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Bookassist and Hotelguide to power online bookings for over 1200 Czech hotels

By Des O'Mahony | On Wed, July 29, 2009

Dublin-based technology firm BOOKASSIST (bookassist.org) and Prague-based communications company MEDIATEL, spol. s r.o. (mediatel.cz) have announced a comprehensive partnership agreement to bring Bookassist online booking technology to over 1200 hotels in Mediatel’s HotelGuide portfolio.

Mediatel’s HotelGuide is one of the largest travel guide publishers and travel portals (hotelguide.cz) for the Czech Republic featuring over 1200 directly contracted hotels and is one of Mediatel’s primary assets in the travel sector. Mediatel is an information and database specialist operating the Yellow Pages directories for all regions of the Czech Republic as well as providing advertising and direct marketing services and the distribution of telephone directories. The company was founded in 1991 and belongs to the European Directories S.A. publishing group (originally, the YBR Group), which brings together the directory book publishers in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Sweden and Gibraltar. Across all regions, the company interacts with some 7000 hotels in its operations.



“We are pleased to form this cooperation with Bookassist in order to bring the Bookassist booking platform to our hotel clients and our online HotelGuide.cz portal. This represents a real opportunity for HotelGuide to build on its position as a leading company in the hospitality segment and we look forward to extending this cooperation to other Mediatel products in the future”, said Radim Knobloch, Director of HotelGuide.

According to Jaromir Pazout, Operations Manager at Bookassist Czech Republic, the agreement with Mediatel gives Bookassist access to the majority of Czech hotels, while simultaneously allowing Hotelguide.cz to improve their online services to those clients. “It’s a significant advantage for both parties to the agreement and I have no doubt it will be very successful for both. With Bookassist’s award-winning online booking technology and Hotelguide’s industry-leading hotel database we believe that Hotelguide.cz will be soon the leading online channel for accommodation in the Czech Republic and Central Europe”

“We are delighted that Mediatel has chosen Bookassist as a partner. Bookassist excels when it comes to local customer support and Czech speaking representatives and this has been an important factor in the decision for Mediatel,” added Jaroslav Tibitanzl, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bookassist Czech Republic.

Bookassist® creates and manages online strategies for hotels and groups and is the industry-leading hotel booking engine and online strategy provider in Ireland. Bookassist is expanding rapidly abroad with additional offices in Spain, France, Czech Republic, Scotland, Italy, Poland and Austria and a client base of thousands of hotels. A Deloitte Fast 50 Technology Company winner in Ireland and recently in the Top 100 Deloitte Technology Companies in Europe, Bookassist has received numerous awards in Online Trade, Online Marketing, and Technological Innovation including the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Award for online trade.

Dublin-based technology firm BOOKASSIST (bookassist.org) and Prague-based communications company MEDIATEL, spol. s r.o. (mediatel.cz) have announced a comprehensive partnership agreement to bring Bookassist online booking technology to over 1200 hotels in Mediatel’s HotelGuide portfolio.

Mediatel’s HotelGuide is one of the largest travel guide publishers and travel portals (hotelguide.cz) for the Czech Republic featuring over 1200 directly contracted hotels and is one of Mediatel’s primary assets in the travel sector. Mediatel is an information and database specialist operating the Yellow Pages directories for all regions of the Czech Republic as well as providing advertising and direct marketing services and the distribution of telephone directories. The company was founded in 1991 and belongs to the European Directories S.A. publishing group (originally, the YBR Group), which brings together the directory book publishers in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Sweden and Gibraltar. Across all regions, the company interacts with some 7000 hotels in its operations.



“We are pleased to form this cooperation with Bookassist in order to bring the Bookassist booking platform to our hotel clients and our online HotelGuide.cz portal. This represents a real opportunity for HotelGuide to build on its position as a leading company in the hospitality segment and we look forward to extending this cooperation to other Mediatel products in the future”, said Radim Knobloch, Director of HotelGuide.

According to Jaromir Pazout, Operations Manager at Bookassist Czech Republic, the agreement with Mediatel gives Bookassist access to the majority of Czech hotels, while simultaneously allowing Hotelguide.cz to improve their online services to those clients. “It’s a significant advantage for both parties to the agreement and I have no doubt it will be very successful for both. With Bookassist’s award-winning online booking technology and Hotelguide’s industry-leading hotel database we believe that Hotelguide.cz will be soon the leading online channel for accommodation in the Czech Republic and Central Europe”

“We are delighted that Mediatel has chosen Bookassist as a partner. Bookassist excels when it comes to local customer support and Czech speaking representatives and this has been an important factor in the decision for Mediatel,” added Jaroslav Tibitanzl, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bookassist Czech Republic.

Bookassist® creates and manages online strategies for hotels and groups and is the industry-leading hotel booking engine and online strategy provider in Ireland. Bookassist is expanding rapidly abroad with additional offices in Spain, France, Czech Republic, Scotland, Italy, Poland and Austria and a client base of thousands of hotels. A Deloitte Fast 50 Technology Company winner in Ireland and recently in the Top 100 Deloitte Technology Companies in Europe, Bookassist has received numerous awards in Online Trade, Online Marketing, and Technological Innovation including the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Award for online trade.


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