HARS Launches CarsandHotels.com

HARS Systems, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, VIP International Corporation, announced the launch of its proprietary hotel and car rental website.

On Thursday, October 21, 1999 the site went live under the URL CarsandHotels.com. It allows for the online interactive booking of VIP’s 3,200 plus hotel and car rental locations.

Internet users now have immediate access to real-time hotel rates, inventory, property descriptions and information about amenities, and will receive immediate confirmation of their booking requests.

VIP plans to integrate the real-time car rental product by the end of November and will provide the Internet user with the ability to book both car rental and hotels online. Until then, cars can be booked through the site via an e-mail link to the system.

Unlike many of the e-commerce travel sites, VIP is not connecting to an airline global distribution system (GDS). Instead, VIP is bypassing the GDS and connecting the site directly to its booking engine. This eliminates a middleman and reduces distribution expenses.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Market Forces Driving Car Rental in 2018

An analysis of the conference calls of Avis Budget Group and Hertz Global Holdings reveal trends and initiatives involving fleet right sizing, pricing, ancillary revenue opportunities, and renting to ride-hailing drivers.

Trends Moving the Truck Market

Storylines that emerged from the 2018 Work Truck Show include the increasing need for on-site productivity, inclusion of active safety systems in trucks, DPF frustrations affecting product decisions, data management, and the growing link between fleet management and company revenue.

MIT Study Reinforces the Newfound Importance of Fleet

Uber and Lyft drivers make far less when factoring vehicle expenses, though the actual numbers are now in dispute. A proper lifecycle cost analysis would’ve helped, and shows the benefit of collaboration with fleet professionals.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.