Dorint Hotels & Resorts concluded a skeleton agreement with Media Carrier GmbH concerning the supply of digital newspapers. In future, all 41 hotels of the group will be able to offer their guests digital newspapers and magazines.

(Cologne, Munich, 9 September 2014) An increasing number of hotels are opting for the simple and low-priced service offered by Media Carrier. The Media Box gives hotel guests the opportunity to read electronic editions of international quality media and access to interesting reading material during their stay at all times. Daily newspapers and latest magazines can be downloaded onto their own mobile devices and are available for reading in the same format as the print editions. Users do not have to disclose any personal data.

“Following the extremely successful trial in Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim, Dorint Main Taunus Zentrum Frankfurt/Sulzbach and Dorint Royal Golfresort & Spa Camp de Mar/Mallorca, all group hotels can now offer Media Box to their guests,” says Philipp J. Jacke, managing director of Media Carrier GmbH, a subsidiary of the southern German TRUNK Group. “With our digital Media Box, the days of having to wait at breakfast for another guest to finish with the newspaper or otherwise be content with yesterday’s edition are finally over.”

Relevant service in real time

Holidays are a time for reading newspapers in peace or browsing through background reports. Business travellers also want to know the latest news from their favourite media. More and more travellers use their own tablets or smartphones for this purpose. “This is what our statistics reveal. Downloads are increasing every month,” says Sandra Bardewyck, key account manager at Media Carrier GmbH.

“More than 85 per cent of our guests are German native speakers. For that reason, it has always been important for us to offer a selection of German-language media in the hotel. With Media Box, we can now provide the latest editions of many newspapers and magazines, even here in Mallorca,” says Ingo Sierich, director of Dorint Royal Golfresort & Spa Camp de Mar. Media Box is integrated in the homepage of the hotels’ WLAN, offering guests not only newspapers like Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung but also magazines like Gala, Vogue and Stern as well as international media.

Free WiFi access has been available at all Dorint hotels since the beginning of this year, in all parts of the hotels and with unlimited download volume.

Media Box from Media Carrier has been on the market for two years as a software as a service (SaaS) and can be integrated easily into every hotel anywhere in the world. Currently, there are over 350 individualised Media Boxes in use in hotels and airlines in thirteen countries. Through its international partner network, Media Carrier is represented on the main core markets of the world such as the USA, UK or Gulf States and continues to seek international partners to expand its global network even further.

For further information: www.media-carrier.de

 

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