Roomer Announces Partnership With Hickory Global Partners

Newly-Launched Online Travel Marketplace Continues to Develop Strategic Alliances with Leading Travel Companies

Jan 15, 2014, 09:00 ET from Roomer

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roomer (, the first travel website that provides a solution for non-refundable hotel cancellations for both consumers and hotels, announced today its partnership with Hickory Global Partners (HGP), a strategic business alliance travel company, which provides innovative service, distribution and technology to their network of travel agency and supplier partners. As the first socially-responsible online marketplace for non-refundable hotel rooms, Roomer's service will be provided to clients of HGP's network of travel agents to utilize, should they experience a change in travel plans, or if they are looking for a deal on a hotel room.

"As we continue to build and maintain our presence with travelers around the globe, we are pleased to announce our collaboration with Hickory Global Partners, to further expand our customer base through its network of agencies and partners," said Richie Karaburun, Managing Director of Roomer. "Clients of HGP will now be introduced to a secure and effective solution to use when they need to, for whatever reason, cancel their non-refundable hotel reservation, along with a new way for spontaneous travelers to score discounts on great hotel rooms."

Roomer's involvement with HGP marks the innovative website's latest partnership venture to ideally increase inventory and build brand awareness within the travel and hospitality space. Not only does Roomer's concept assist those stuck with a non-refundable hotel room, or those looking for a deal, but it also increases revenue for hotels that would have been lost if the room was to remain unoccupied.

"We are very pleased to be the first agency network to collaborate with Roomer and provide an additional valuable resource to our network of agency partners," said Chris Dane, President of Hickory Global Partners. "Our strategic alliance with Roomer is an all-around win-win situation creating an opportunity for their clients unable to utilize their non-refundable bookings," continued Dane. 

Since its Fall 2013 expansion announcement, Roomer has partnered with notable companies across the globe including InnDependent Boutique Collection Hotels (IBC) and InnSuites Hotels Inc., to expand inventory for consumers, as well as increase brand exposure within the travel industry. Further details on other partnerships will be announced throughout the year.  For more information, please visit: or call (646) 571-2170.

About Roomer

Roomer (, offers a marketplace for non-refundable hotel reservations: Users post their room, Roomer verifies the reservation, and other travelers can then browse and purchase hotel deals. This socially responsible site for hotel booking allows people to sell their hotel reservations in case of cancellation, giving them the opportunity to reduce cancellation fees and even eliminate them entirely. Buyers also get the opportunity to get major discounts on hotel rooms, as they buy the reservation from others. Roomer offers deals for hotels in all cities nationwide.  For more information, please visit: or call (646) 571-2170.

About Hickory Global Partners

Positioning itself as a strategic business alliance rather than a consortium, HGP's unique approach focuses on return on investment for agency and supplier partners alike. HGP even guarantees its agency partners a positive ROI. With a suite of services including a visionary hotel incentive program, robust and one-of-a kind air program, car rental program and 24/7 support products, HGP is an important strategic partner to travel agencies. Proprietary, innovative tools designed to share data with agency partners allow agencies to make better, faster decisions, thus driving more revenue. These tools also enable HGP to aggregate bookings from agency partners. Hotelier partners gain access to a reporting platform that illustrates daily, weekly and monthly booking trends across the HGP network. Supplier partners also benefit from measurable results and extensive distribution and marketing opportunities across the HGP global network. For more information about Hickory Global Partners, visit

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