Industry-first deal delivers cheaper hotel rates for serko.travel users.
Auckland, New Zealand. 23 February 2017 – Serko Ltd. (SKO.NZ) Serko and Choice Hotels Asia Pacific have joined forces to offer customers of Serko’s SME app serko.travel access to super competitive corporate rates at 270 hotels across the Asia-Pacific region.
The deal, which is the first of its kind for the direct online SME market, will give users of serko.travel cheaper room rates that are between 10 per cent and 20 per cent lower than those typically available through online aggregators. Bookings made through serko.travel also qualify for the Choice Privileges scheme.
Choice Hotels has the Clarion, Quality, Comfort and EconoLodge brands and the Ascend Hotel Collection, and are a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Choice Hotels International, Inc., a publicly listed (NYSE: CHH) company in the United States with more than 6,300 hotels and 500,000 rooms, in more than 35 countries and territories.
Serko CEO Darrin Grafton said “Our commitment with serko.travel is to bring prices and deals that small business travellers simply can’t get anywhere else. This is a great example of that and shows that although still young, serko.travel continues to have an impact on the market.”
Thomas Hann, Porter Novelli, for Serko
Phone: +61 2 8987 2135
Serko is Australasia’s leading online travel booking and expense management solution provider and is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange Main Board (SKO.NZ). With its HQ in Auckland New Zealand, and offices in Sydney Australia and Xi’an City China, Serko employs more than 100 people worldwide.
Serko Enterprise, which includes integrated travel and expense management capability is used by more than 6000 organisations across Australia. It is sold by most Travel Management Companies in Australia.
serko.travel is Serko’s small and medium enterprise proposition targeting companies in Australia and New Zealand with less than 150 employees. It allows smaller organisations to self-onboard and make/change bookings online at no cost 24x7.