HIHOTELS BY HOSPITALITY International has entered into a partnership with the travel app Hopper. With this new partnership, Hopper will have a direct connection with hihotels’ five brands namely Scottish Inns, Red Carpet Inn, Master Hosts Inns, Downtowner Inns and Passport Inn. These brands will gain access to Hopper’s proprietary suite of fintech products that assist with conversion, repeat purchases and profitability, hihotels’ said in a statement.
According to the statement, Hopper will help hihotels expand its growing online presence, while retaining its customer base.
“This strategic alliance with Hopper is yet another way of providing more revenue opportunities and increased exposure for our franchisees,” said Gary Gobin, director of operations at hihotels’. “Hopper, previously known for its flights business, has rapidly expanded into hotels, homes and rental cars in recent years – with hotels currently comprising more than half of the company’s travel bookings. We like how they are strongly focused on social media marketing, which will improve exposure of our hotels to younger generations who prefer to spend money on experience, rather than higher-priced accommodations.”
“At Hopper, we strive to provide the best accommodation offerings in the same place that users are booking the rest of their travel,” said Lexi Caron, head of Hotel Marketplace at Hopper. “This partnership brings new direct inventory to the Hopper app, which has been downloaded over 100 million times to date and helps us deliver on our promise to offer customers the best price, selection and inventory available.”
Hospitality International has been offering inexpensive franchising alternatives for hotel owners and developers since 1982. The company’s unique franchising model delivers customized support, advanced technology and outstanding value for franchisees, the statement added.
In February, hihotels announced the winners of its 2022 awards for six properties that met and exceeded the company’s standards of operations last year.