Achieves Milestone With Direct Connections to 100,000 Hotels in 89 Countries

September 1, 2010 at 12:00 AM EDT Achieves Milestone With Direct Connections to 100,000 Hotels in 89 Countries

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- B.V., one of the world's leading online hotel reservation agencies and part of the Priceline Group of Companies (Nasdaq:PCLN - News), announced today that it has established direct connections to 100,000 hotels in 89 countries.

"We are delighted to announce that we are currently working with 100,000 directly contracted hotels worldwide that are ready to be booked on," said Kees Koolen, Chief Executive Officer of "With 30 offices around the world, it is our goal to keep up our current growth rate in signing new hotels. Our customers will benefit from our wide selection of various types of hotels at great prices that cater to the needs of every budget and can be viewed in 37 languages."

Hotels wishing to connect with may obtain further information by visiting's Hotel Partner Program website. guarantees the best prices for any type of hotel, ranging from small independent hotels to 5-star luxury properties.


Based in Amsterdam, B.V. is a leading international online hotel reservation service operating in 89 countries in 37 languages. offers its customers access to 100,000 participating hotels worldwide. In addition to its Amsterdam headquarters, has representatives in Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Cambridge, Cape Town, Dubai, Dublin, Grand Rapids, Istanbul, London, Loule (PT), Lyon, Madrid, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Orlando, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich. is part of the Priceline Group of Companies (Nasdaq:PCLN - News). The Priceline Group is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with approximately 61 million room nights booked in 2009. The Group is composed of four primary brands –,, and TravelJigsaw. The Priceline Group provides online travel services in 38 languages in 99 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

In the U.S., gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of's famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available. also operates the following travel websites:,, and is an Asian online hotel reservation service that offers hotel rooms around the world and is available in 30 languages. TravelJigsaw is a multinational car hire service, offering its reservation services in more than 4,000 locations in 80 countries. Customer support is provided in 20 languages.