Marriott International and Destinations of the World (DOTW) have signed a Dynamic Distribution Agreement that will see Marriott International’s collection of brands and more than 3500 hotels sold via DOTW’s worldwide network of over 450,000 points of sales.
Through the signing of the distribution co-operation agreement that took place at the 2012 Arabian Travel Market (ATM) today, Marriott International and DOTW will establish direct connectivity between the two companies, allowing DOTW to pull inventory and rates in real time from Marriott International’s reservations system.
Neal Jones, Marriott International vice president global sales, intermediaries said the companies had enjoyed a successful partnership for many years.
“We are delighted to consolidate our partnership with this exciting connectivity announcement,” he continued.
“DOTW have invested significantly in technology and payment platforms, and Marriott International is extremely happy to be able to dynamically connect our systems to the mutual benefit of our companies, which will ultimately provide better service and availability of inventory to the travel trade.”
DOTW group managing director Keith Fernandez was also delighted with the signing.
"Our partnership with Marriott International provides our customers with seamless access to a world-renowned hotel operator and its wide-ranging offering of hotels globally – from luxury to budget – as well as the best available rates,” he explained.
“This direct connect partnership with Marriott International is another significant step towards our goal to add an additional 3,500 hotels to our portfolio, and best meet the needs of our distribution to over 450,000 points of sale globally."