March 30, 2009
HostelWorld.com, the leading provider of online reservations to the budget accommodation sector today announces a new partnership with easyJet, the UK's largest airline. The new partnership will provide hostels, B&B and guesthouse accommodation for easyJet's 45 million passengers.
The partnership will mean that easyJet customers have access to Hostelworld.com's vast inventory of over 20,000 properties in 170 countries worldwide, including all easyJet destinations, just by logging onto easyJet.com. Reservations are secured easily and instantly by paying a 10% deposit, with the balance paid on arrival, making the process of finding safe, good value accommodation simple. The new service will be promoted via the easyJet homepage and dynamically via the customer's flight confirmation screen. The partnership will also allow easyJet customers access to photos and map searches as well as viewing user reviews and ratings to make an informed choice.
The collaboration between easyJet and HostelWorld.com could not have come at a more appropriate time where the current economic climate has people constantly looking for ways to save money on their travels without compromising on quality. Hostelworld.com has an extensive B&B inventory throughout Europe, offering customers the opportunity to book into a more traditional type lodging whilst exploring their holiday destination. Hostels are now the accommodation of choice for people of all ages, not just the 20-something backpacker, with many offering private rooms, ensuite bathrooms, free internet, pools, bars and restaurants along with a unique social experience and excellent locations.
Andy Harrison easyJet's Chief Executive said:
"It is wonderful to have Hostelworld.com on board with easyJet. The partnership will strengthen our ongoing commitment to provide excellent value travel products with the care and convenience that customers are seeking in these current economic times".
Feargal Mooney Hostelworld.com Chief Executive added:
"We are delighted to announce our partnership with such a well established low-fares airline as easyJet. As market leaders in the budget accommodation sector Hostelworld.com will be providing easyJet customers with the ideal solution for making travel even more affordable. Combine quality budget accommodation with easyJet's low airfares and users have the perfect budget travel solution. Hostelworld.com offers hostel, B&B and guesthouse accommodation in all easyJet destinations as we continue our efforts to bring great value accommodation to millions of people".
www.hostelworld.com is the leading provider of online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market. It offers confirmed online reservations for over 20,000 hostels, B&B's, Guesthouses and budget hotels in 170 countries worldwide. Furthermore Hostelworld.com operates an affiliate program and has successful relationships with over 3000 distribution partners, including many of the worlds leading brands. The site also offers budget travellers over 2 million user reviews, videos, free podcasts, customised city guides, a travel social network and more. Hostelworld.com is headquartered in Dublin and is fully owned and operated by Web Reservations International Ltd
easyJet is Europe's leading low-fares airline, currently operating 171 aircraft on 416 routes between 110 airports in 27 countries. easyJet carried 45 million passengers in the past 12 months.
easyJet flies to:
Aberdeen, Ajaccio, Alicante, Almeria, Amsterdam, Asturias, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Basel, Bastia, Belfast, Berlin, Biarritz, Bilbao, Birmingham, Bodrum, Bordeaux, Bournemouth, Brindisi, Bristol, Budapest, Brussels, Bucharest, Catania, Cagliari, Cologne, Copenhagen, Corfu, Casablanca, Dalaman, Dortmund, Dubrovnik, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Faro, Fuerteventura, Geneva, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Gran Canaria, Grenoble, Hamburg, Helsinki, Heraklion, Hurghada, Ibiza, Innsbruck, Inverness, Istanbul, Jersey, Krakow, Lamezia Terme, Larnaca, Lanzarote, La Rochelle, Lisbon, Liverpool, Ljubljana, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Lyon, Madeira, Madrid, Mahon, Malaga, Malta, Manchester, Marrakech, Marseille, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Montpellier, Munich, Murcia, Mykonos, Nantes, Naples, Newcastle, Nice, Olbia, Palermo, Palma, Paphos, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Pisa, Porto, Prague, Rhodes, Rome, Salzburg, Santorini, Sharm El Sheik, Sofia, Split, Stockholm, Tangier, Tallinn, Tenerife, Thessaloniki, Toulouse, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich.