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About backpack online

backpack online is the first comprehensive, browser based property management system (PMS) developed specifically for the hostel, budget hotel, guesthouse and B&B sector. It provides all the core functionality required by budget accommodation providers for managing all types of reservations, taking booking payments and registering guests. It also significantly aids providers with the administrative, back-office effort involved in managing their properties, including inventory management, add-on product sales and commissions, payments, scheduling and financial accounting. It is seamlessly integrated with Hostelworld.com, the market leading consumer site for the budget, youth and independent travel market, Hostels.com and many other related consumer sites. In all, it represents the most comprehensive, "one stop shop" for the IT needs of the budget accommodation provider. It is now used by 1,400 properties around the World and is selected by new property partners as their desired PMS on a daily basis.

backpack online has been developed by Hostelworld.com Ltd. (www.hostelworld.com), a leading provider of online travel marketing and solutions.

About Hostelworld.com Ltd.

Hostelworld.com Ltd. provides technology, distribution and marketing solutions to accommodation and other travel suppliers worldwide through a network of owned sites and affiliate partners, including Ryanair, Lonely Planet, Routard, Busabout, Air Asia and Virgin Blue.

Hostelworld.com Ltd. was founded in 1999, is headquartered in Dublin with offices in Shanghai, Sydney and New York. Hostelworld.com Ltd. has a strong track record in the online travel market, having developed several award winning websites. Hostelworld.com's 350+ consumer websites are integrated with the backpack online system. The following are among our most familiar sites:

This market leading site allows holidaymakers to book with almost 20,000 budget accommodation providers, is rich in content, travel guides and advice and has over 1 million reviews from travelers.

Another flagship hostel website which lists all hostels as well as budget accommodation, including properties available for online booking and properties that are currently not available.

Developed in May 2009, it has the largest database of B&Bs worldwide, featuring over 7,000 bed and breakfasts bookable online, and allows visitors to view property photos and read customer reviews prior to booking.