Hotels4U selects Multimap to power holiday website, as Multimap showcases Virtual Earth and new Indian and Chinese mapping at Travel Technology Show

February 06, 2008 -- Multimap, one of the world's leading online mapping and location-based services providers today announced that Hotels4U, a leading website for booking hotels and apartments world-wide, has selected Multimap to provide mapping, routing and local information services for its online booking site.

Talking about their decision to choose Multimap, Hotels4U Head of E-commerce, Steven Moore said “We decided to join forces with Multimap on the basis of its proven record with successful implementations of online mapping solutions for many high-profile global sites, with coverage that is second to none. The ability to view local Points of Interest and get travel directions will help our customers to not only book, but also to make the most of their holiday."

The announcement was made at the start of the Travel Technology Show in London (5th and 6th February, 2008). Multimap will be presenting in the auditorium at 3pm on the 5th February, alongside Microsoft customer easyJet and its partners Splendid and Flow Interactive, on the subject of “Can the Web enhance the Travel Management Lifecycle?”

Multimap is exhibiting at the show on stand B39, and demonstrating the integration of Microsoft’s Virtual Earth and Multimap services. Multimap will also demonstrate street level mapping in China, as the first internet mapping company to provide a choice of English and Chinese language maps, well in time for the Beijing Olympics, in addition to new street level mapping in India.

About Multimap

Multimap is one of the world’s leading providers of mapping and location-based services. The company delivers more online maps, point-to-point driving directions and geo-spatial ("where's my nearest?") searches to more companies than any other supplier in Europe. Multimap provides location services to companies including, Active Hotels, Wyndham Worldwide and Hilton International.

The public website,, provides a range of free, useful services to assist with everyday life. Key features include street-level maps of major destinations; road maps of the world; door-to-door travel directions; aerial photographs; local Points of Interest and services such as hotel, restaurant and entertainment booking. The public site attracts over 10 million unique users a month.

Multimap operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft, as part of the Virtual Earth and Search teams in the Online Services Group.

About Hotels4U

Operated by a team with over 250 years experience, is an Independent website that takes away the headache of booking hotels, apartments, villas and transfers for independently minded customers.

We offer flexible commission structures for travel agents and an extensive portfolio of competitively priced and perfectly placed product.

Featuring a selection of over 30,000 quality properties in Spain, the Balearics, Canaries, Algarve, Madeira, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Bulgaria, Croatia, French Riviera, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, the Caribbean and a wide range of City Break hotels world-wide.

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