UNIGLOBE Travel International has signed a long-term agreement with Exclusively Hotels, who will provide UNIGLOBE Travel with its reservation platform dedicated for travel agents.

Exclusively Hotels is TotalStayGroup’s trade-only reservation platform and the agreement with Exclusively Hotels makes the system available to every UNIGLOBE Travel Agency in its global network spanning over 30 countries worldwide. Exclusively Hotels features accommodation from multiple suppliers to ensure consistent availability and currently features over 45,000 properties worldwide including hotels and chains whose discounted rates do not appear on consumer sites. UNIGLOBE travel consultants will be able to confirm bookings instantly for clients.

“This deal will allow all our franchisees to deliver an improved accommodation booking service to their clients by offering highly competitive rates and instant confirmation. UNIGLOBE is committed to providing the best possible service to our clients and this deal will ensure that we continue to fulfill this commitment,” said Amanda J. Close, vice president, Global Operations & Regional Services at UNIGLOBE Travel International.

TotalStayGroup sales director Joe Cerdan said, “TotalStayGroup has integrated its brands with a wide variety of travel and media sites. The key to our success is our unique product, our understanding of our partners’ needs and ultimately our ability to deliver significant revenues above and beyond our partners’ expectations. We welcome the opportunity to work alongside UNIGLOBE, an industry leader with a global profile.”

About UNIGLOBE Travel International Limited Partnership
UNIGLOBE Travel International Limited Partnership is the leading international travel management system that specializes in providing travel services to the small to mid-size enterprise (SME) market. The travel franchise organization has over 700 locations in more than 30 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Operating under a well-recognized brand name, UNIGLOBE travel agencies specialize in providing travel management services to corporate accounts and to leisure travellers. UNIGLOBE Travel International has its world headquarters in Vancouver, BC, Canada. More information at www.uniglobetravel.com.

About TotalStayGroup:
TotalStayGroup is the parent company of some of the industry’s leading travel companies with solutions for consumers, travel agents and strategic partners. Active since 1999, it offers a portfolio of over 45,000 hotels, resorts, inns, villas and apartments using multiple specialist suppliers to provide consistent availability and 11 languages at present.
TotalStayGroup brands include www.ExclusivelyHotels.com – Exclusively for Travel Agents TM, www.hotelpronto.com – The World of Hotel Deals TM and www.totalstay.com – The Hotel Shop.

Published on: 12:00AM on 27th November 2006