Berlin, 5 March 2014 – Sixt, global provider of high-quality mobility services, and Europe’s leading hotel portal HRS are building on their long-standing, successful alliance. As Sixt announced at the ITB International Tourism Exchange in Berlin, both partners signed a new agreement which will run from 1 January 2014.
Since their alliance began, customers have been able to reserve the Sixt vehicles of their choice with just a single click when choosing a hotel room using HRS. Links on the website www.HRS.de and on HRS booking confirmations make it easy and convenient to book good-value Sixt rental cars with upmarket features. Reciprocally, Sixt customers find direct access to HRS on their reservation confirmations. With lots of hotels and special promotions, customers can enjoy plenty of attractive offers. HRS offers a price guarantee and a money-back promise on all the hotels that can be booked on its website. If you find a cheaper offer on the Internet, HRS will refund the difference. Furthermore, standard bookings at HRS can be cancelled free of charge up until 6 pm on the day of arrival. This gives travellers the necessary flexibility.
Regine Sixt: “Working together with HRS is fun and also very successful. Our new agreement creates a new foundation on which to continue this highly trusting alliance. Our customers can look forward to exceptional service as always. It puts us a car’s length ahead of our rivals once again.”
Tobias Ragge, Managing Director of HRS: “Our successful alliance with Sixt has proven itself extraordinarily well over recent years. We see much in common between the two brands – especially in terms of the balanced mix of business and private travellers they serve. That is why the new agreement was the logical next step for us.”
Headquartered in Pullach near Munich, Sixt SE is a leading international provider of premium mobility services for business and corporate customers as well as private travellers. Sixt is represented in more than 100 countries around the world and is continually expanding its presence. Sixt is the only international provider to develop flexible and tailored concepts for its customers that integrate rental, leasing, car sharing and limousine service products. Strengths such the high number of premium brands in the vehicle fleet, employees’ consistent focus on service and good value for money have enabled the company, which was founded in 1912, to establish an excellent market position. The company collaborates with prestigious hotels, popular airlines and a range of renowned service providers from the tourism industry. The Sixt Group generates sales revenues of EUR 1.6 billion (2012).
HRS – The hotel portal:
HRS operates a worldwide hotel portal for private and business travellers based on a database of more than 250,000 hotels in all categories in 190 different countries, and handles an average of 12 million visits per month. Its free reservation service offers a best-price guarantee coupled with a money-back promise. Standard reservations with HRS can be cancelled free of charge up to 6 pm on the day of arrival. Choosing a hotel is made easier by detailed descriptions of the hotels, clear and informative photos and videos, and more than five million hotel ratings submitted by guests. A leader in innovation, HRS provides applications for all common smartphones and tablet PCs to enable its customers to book the right hotel rooms when on the move. As well as millions of private customers, more than 40,000 companies regularly book their accommodation for business trips, conferences and group travel through HRS and benefit from special HRS corporate rates, offering price reductions of up to 30 percent on the current day’s rates. Founded in 1972, the company belongs to the HRS Group and is based in Cologne. With around 1300 employees around the world, the Group, which includes hotel.de, Tiscover and SURPRICE Hotels, maintains branch offices in Innsbruck, London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Istanbul, Warsaw, Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and São Paulo.
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