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October 15, 2013 OTA News No Comments Email Email

The world’s leading hotel price comparison website, HotelsCombined, is pleased to announce a new partnership with acclaimed app-based travel planner Desti, to power the new travel planner’s metasearch and hotel comparison functionality. 

Desti, an all-in-one travel app which launched earlier this year in the US, accesses HotelsCombined’s technology to extract live rates and availability for hotels. The information, along with review data, is displayed through the Desti app and is accessible for users to browse, click through and book.

Yury Glikin, Director of Business Development at HotelsCombined, said: “We’re pleased to be partnering with Desti and further assisting travellers to better plan their accommodation and get the best accommodation results immediately.”

The association marks the latest in a series of partnerships for Australian owned and operated HotelsCombined which stretch across the United States, Asia Pacific and Europe. Other recent partners include a supplier agreement with Tiket.com, Indonesia’s leading travel reservation centre, and an affiliate partnership with Breakaway, an Australian media company which runs specialist cycling and Tour De France site www.breakawayttplus.com.au.

“In line with HotelsCombined’s philosophy of making hotel search an easier and more convenient process for the consumer, our partnerships help to relieve the time spent researching travel trips by offering an innovative and intuitive solution to travel planning as well as the best hotel price comparison service to our ever-growing user base,” Glikin continued.

“As an Australian owned business with an international footprint, we’re pleased to continue to develop strong and fruitful global partnerships with leaders in the travel space.”

Nadav Gur, Desti’s CEO, said: “Desti is about finding travelers all the information they need to make their travel decisions. HotelsCombined allows Desti to present availability and pricing information from dozens of sources and gives our users a comprehensive range of choices. Combining Desti’s deep knowledge of hotels and ability to match the right hotels to individual consumers, with HotelsCombined rates and availability gives consumers the best of all worlds”

Desti is an intelligent travel planner, currently available on iPad. The app helps travellers to plan, research and book vacations and excursions leveraging semantic search technology and artificial intelligence, packaged into a user-friendly interface. Instead of sifting through hundreds of search results and reading countless travel reviews, users can plan a trip holistically — where to stay, what to do, where to visit, all beautifully presented and immediately available at the swipe of a finger for browsing, booking or sharing with friends.

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