moves into hyper-gear as its expansion strategy takes effect is happy to announce a series of steps as we implement our strategy to be the prime internet hotel booking website in Europe and elsewhere. These include geographic expansion, launch of an affiliate program, and a strategic partnership with Central European portal These steps follow a year of considerable growth., a cutting edge eBusiness focussing on online hotel bookings, is now rapidly expanding from its starting point of Austria. Already providing a comprehensive coverage of Austria, in the last few months it has set up offices in Prague, Budapest, Slovenia, Munich, London and Costa Rica. At ITB, our website for Germany goes online, starting with Munich, and we will be launching websites for Slovenia, Prague, and Costa Rica in the next month. is also now launching an affiliate program, whereby third party websites can become affiliates and their clients can make hotel reservations using the state-of-the-art booking system directly from their website. This program enables the website to earn 25% of’s commission. The result is that everybody wins: the client has more sites where he can make hotel reservations, the affiliate website earns commissions, and the hotel benefits from greater booking activity. Becoming an affiliate is effortless, and details are given on’s website at

On 7th March we signed the first significant affiliate agreement with, a new and powerful content and commerce website focusing on lifestyle, leisure, travel and tourism in Europe. This is the first of many dynamic ecommerce sites with whom we intend to develop a fast-growing and mutually beneficial relationship.

The CEO of, Mr. Hans-Jürgen Pfisterer, said “We are very excited about the acceleration we are seeing in our plans as the market moves increasingly towards the 24-hour convenience offered by the internet. The number of online bookable hotels actively placing room inventory in our booking engine has increased by more than 150% since 1998. Bookings have doubled. As we implement our strategy of rapid geographic expansion and affiliation, so we expect even more dramatic the growth in these.” is a fast-growing internet company specialising in online hotel booking. It has built up a database of more than 4,000 hotels, of which more than 400 hotels directly enter their online room availability within the system. markets hotels via its website (, and through an increasing number of distribution channels, including tourist boards, affiliates, and hotel websites.’s strengths are strong local presence, comprehensive hotel coverage in its destinations, and preferential hotel relationships to secure room inventory. began in 1995 in Austria, is already in the UK, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary and Costa Rica, and will be expanding to Spain, Italy, France, Slovenia, Caribbean and Mexico later this year.