Budget hotel chain, Premier Inn, has partnered with distribution and fintech platform Katanox to accelerate corporate travel growth.
Katanox, which was featured in The Business Travel Magazine‘s Tech Hotlist 2023, allows hotels and other accommodation to connect directly with travel sellers like TMCs, giving hotels greater control of inventory and opening up new distribution opportunities.
Whitbread-owned Premier Inn has more than 83,500 rooms and over 800 properties, including its subsidiaries Hub by Premier Inn and Zip by Premier Inn.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to partner with a brand as influential and as large as Premier Inn and help them take control of their distribution and payments,” said Mendel Senf, co-founder, Katanox.
“We’ll be able to showcase the power and scale of our product while taking significant strides in our mission to disrupt hotel distribution and payments to create a better ecosystem for all.”
Aidan Walshe, Senior Manager – Distribution and TMCs at Premier Inn, added: “It’s a great step forward to be able to offer Premier Inn inventory through direct connections and have complete control of our supply. This is a convenient process for both our travel management company partners and our connectivity team.”