 March 2009
HRS's improved Hotel Self-Administration tool optimises occupancy levels
HRS has enlisted the help of the hotel industry to develop an even better Hotel Self-Administration tool (HSA3). The new version offers hoteliers plenty of new ways to use www.hrs.de to address potential guests in an even more targeted manner and increase the turnover at their hotel. Prices and availability are also now easier to manage on the HRS system. As such hoteliers have more flexibility and can shape their presence on HRS even more individually.
11 March 2009
New: HRS teams up with Avis and Sixt to offer car rental on www.HRS.de
Thanks to an alliance with Sixt and Avis, two of the world's leading car rental firms, HRS now also offers car hire. HRS's customers can therefore now book their hotel accommodation and reserve their hire car directly on www.hrs.de. Users who have already chosen a suitable hotel will also have a link to the two rent-a-car partners on their booking confirmation.
10 March 2009
HRS launches special Web solution for the iPhone™
More choice at the flick of a wrist: HRS has developed a special application for the all-singing, all-dancing iPhone™. Users of Apple's popular multifunctional mobile phone now have access to some 230,000 hotels worldwide. And it goes without saying that the app is as intuitive as any other iPhone™ function.
9 March 2009
FutureHotel: HRS supports predictive survey
The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) is conducting a research project entitled "FutureHotel: Visions and Solutions for the Hotels of Tomorrow" and conducted to look into current trends and their possible effects on the hotels of the future. HRS is a key partner in this research project, in part by gathering the required data. Thanks to its many years' experience in the field, HRS is also perfectly placed to supply facts and figures about the domestic and international hotel industry and provide subject-specific know-how and benchmarks.
4 March 2009
HRS opens offices in Rome and Istanbul
HRS is continually expanding abroad. Against the backdrop of its constantly growing internationalisation, Europe's most successful online hotel reservation service has now opened offices in Rome and Istanbul. The move represents the latest step in the company's resolute expansion strategy. After all, the online hotel booking specialist has had branches in Shanghai, London, Paris and Warsaw for several years now.
2 March 2009
New HRS application for the BlackBerry
If you own a BlackBerry®, you now have access to 230,000 hotels worldwide when you're travelling. HRS, Europe's leading online hotel reservation portal, has teamed up with Research in Motion (RIM), one of the world's leading manufacturers of smartphones, to create a new application for the BlackBerry®. This application gives BlackBerry® users access to the entire range of services offered through HRS, including the site's extensive hotel searching and booking functions. That means it's now easier than ever for business travellers to book accommodation when they're away from the office.
27 February 2009
Global hotel booking available at 1000 Deutsche Telekom multimedia terminals
The 230,000 hotels on the worldwide HRS database can now be booked at more than 1000 Deutsche Telekom multimedia terminals in German cities. The terminals are situated precisely where visitors to an unfamiliar city are likely to need them most: at busy locations like train stations, airports and pedestrian precincts in Germany's major cities. Simply click on the "Travel" category to obtain free access to the services of Europe's leading online hotel reservation portal.
3 February 2009
DasÖrtliche mobile portal offering free hotel booking through HRS
DasÖrtliche has become the only provider in Germany to enable users of its mobile directory enquiries portal (mobil.dasoertliche.de) to book hotels free of charge through HRS. Users who search the DasÖrtliche site for hotels on their mobile phone are now automatically pointed to HRS hotels. Clicking on one of these hotels makes a freephone call to the HRS call centre, where the hotel can be booked directly. And if the desired hotel is already fully booked, the hotel-booking experts HRS can find a suitable alternative quickly and easily.
2 February 2009
HRS wins Business Travel World Award 2009
Europe's leading online hotel reservation portal has been presented with the coveted Business Travel World Award 2009 in the 'Hotel Booking Agents' category. The award ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, is considered one of the most important events held by the industry.
19 January 2009
HRS receives Business Traveller Award for the fifth time
HRS continues to be honoured for its efforts. The company has again been presented with the renowned Business Traveller Award. For no less than the fifth time, readers of the independent Business Traveller trade magazine voted the hotel booking specialists from Cologne into first place in the 'Best Internet Offer Travel Providers' category and named HRS the overall winner for providing the 'Best Internet Offer'.
13 January 2009
HRS cooperates with Garmin
"Seek and ye shall find". That's a phrase that applies not only to hotels, but also to two new partners: HRS and Garmin. Thanks to a new cooperation agreement between Europe's leading online hotel reservation portal and the global market leader in mobile navigation solutions respectively, hotel data can now be transferred directly from the HRS Web site to Garmin navigation devices.
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