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Innovation is core to FASTBOOKING’s history.

It is the hallmark of pioneers. It is our hallmark. Innovation still helps us meet hoteliers’ expectations, whether they operate in Africa, the Americas, Asia or Europe. Here is our story.

2014

Enhancing connectivity (over 200 technology providers)

– Launching ATTRACTION, a new-generation hotel booking engine

– Launching a new FASTBOOKING BackOffice

– Closing up FASTBOOKING distribution portals

– Launching new FASTBOOKING corporate website

 

2013

Newbaseline: Think Direct

– Integrating HotelsCombined into Direct Link

 

2012

– Integrating Kayak & Wego into Direct Link

– Launching FASTBOOKING GDS offer with FG code

– Launching FASTBOOKING i-CRS

– First widgets with dynamic rate display on hotels’ websites

– First beta-tested integration into Google Hotel Finder

 

2011

– Opening a new FASTBOOKING office in Tokyo, Japan

– Launching a new version of the Fastbooking.com website

– Launching a new Direct Link program with Tripadvisor

 

2010

– Launching E-reputation offer

– MICROS certifying 2-way connectivity between FASTBOOKING and myfidelio.net

– Partnership with HotelsCombined & Hotelzon

– Partnership with Premier Inn, an English hotel chain

 

2009                             

Integrating Channel Profit Optimizer into Channel Manager

– Creating first mobile websites

 

2008

– First XML interface between FASTBOOKING CRS and hotel websites

– Partnership agreement with Kayak

– Launching the first Consortia program for FASTBOOKING GDS offer

 

2007

Distribution partnership with Via-Michelin

– Partnership with first price comparison websites (Liligo, Sprice, Kelkoo, Leguide.com)

– Implementing a one-way interface with GP Dati, the leading Italian PMS

– First partnership agreement with Tripadvisor

 

2006

– Opening a FASTBOOKING representative office in Italy

Launching FASTBOOKING Checker

– Launching Fastbooking.com, a hotel distribution portal

 

2005

Launching GDS/IDS offer

– 3000 partner hotels

– Turnover generated: EUR 120 million

 

2004

– Turnover crossed the milestone of EUR 100 million

– Partnership with the Paris Tourism and Convention Office

– 2000 hotels using FASTBOOKING Hotel Booking Engine

– Turnover generated: EUR 60 million

 

2003

– Opening a new FASTBOOKING office in Singapore, Asia

– Launching www.hotels-paris.fr, our first regional hotel distribution website

 

2002

– Distribution partnership with Go Voyage

– Launching FASTBOOKING Distribution offer (B to C hotelier portals)

– Adding Comment pages on hotel portals

 

2001

1000 partner hotels

– Opening a US FASTBOOKING office

 

2000

First partnerships (Elysées Hotel in New York & the SMB (Société des Bains de Mer) hotels in Monte Carlo)

– FASTBOOKING is born

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