, a leading real-time, online leisure-lodging reservations network, Thursday announced that it will provide its reservations technology to W. Hardy Interactive Inc., a software and web development company that has developed and hosts an exclusive online lodging directory for the state of Vermont - accessible through www.skivermont.com, www.ridevermont.comand www.govermont.com.
This partnership will considerably extend inntopia.com`s distribution channels in Vermont and benefit lodging properties throughout the state, as skivermont.com and ridevermont.com are heavily promoted by the state of Vermont, the Vermont Ski Area Association and private sector partners.
``This is a great opportunity for inntopia.com member properties in Vermont and a perfect addition to our already significant online distribution for the state, as well as for all of New England,`` said Trevor Crist, general manager and co-founder of inntopia.com.
``It is clear that we`ve assumed a leadership role in distribution throughout New England, providing all area properties with the best online distribution possible. These new affiliate sites, backed by tremendous advertising efforts, should prove to be extensive traffic and booking generators.``
Skivermont.com receives over 3,700 web sessions daily and 3.2 million hits per month during the winter months.
Walter Hardy, owner of W. Hardy Interactive, commented, ``Within three weeks of implementing inntopia.com`s reservations technology, skivermont.com generated over $3,300 in lodging reservations. I am optimistic that we have a continuing trend and will bring more visitors to Vermont through our site and this technology.``
inntopia.com`s technology platform affords inntopia.com affiliates and member lodging properties - inns, hotels, and bed and breakfasts - a powerful real-time reservations system that facilitates the sales and inventory management processes online.
The inntopia.com global distribution network, currently including over 7,500 partner websites, allows these Vermont lodging properties, as well as other properties, to increase sales by marketing available inventory over the Internet.