Rain of stars for Bavaria’s hotel sector

Here at TrustYou, we're proud of having our software not only trusted by individual hotels, but also by rating organizations. The German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA) first announced cooperation with us a few months ago, and here is now recent news that the Bavarian chapter of the association uses our software to aid in their decision making for the star classifications.

The following text was exerpted from a German-language press release from September 9th, 2011, titled "Sterneregen für Bayerns Hotellerie"

"Today Bavaria’s Economics Minister Martin Zeil and N. Ulrich Brandl, the president of the Bavarian Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA Bayern), presented the new star classification process and results for Bavaria.

Overall, the resuts for some 1,800 hotels and 280 guest houses in Bavaria were impressive, proving Bavaria’s pioneering role in Germany’s tourism sector. Brandl commented that “Bavaria is poised once again to be the number one travel destination in Germany - not just because it has the highest number of star-rated hotels, but also the largest amount of 4- and 5-star hotels.

Zeil commented further: “The stars are a shining testament to the high quality of Bavarian hospitality. With the new certification system, Bavaria can continue to build its reputation at a leading tourist destination in Germany.”

This new trend of establishing strict ratings criteria has caught on not only in Germany, but all over Europe as well, in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Hungary.

The newest feature of the rating system is a cooperation with the hotel review monitoring specialist TrustYou, based in Munich. TrustYou collects guest reviews from over 100 review sites, portals, and social communities, and then bundles the results for the certification authorities to examine before they begin their on-location vetting of each hotel property.”

The rest of the press release can be found here. (in German)


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