Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Signs Up For Commission-free Online Distribution With

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Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Signs Up for Commission-Free Online Distribution With

MIAMI, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts cuts online distribution costs and increases online 

          booking revenue for its hotels in the Americas by joining  [Barcelo Hotels & Resorts], one of the world's top hospitality and

travel companies with 34 all-inclusive hotels and more than 10,000 guestrooms in Latin America

and the Caribbean, and [], operator of the

world's only free online distribution network for the hotel industry, have entered into a strategic

partnership for online distribution in the Americas. 


    This rapidly expanding Spanish hotel chain will be able to use's easy Free Hotel Profile tool.  At absolutely no cost, hotels are able to

upload as much information and media as desired, manage and 

update their profiles as often as necessary, and receive direct traffic to and 

bookings on their own hotel websites. 


    "We approached after reading about their new  

commission-free model in the press.  The model just makes sense for the 

industry and is long overdue.  The timing with the economy is just perfect as 

we are definitely looking for ways to reduce distribution costs.  We are 

really looking forward to a successful partnership with," said Miquel Moya,

Director of Costumer Relationship & Ecommerce.


    "Barcelo's commitment to work with is confirmation that 

we are doing something right," said Ashwin Kamlani, CEO,  

"We are extremely proud of the fact that the most prestigious hotel chains from all over the

world are embracing our commission-free distribution model.  

The more hotels and hotel chains that participate with us, the more effective 

we will be in driving traffic and bookings, and in reducing distribution costs 

for the hotel industry.  That is what will make us a successful company and the future looks very

promising for and the hotel industry."


    For more information on how to join and benefit from commission-free

online distribution, send an email to: 


    About Barcelo Hotels & Resorts: Barcelo Hotels & Resorts is among the world's top 30

hospitality and travel companies, and it is renowned for its 

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well-established European tradition of excellence in service and amenities. The Company has a

growing presence in Latin America with 34 all-inclusive hotels and more than 10,000

guestrooms in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

    Barcelo was established in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 1931 first as a transportation

company, and then as a hotel and travel company. It is a family 

owned, privately held hospitality company renowned for 75 years of service excellence and

innovative spirit in the tourism industry. The Company owns, 

manages or franchises hotels in 14 countries with more than 30,000 rooms 

worldwide. Barcelo Hotels & Resorts are located in key European cities and resorts, in North

America, Africa, and in Latin America and the Caribbean. For 

more information on Barcelo Hotels & Resorts visit  

    About, founded by Danish 

entrepreneur Morten Sondergaard, operates the world's first and only free online distribution

network for the hotel industry.  Ashwin Kamlani, formerly 

Global VP of Distribution with Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts, was selected as CEO 

of in March 2008 and is based in the Company's Miami office.    



    Jenny Pimentel  





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