HOTEL BOOKING AGENCY and aspiring travel management company Expotel has become the latest organisation to sign up booking technology specialist Conferma.
The long-term supply contract follows hard on the heels of a similar deal with Portman Travel.
Paul Raymond, Conferma's director of strategic relationships, said: "We are delighted to have Expotel as a long-term partner. This clearly demonstrates that Conferma not only meets customer's objectives but is able to solve key issues that corporations and agencies face in the current challenging business environment."
Meanwhile Hillgate Travel - a long-time Conferma client - has integrated Conferma's web service API (application programming interface) into its proprietary self-booking tool, FreeWay.
The API enables Hillgate to harvest content from multiple sources and then provide a single view of rates and content for more than 110,000 properties worldwide.
Hillgate's IT director Mark Bull said: "We plan to develop our hotel offering further, and having such a sophisticated tool integrate so quickly with our own booking platform has given us the inventory we need, with minimum development overhead."