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Press Releases

2010

  • Nov 2010, Web Reservations International secures 3 year contract for flagship brand Hostelworld.com on Brazil trade mission
  • Nov 2010, Hostelworld.com scoop top honours twice over at prestigious 2010 eircom Spider Awards
  • Sep 2010, Visit Britain and Hostelworld.com look after travellers on a budget
  • Sep 2010, Eat, Love, Pray with Hostelworld.com
  • Sep 2010, Hostelworld.com becomes first hostel booking site to guarantee reservations
  • Aug 2010, Hostelworld.com relaunches with EUR20,000 giveaway
  • Jul 2010, Former Paddy Power Technology Director joins WRI
  • Jul 2010, WRI announces plans to expand workforce by 50%
  • Jul 2010, Inaugural Hostelworld.com Asia Hostel Conference highlights importance of Asia in budget market sector
  • Jun 2010, Hostelworld.com set to host inaugural Asia Hostel Conference
  • Jun 2010, Hostelworld.com reveals emerging travel hotspots and summer travel trends
  • Jun 2010, Hostelworld.com report record take up on TravelportLeisure.com
  • May 2010, ‘Hostel WithMe’ application launched on Google Wave
  • May 2010, Celeb spotting with Hostelworld.com
  • Apr 2010, Hostelworld.com affiliate program takes the stage at annual CILA conference
  • Apr 2010, Hostelworld.com offer silver lining and helpful tips to those stranded by volcanic ash
  • Apr 2010, Learn a new skill with Hostelworld.com
  • Mar 2010, Escape the norm this Easter with Hostelworld.com
  • Feb 2010, Hostelworld.com supports local student enterprise project
  • Feb 2010, Party with St. Patrick and Hostelworld.com in Dublin!
  • Feb 2010, Hostelworld.com 2010 Annual Conference highlights importance of social media to budget travel sector
  • Jan 2010, Hostelworld.com double UNICEF donation to aid Haiti earthquake victims
  • Jan 2010, Hostelworld.com announces Top Hostels worldwide
  • Jan 2010, Hostelworld.com Launches iPhone Application
  • Jan 2010, Hostelworld.com prepares to announce the top hostels of 2009 at Hoscars award ceremony
  • Jan 2010, Hostelworld.com gets new wings
  • Jan 2010, Detox Hostels
  • 2009

  • Nov 2009, Anywhere in the world, welcome the New Year with Hostelworld.com
  • Nov 2009, Web Reservations International Acquired by Hellmann & Friedman
  • Nov 2009, Web Reservations International Acquired by Hellmann & Friedman
  • Nov 2009, Hostelworld.com scoop "Best Hostel Booking Engine" award for 2nd year running
  • Nov 2009, Hostelworld.com hosts 2nd Latin American Hostel Conference
  • Nov 2009, Hostelworld.com organiza la 2nd Latinoamérica Conferencia de Albergues
  • Nov 2009, Hostelworld.com organiza a 2 Conferência Latino-Americana de albergues
  • Nov 2009, Hostelworld.com's $35,000 Giveaway
  • Nov 2009, Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall Fall with Hostelworld.com
  • Oct 2009, Hostelworld.com launch new series of ‘How to’ travel videos
  • Oct 2009, Hostelworld.com's Backpack Online wins at Travolution Awards
  • Sep 2009, Staycation summer not a myth
  • Aug 2009, Hostelworld puts B&B’s on the map
  • Aug 2009, Hostelworld.com launches Travel Store
  • Aug 2009, Hostelworld.com Joins forces with World Nomads
  • Aug 2009, Inter-railing across Europe with Hostelworld.com
  • Jul 2009, Hostelworld.com Announces Biggest Ever Promotion
  • Jul 2009, Hostelworld.com celebrates 10 years of success
  • Jul 2009, Holiday Cheap Chic
  • Jul 2009, The Ultimate Staycation!
  • Jul 2009, Hostelworld Free City Guides reach 2 million downloads
  • Jun 2009, Hostelworld.com reveal winner of International Video Competition
  • Jun 2009, Hostelworld.com Bookings Reveal Emerging Travel Hotspots
  • May 2009, Chasing the Lions - Last minute accommodation
  • May 2009, Hostelworld.com wins one of the internet’s highest honours – a Webby Award
  • Apr 2009, Hostelworld.com nominated for a prestigious Webby Award
  • Apr 2009, boo.com joins forces with Eventful.com
  • Mar 2009, WRI ink deal with Pegasus Solutions
  • Mar 2009, Hostelworld.com announces new partnership with easyJet
  • Mar 2009, Family breaks from Hostelworld.com that won
  • Mar 2009, Hostelworld.com launches video page and innovative new method of booking accommodation online
  • Mar 2009, 2009 Budget Travel Trends
  • Feb 2009, boo.com partners with toptable.com
  • Feb 2009, Honeymoon Hotels from boo.com
  • Jan 2009, THE HOSCARs 2009: Hostelworld.com announces top hostels worldwide
  • Jan 2009, Celebrate the Chinese New Year with boo.com
  • Jan 2009, Hostelworld.com prepares to reveal top hostels of 2008 at HOSCARS ceremony
  • 2008

  • Dec 2008, boo.com adds new Google map functionality
  • Dec 2008, Credit crunch sees hostels turn from bleak to chic.....the great hostel resurgence
  • Nov 2008, Budget ski deals with Hostelworld.com
  • Nov 2008, boo.com research shows online reviews tip the trust scales over family and friends
  • Oct 2008, Hostelworld’s map application takes off with award win
  • Sep 2008, boo.com's rooms with a view
  • Aug 2008, Hostelworld.com’s insiders info into the next “hot” destinations
  • Jul 2008, Hostelworld.com’s travel network reaches magical millionth member mark
  • Jul 2008, Lonely Planet Hotels & Hostels relaunches in partnership with Expedia & Hostelworld.com
  • Jun 2008, Hostelworld.com launches new map application
  • May 2008, Hostelworld.com celebrates 10 million bookings
  • May 2008, boo.com's Ultimate Father’s Day Vacation Spots
  • May 2008, Experience Europe in America
  • May 2008, Hostelworld.com awarded “Best Accommodation Site”
  • May 2008, Hostelworld.com reveals Ireland's most unique hostels
  • May 2008, Ryanair launches Ryanairvillas.com
  • Apr 2008, Hostelworld.com’s top ten Eco Hostels
  • Apr 2008, Hostelworld.com reaches download high
  • Apr 2008, Travel Company Demands Dictionaries Change Definition of ‘Hostel’
  • Apr 2008, boo.com’s Botels - Hotels that Float
  • Apr 2008, Two is the magic number for WRI Webby Honorees
  • Apr 2008, Hostelworld.com adds PayPal as payment option
  • Apr 2008, Chic & Swanky: boo.com’s Hottest Hotel Bars
  • Mar 2008, Hostelworld.com goes live on iPhone™
  • Mar 2008, A Toned Down St. Paddy’s Day? I Think Not!
  • Feb 2008, boo.com Reveals The Top Five Ultimate Mancations
  • Feb 2008, Chief Operations Officer Succeeds Founding Director as Chief Executive
  • Feb 2008, Hostelworld.com’s Top Five Anti-Valentine’s Day Hotspots: Where the single mingle
  • Feb 2008, boo.com Unveils Best Places to Propose in 2008
  • Jan 2008, Backpackers now place more trust in customer reviews than guidebooks
  • Jan 2008, Krakow’s Flamingo Hostel Takes Top Honour as World’s Best Hostel
  • Jan 2008, Market Leader in Online Hostel Bookings, Hostelworld.com, Gets a Fresh New Look
  • Jan 2008, “Hotbeds” Turned “Hotspots”: Six Formerly Dangerous Locations Are Now Havens for Adventurous Travelers
  • Jan 2008, boo.com Unveils the World’s Top Five Off-Piste Ski Destinations
  • 2007

  • Dec 2007, Hostelworld.com’s Hottest New Year’s Eve Hostel Parties. Top 5 coolest hostel bars.
  • Dec 2007, Out With the Old, In With the New: boo.com Unveils 5 New Year’s Eve Hotspots That Might Surprise You
  • Nov 2007, WorldRes.com Partners with Genares Worldwide Reservation Services to Provide Global Distribution System Booking Engine
  • Nov 2007, boo.com to showcase at WTM
  • Nov 2007, Travel Stateside this Thanksgiving – top 5 Thanksgiving destinations from boo.com
  • Oct 2007, Prison break – escape this Halloween with Hostelworld.com’s top prison hostels
  • Oct 2007, Rooms that go “boo!” in the night: boo.com’s Top Five Haunted Hotels
  • Oct 2007, Record breaking summer for Hostelworld.com
  • Oct 2007, Top European Breweries - the Ideal Six Pack from boo.com
  • Sep 2007, WRI opens New York Office
  • Sep 2007, Wine tasting on a budget - saving money while savouring flavour
  • Sep 2007, WAYN.com partners with Hostelworld
  • Aug 2007, Hostelworld.com wins Ryanair contract for 5 years
  • Aug 2007, Surfing Destinations – Hang Ten at Hostelworlds.com’s Top Five
  • Aug 2007, boo.com offers rugby fans last minute deals for the world cup
  • Aug 2007, Hostelworld.com teams up with gapyear.com to target £5bn ‘Gap Year’ Travel market
  • Aug 2007, boo.com Unveils the Hottest Golfing Destinations in the World
  • Jul 2007, boo.com's Green Getaway Guide
  • Jul 2007, boo.com offers the chance to win a free iPod
  • Jul 2007, Hostelworld.com reveals the top ‘hidden gem’ holiday destinations
  • Jul 2007, Vacations for thrill seekers and daredevils
  • Jun 2007, boo.com research shows travellers place Travel Trust in ‘Virtual’ Strangers
  • May 2007, HEDNA conference ignites interest in boo.com
  • May 2007, Hertz signs as exclusive Car Rental partner for Boo.com
  • May 2007, Voluntourism Destinations: Trips for the Socially Responsible Traveller
  • May 2007, It’s back and it’s bold. boo.com set to take the pain out of travel search and selection
  • Apr 2007, Virgin Blue ties up with Hostelworld.com to offer more accommodation choices
  • Apr 2007, Hostelworld.com celebrates 1 million reviews
  • Mar 2007, Endangered Destinations
  • Mar 2007, Hostelworld.com offers mobile solutions for exploring destinations
  • Mar 2007, A groundbreaking new website is coming soon from WRI….get a sneak preview at ITB Berlin!
  • Feb 2007, St. Patricks Day the international way
  • Feb 2007, Hostelworld PMS picks up pace
  • Jan 2007, Hostelworld.com announces top hostels worldwide at 2007 Hostel Conference
  • Jan 2007, Forget about the oscars, its all about the Hoscars! Top hostels worldwide announced
  • Jan 2007, Hoscar hopefuls jet into Dublin for third annual Hostelworld.com (hostel) conference