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Travelweb Broadens Distribution Reach; Introduces
Six Websites to its Distribution Partner Program

 
DALLAS – October 14, 2003 – Further helping hotels broaden their customer reach through a supplier-friendly distribution channel Travelweb LLC, owned by Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Marriott and Starwood hotels, Priceline.com and Pegasus Solutions, announced today the addition of six new websites to its Distribution Partner Program.  Travelweb gives its distribution partners access to the most competitive prices from 11,000 hotels including more than 100 well-known brands. 

Other leading travel sites such as Continental.com, AAVacations.com, OneTravel.com and PleasantHolidays.com have chosen Travelweb for broader distribution and are now joined by:

  • Ehotelrates.com – designed to support conventions and visitors bureaus
  • Hotelweb.com – a priceline.com company
  • Lowestfare.com – a priceline.com company
  • Emeetingsonline.com – designed to support meeting planners
  • Rezconnect.com – a full-service travel site
  • Idine.com – a loyalty-point dining site
“Hotels and online distributors alike are recognizing the benefits of the Travelweb distribution network and are switching from well-known conglomerates that are commoditizing the hotel lodging business and failing to optimize the revenue potential for their valuable distribution partners,” said Fred Bean, vice president of hotel sales and relations for Travelweb LLC. “Travelweb’s mission is to return the management of their own inventory and revenue back to the hotels while giving our distribution partners access to the largest merchant inventory available online – obviously it’s working.” 

Travelweb’s Distribution Partner Program allows third-party distributors to quickly and easily maximize revenue potential by giving their online customers access to a wide array of hotel product, customer service and unique merchandising opportunities. 

In addition to the increased revenue potential, Travelweb Distribution Partners benefit from:

  • Competitive rates
  • Enhanced website value
  • Easy implementation
  • Broader product offering
  • Available in multiple currencies
  • Guaranteed payment
For information on how to join Travelweb’s Distribution Partner Program email affiliates@travelweb.com.

About Travelweb LLC 
Travelweb LLC is a travel distribution company. Owned by Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE: HLT), Hyatt Corporation, Marriott International (NYSE: MAR), InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG), Starwood Hotels (NYSE: HOT), priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) and travel technology provider Pegasus Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEGS), Travelweb pioneered the seamless merchant distribution model which is credited for returning yield and revenue management capabilities back to hoteliers and for broadening their distribution options.  Travelweb automates the distribution of discounted rooms and brings new cost and time efficiencies to the market.  Travelweb's private label offerings distributed through Travelweb.com and leading third-party Internet partners such as lowestfare.com, aavacations.com, and continental.com, give consumers access to a the largest selection of hotel accommodations at discounted rates online. Travelweb LLC is a private company headquartered in Dallas and can be found on the internet at www.travelweb.com.


 
Contact:
Nicole Hockin
Travelweb
214.424.8479
nhockin@travelweb.com
www.travelweb.com
Also See: Zero Transaction Fees: Independent Hotels, Chains Profit from Landmark Agreement; Manage Discounted Rooms Through Central Res Systems at No Cost / May 2003


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