Hostelworld.com, Ryanair sign five-year deal


29 Aug 2007

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Ryanair announced a five-year deal with Hostelworld.com yesterday for the popular tourist site to provide accommodation packages for the airline’s customers.

Hostelworld.com is the world leader for hostel, B&B and guesthouse reservations. It offers Ryanair passengers a selection of over 5,500 properties throughout Europe. Reservations can be made on ryanair.com by paying a 10pc deposit.

Ryanair’s Santina Doherty commented: “It has never been cheaper or easier to discover Europe on a budget with Ryanair and Hostelworld.com. Over the period of this deal, Ryanair will double in size, enabling Hostelworld.com to increase its market share while providing even more value accommodation for our millions of passengers.”

“Hostelworld offers hostel and B&B accommodation at every one of Ryanair’s 136 destinations. We look forward to working with Ryanair over the coming years to drive down the cost of travel for millions of European consumers,” said Ray Nolan, chief executive of Hostelworld.com.

“Our partnership with Ryanair has been a fantastic success,” he continued. “Since 2003, we have booked accommodation worth more than €28m across Europe. We aim to grow this significant ancillary revenue for Ryanair over the next 5 years.”

The next 1,000 Ryanair customers who book a hostel on their site will receive a €10 discount voucher which can be used against booking fees on Hostelworld.com.

By Niall Byrne

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