Galileo International has added several hotel chains to its Best Available Rate (BAR) program, taking the number of carriers of hotel chains guaranteeing the lowest rates to 84.

The new additions include Abba Hotels, Great Hotels Organisation, Hotusa Hotels, Keytel, Maritim Hotels, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels and Supranational Hotels.

“Our Best Available Rate programme provides travel agents with the reassurance that the rate they see is the best available. This addresses the inconsistency of hotel rates across distribution channels and allows our travel agents to save time by only needing to search in one place,” said Jane Lewis, director of hospitality, Cendant Travel Distribution Services.

Lewis added that the company is continuing to add more content to our BAR offering, “enabling us to be in a position of clear leadership while our competitors are just getting off the ground.”

According to the company, properties participating in BAR are now identified with an exclamation mark in the display screen. This new indicator makes it easy for agents to identify a BAR hotel, ensuring that they are booking at the best available, non-restricted rate.