Global Hotel Exchange, the new online travel agent (OTA) disruptive, announced Comfitel Group in the Russian Federation having signed on. Over the last weeks, GHX has garnered what amount to votes of confidence in their new hotel discovery channel.
According to the company’s press, travelers will be able to find and book some of the world’s finest hotels faster than easier than ever before when GHX launches.The Comfitel Group news reflects not only Global Hotel Exchange’s reach as an idea, but in part, the situation for hotels worldwide. Yulia Volvenkova, Comfitel’s Sales and Marketing Coordinator, had this to say about the GHX deal:
“Comfitel Hotel Group takes special pride in presenting travelers to Russia with the main cultural and historical capital of the Federation – North Venice – Saint-Petersburg. With the great assistance of our new partner Global Hotel Exchange, now we have the possibility to announce globally the latest special bonuses and discounts for those who are looking to visit our city.”
Global Hotel Exchange, unlike the majority of online travel agencies (OTAs) charges absolutely no fees or commissions to hoteliers. On the consumer side of the service, travelers pay only a small, one time booking fee of $2.99, no matter how big the overall booking is (OTAs get commissions on the whole booking price). For that fee, users are put in direct contact with the hotel of their choice, no added or hidden fees are assessed, and the guest’s credit card is not assessed holds etc.
The purpose of Global Hotel Exchange is to facilitate a direct dialogue between guests and hotels, GHX is as much an introduction service between customer and business, as it is a booking service. Once Comfitel or other members are introduced, the relationship is as it should have been all along. The hotel owns their guest, and the guest knows intimately their hotel of choice the old fashioned way, face-to.face.
Comfitel’s offerings, like the stylish mini hotel in Nevsky Prospect, Comfitel Demidov Bridge (image above), are perfect choices for either family sightseeing excursions to St. Petersburg, or the overnight business layover. Anyone who has ever been to St. Petersburg readily understands the import of being so centrally located. Despite the city’s grandiose historic and architectural attractions, the metropolis is a nightmare to travel around within. Comfitel’s hotels put travelers in walking distance of most places.
Visitors to St. Petersburg can choose between the traditional style hotel’s Comfitel offers, boutique economy accommodations, or the light and airy convenience of hotel stay like that of Prima Sport by the Hermitage (second from top). Extended stay or weekend getaway, even backpacker’s respite, Comfitel offers a lot of value at the heart of Russia’s showplace, St. Petersburg.
For more information about Comfitel, please visit the links provided. Alternatively, readers can visit Comfitel’s Facebook pages, their Twitter feed.
Those interested in Global Hotel Exchange can visit their signup site via the links, or watch the video below to get an idea of the company’s value offerings. GHX also maintains Facebook, Twitter, and g+ profiles as well.