Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a global direct connectivity agreement with hotel booking agent Hotelzon.
The deal means IHG can distribute its hotel rooms through Hotelzon directly to corporate and agency customers.
According to Hotelzon, the benefits to IHG include a reduction in the cost of booking and a fully automated process.
Jani Kaskinen, CEO of Hotelzon, said: “This is fantastic news to have IHG come on board. The brand’s reservations system will see an immediate benefit from the partnership and will save hotels significant money by cutting out the middle man.”
Hotelzon’s hotel booking system, which offers availability, prices and bookings, includes more than 100,000 hotels worldwide.