MERGER announced – HostelBookers & Hostelworld

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Big news finally announced after months of negotiation.

Check out statements from both companies so far and look out for individual press releases!

http://www.hostelbookers.com/content/press/web-reservations-international–wri–agrees-acquisition-of-hostelbookers/

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/wri-acquires-hostelbookers-1.1357196

 

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ACQUISITION of HostelBookers by WRI

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Check out statements from both companies and look out for individual press releases!

Here’s what can be said so far:

http://www.hostelbookers.com/content/press/web-reservations-international–wri–agrees-acquisition-of-hostelbookers/

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/wri-acquires-hostelbookers-1.1357196

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HostelBookers ‘Awards for Excellence’ 2013

Well – that time of year is upon us again, where we get to award all the best properties from around the world who work with us at HostelBookers! For the second year, I have had the honour of selecting the winners – a mind boggling task. So many excellent properties working hard to achieve their personal objectives of creating great brands and customer experiences.

The selection process took roughly 3 days and involved analysing a lot of data based largely on customer reviews. This year’s categories include Best Hostel Chains, the first time we have done this in the four years history of our Awards for Excellence! Other categories include the following:

Most Popular ; Best Overall ; Best Atmosphere ; Best Staff ; Award for Cleanliness ; Best new accommodation ; Best for solo travellers ; Best for families ; Best for couples ; Best value hotels ; Group recognition

So many awards – 200 to be exact! This is such a small percentage of the 22,000 properties that we have on our books at HostelBookers… so it is rather exclusive.

The Awards for Excellence launch at the start of March, so keep your eyes open for this year’s winners…. this is definitely the strongest list put together ever. You will see all your favourite brands and some great independent properties…. small (6 beds) to large (800 beds)… hostels, hotels, B&B’s, apartments and even campsites!

I should stop there, as I don’t wish to give too much away… needless to say, we are all super excited for the launch…. check out last year’s winners here:

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