September 02, 2010
Market leading budget accommodation provider and online flight comparison expert make travel more affordable
Hostelworld.com the world's number one hostel booking site is delighted to announce its partnership with cheap flight comparison website, Skyscanner.net. The partnership is part of Hostelworld.com's ongoing strategy to significantly enhance site functionality and user experience for its customers.
Skyscanner's comprehensive flight search tool will provide Hostelworld.com customers with comparisons on over 670,000 cheap flights across 600 different airlines. Commenting on the partnership Frank Skivington, Skyscanner's Director of Sales & Marketing, said: "We are extremely excited to be rolling out our technology with such a hugely successful travel brand. Our monthly flight search tool is perfect for Hostelworld.com customers looking for the cheapest flights as users don't have to specify dates or even destinations."
"The breadth of the Hostelworld.com customer base also presents a real opportunity for Skyscanner as they book online reservations for over 25,000 hostels and budget hotels in 180 countries worldwide".
Santina Doherty, VP of Commercial Development with Hostelworld.com said "We are delighted to announce our partnership with Skyscanner. Their comprehensive flight search tool will provide our customers with the added value of being able to search for cheap flights whilst booking accommodation, making travel even more affordable".
Ms. Doherty continued "This partnership further strengthens our commitment to our customers by providing them with the best possible tools for planning and booking independent travel".
Skyscanner is a leading travel search site comparing flight prices for over 670,000 routes on over 600 airlines, as well as car hire, hotel and holiday price comparison.
The global market leader for over 10 years, Hostelworld.com is the leading provider of online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market. It offers confirmed online reservations for over 25,000 hostels and budget hotels in 180 countries worldwide. The site also offers budget travellers a Travel Store, over 3 million user reviews, free travel videos, podcasts, customized 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 (WRI) www.hostelworld.com/press