06.03.2019 06.03.2019
Online travel booking service for travel professionals expands into European markets (Emerging Travel Group), an online platform for travel professionals, including travel agents and corporate travel bookers, announces its formal launch in the European markets. RateHawk’s inventory of over 1mn+ properties in over 220 countries worldwide is now available to travel businesses in France, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, UK, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

RateHawk has been active in markets of Europe, South & North Americas, and Africa for the last two years. The service has operated on French, Spanish and Polish markets in test mode and is now officially entering these markets with a local business team at local offices, together with a fully localized product. More than 6,000 industry customers in over 100 markets use RateHawk. The Company plans to increase the number of partners to 15,000 by the end of 2019: with 1,000 agents in France, 500 agents in Poland and 300 agents in Spain alone.

Felix Shpilman, CEO of Emerging Travel Group, commented: “Our plan for 2019 is to place a dedicated focus on growing our business in Europe – to strengthen our market position in key European markets.”

RateHawk was founded in 2016 and is owned by Emerging Travel Group, along with ZenHotels, Ostrovok, and B2B.Ostrovok. RateHawk’s turnover has grown 300% in 2018. The site is available in eight languages – English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and Russian.

In addition to booking accommodation, the company also provides group and individual hotel reservations, transfers, car hire, and other travel-related services.