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TravelCLICK's eMarketer Honors To  Be Presented
at HSMAI Travel Awards Night Gala Dinner
Jan. 26,  2004
TravelCLICK to  Present Awards in Six Categories

Chicago, IL (January  5, 2004) -  Excellence in hotel industry eMarketing will be recognized  again this year at  the HSMAI Travel Awards Night when TravelCLICK  presents the 2003 "eMarketer of  the Year Awards."

Awards  will be presented for the top electronic marketing by individual  hotels in four regions: North America, Latin America, Europe/Middle  East/Africa,  and Asia/Pacific. In addition, there will be an award  for the top Chain/Brand  eMarketer worldwide. One of these five  category winners will be named the  overall eMarketer of the Year  at the HSMAI Travel Awards Night Dinner on January  26, 2004 at  the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

The criteria used to  select the 2003 eMarketer of the Year include the amount  of growth  in revenue from bookings generated from property, brand, and third  party Web sites, as well as competitive electronic revenue performance  from the  GDS. The eMarketer award winners will be selected based  on a combination of  their excellence in both GDS and Web site  e-commerce.

"Over 19 billion dollars in revenues were generated  worldwide in 2003 for  hotel rooms booked electronically," said  Bruce W. Mainzer, senior vice president  of marketing for TravelCLICK.

"Hoteliers who deploy successful e-marketing rely  on smart control  over all electronic distribution sources. The TravelCLICK/  HSMAI  eMarketer of the Year Awards recognize the best e-commerce initiatives  in  the worldwide hospitality industry."

About TravelCLICK

TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) is the leading provider  of solutions that  help hotels and other travel industry suppliers  maximize net revenue from  electronic distribution channels. TravelCLICK's  competitive benchmarking reports  provide hotels with price and  booking performance information unavailable  through any other  source. The company's exclusive electronic marketing networks  allow  hotels and other travel related suppliers to target promotional  messages  to specific travel agents, consumers, and group meeting  planners when they are  booking travel. The TravelCLICK Interactive  division assists hotels with online  strategies to increase consumer  direct business.

Established in 1996 and headquartered in the  Chicago area, TravelCLICK  operates in more than 140 countries  around the world. The company has over 6,000  clients, including  national and international companies such as Accor, Air  France,  Avis, Best Western International, British Airways, Carlson Hotels  Worldwide, Choice Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Four  Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Grupo Posadas, Hilton Hotels Corporation,  Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, Leading  Hotels of the World, Loews  Hotels, Lufthansa, Marriott International,  NH Hotels, The Peninsula Group, The  Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company,  SAS, The Savoy Group, Shangri-La Hotels, Sol Melia,  Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Thistle Hotels, USAirways, Virgin Atlantic and  Wyndham  Hotels & Resorts.


 
Contact:
TravelCLICK
Kristina Paider
847.585.5238
kpaider@travelclick.net
www.travelclick.net

Stephanie Seacord
Leading Edge
135 Piscassic Road (PO Box 960)
Newfields NH 03856
T: 603-772-1835
F: 603-772-7066
stephanieseacord@msn.com



 
Also See: TravelCLICK's RateVIEW Endorsed by InterContinental Hotels Group's Asia-Pacific Properties / December 2003
Electronic Bookings for European Hotels Increase 5.8% in Q3 / November 2003
Electronic Bookings Up 10.5% in Q3 for Hotels Worldwide; Consumer Internet Component up 51.6% / eMonitor Results / November 2003
Brand Sites Produce 67% of all Major Hotel Chain Internet Reservations / eTRAK Results / October 2003
Hotwire.com Joins TravelCLICK's Consumer Media Network / October 2003
Travel Agents Still Rely on GDS for Hotel Selection; 83% of GDS Terminals Receive Text Messaging/Advertising / Ray Cohen / October 2003
Hilton International Selects TravelCLICK’s RateVIEW / September 2003
TravelCLICK Clients Report High Satisfaction with RateVIEW On-Demand Rate Comparison Tool; Over 1400 Hotels Worldwide Utilize RateVIEW / August 2003
TravelCLICK Interactive Combines With iHotelier / June 2003
TravelCLICK Gives NYU Investment Conference Attendees Real-Time View of Their Properties’ Electronic Distribution Performance / May 2003
Worldwide Hotel Electronic Bookings Up 4.6% in Q1; TravelCLICK’s eMonitor Now Includes Third Party Internet Bookings from Pegasus / TravelCLICK eMonitor / May 2003
TravelCLICK Reports Recovery for Hotel Bookings on Internet and GDS since Onset of Iraq War - Company Issues Tips to Hotels: Don't Stay Quiet / April 2003
Strategic Hotel Capital Endorses TravelCLICK Products / April 2003
Cornell’s Center for Hospitality Research Partners with TravelCLICK to Help Hoteliers Improve Revenue Management Strategies / April 2003
Hotels Experienced Considerable Growth in Room Nights Booked Electronically Through the Global Distribution Systems in Q4; Luxury Segment Room Nights Booked Electronically Grow 21% / TravelCLICK eMonitor / Feb 2003
Electronic Bookings for Worldwide Hotel Industry Show Improvement - TravelCLICK Issues Third Quarter eMonitor / November 2002
Report on Electronic Bookings for Worldwide Hotel Industry Shows Luxury Segment Leads the Way to HotelRecovery in Q2 / TravelCLICK Issues Second Quarter eMonitor / Aug 2002
Room Nights Booked Electronically Down 10% from the First Quarter of 2001, Revenue Off 18% / eMonitor / June 2002
Worldwide Hotel Room Nights Booked Electronically Through the Global Distribution Systems Down 12% Versus 4th Qtr Last Year / eMonitor / Feb 2002


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