"This partnership is to fulfill the increasing demand for China accommodations from our customers. There is great potential in this fast-growing market for both business and leisure segments. We have seen positive results soon after the start of our partnership with Hubs1, and we are confident that this will be a successful and beneficial affiliation for both parties," said Marco Ficarra, CEO at Venere.com.

Teddy Zhang, President and CEO of Hubs1, "The World Expo 2010 Shanghai is approaching and Hubs1 is the appointed Official Hotel Reservation Service Provider for this six-month event, which is expected to attract more than 70 million visitors to the city and China. The expansion of Venere's products to include China hotel inventory would be of great value to their customers who want to visit China, especially for the 2008 Olympic and 2010 World Expo. At the same time, hotels in China will able to extend their global exposure and reach the European market via the seamless connectivity between Hubs1 and Venere.com."