HRS, the leading Global Hotel Solutions provider, was named “Best Travel Management Solutions Provider” for the third consecutive year by Travel Weekly Asia, the region’s leading travel trade publication. Travel Weekly Asia honored HRS on October 15 at the annual Readers Choice Awards gala in Singapore.
And on October 30, at the Ceremony of China Travel & Meetings Industry Awards in Shanghai, Travel Weekly China honored HRS as the “Intelligent Business Hotel Management Platform of the Year.” Editors noted HRS’ ongoing innovation and predictive analytics for managed hotel programmes in China when presenting the award to Evy Zhao, HRS’ Director of Corporate Solutions in Greater China.
HRS has registered tremendous growth across the Asia-Pacific region, doubling its business every year since 2015. In the past two years, HRS expanded with three new offices in India and its first Korean location in Seoul. In China, where HRS has extensive roots (first office opened in 2002), the company now has three offices. HRS has more than 250 employees in the region, helping regional and global corporations secure competitive rates at business-grade hotels.
The company’s innovations play a vital role in its regional and global growth. In August, HRS unveiled the Hotel Rate Filter, industry-first technology that helps ensure corporate travellers book the rates negotiated for their respective programmes. Powered by Artificial Intelligence and leveraging machine learning, the Rate Filter prevents incorrect hotel rates from getting into shopping platforms. The Rate Filter builds upon HRS’ proprietary, proven hotel sourcing technology and processes, digitizing travel data and driving end-to-end savings for corporations.
The Readers’ Choice Awards and China Travel & Meetings Industry Awards are given to outstanding accommodation, transportation, venue, service and technology providers in their respective categories each year. Winners are voted on by readers of both Travel Weekly Asia and M&C China, which consists of travel industry professionals.
“It’s an honor to receive these awards from Travel Weekly,” said Kimi Jiang, Vice President of Asia Pacific for HRS. “The hotel procurement environment is only getting more complex as more multi-national companies participate in the region’s growing economy. These awards underscore the success our clients are having in the region, as we help them maximize their buying power with hotels and grow into new business destinations.”
Photo in the header: HRS MD of Southeast Asia & Korea Emmanuel Ebray accepts the Readers‘ Choice Award for “Best Travel Management Solutions Provider“ from Travel Weekly China Editorial Director Susan Li.
Singapore, 11 November 2018
HRS simplifies business travel. Corporate travel managers and business travellers around the world trust HRS to find the best accommodation and simplify all processes related to their business travel. In addition to professional hotel sourcing and the negotiation of corporate rates with hotels, HRS optimises paperless payment of hotel accommodation and meetings as well as automated invoice processing. More than 3,000 multinational corporations rely on HRS Global Hotel Solutions. Customers include global players from the Fortune 500, including Google, Siemens, Alibaba, China Mobile and Volkswagen. HRS pursues clear goals: savings for companies and high traveller satisfaction. Founded in Cologne in 1972, HRS today has more than 1,500 employees in 35 offices worldwide, including Dallas, London, New York, São Paulo, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Further information at corporate.hrs.com/sg.