HUBS1, the official hotel reservations service provider and sponsor for the 2010 World Expo, has announced that the hotel reservation website for World Expo Shanghai Expotia.com is now online after a month's trial operation.
According to local media, Expotia.com has room resources of about 300,000 room-nights, covering almost all the star-rated and economy hotels of famous brands in Shanghai municipality. If hotels that are within two or three hours' drive from Shanghai are taken into account, there is a total of between 400,000 and 500,000 room-nights.
Since its trial operation in February, Expotia.com has now accepted reservations for a total of 230,000 room/night, of which 40% are group bookings. Economy, four-star and five-star hotels are the most popular grades, while three-star hotels are somewhat less popular.
Besides hotel reservations, Expotia.com also provides services such as World Expo ticket booking, introductions to pavilions, a performance and events directory, and details of popular tourist attractions and other relevant information. Tourists are also able to make queries on the transportation options between two tourist attractions.