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HRS joins forces with Austrian travel website Tiscover

11. April 2008

Tiscover is one of Europe’s largest and most visited travel websites and one of the leading providers of destination management systems (DMS), web design and e-marketing solutions for the tourism industry. The company has now joined forces with HRS. 

HRS – HOTEL RESERVATION SERVICE Robert Ragge GmbH, which has its headquarters in Cologne has acquired the majority holding in Austrian company Tiscover AG and their subsidiary companies including Tiscover UK Ltd in Crawley, West Sussex. 

Tiscover AG, an Austrian company, is the leading provider of marketing and technology solutions for the tourism industry and a portal for travel information and bookings.

As a pioneer in its field, Tiscover has many years’ experience in planning and realizing important tourism projects and complete destination management solutions. For example, Tiscover provided the complete back office and booking software for the Scottish tourism platform, .

Tiscover has also been responsible for Bournemouth's award-winning tourism website since 2004. Within the last three years, the Bournemouth Tourism website has been voted the national 'Best Resort Website' for convincing functionality, service and design. "Our know-how prepares destinations perfectly for the online future, the cooperation between Bournemouth and Tiscover is an excellent example," says Bruno Walter, Tiscover CEO.
Together, HRS and Tiscover hope to strengthen their common position as market leader. Tiscover hopes to grow and become the European Number One in the field of online reservation systems. Potential customers can choose from more than 300,000 accommodations and some 950,000 accommodation ratings in Austria, Germany, Europe and around the world. The companies'  travel portals register about 76 million users and almost 1.5 billion page impressions. The B2B customers and partners of Tiscover AG and their subsidiary companies will benefit from this unrivaled distribution network.


About Tiscover

Tiscover was founded under the name “TIS GmbH” in Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria, in 1991. It soon developed the first electronic tourism information system in Austria. In 1995, TIS@WEB, one of the world’s first travel websites, went online for the first time. This historic event was followed by a number of international marketing partnerships. Today, Tiscover manages tourism portals in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, and South Africa, and ranks among the most renowned partners and developers of Internet travel portals for regions and entire countries.

Tiscover AG currently comprises 81 employees and 40 freelancers. It has three subsidiary companies: Tiscover Deutschland GmbH in Munich/Germany, Tiscover Italia Srl in Trento/Italy and Tiscover UK Limited in Crawley (West Sussex).

In 2007 Tiscover registered some 410 million page impressions, 22 million users and more than one million bookings and enquiries.