Travelocity’s Merchant Program Continues to Build Momentum

2nd Sep 2003

(R) merchant hotel program, the fastest growing independent in the industry, now includes more than 7,000 hotels—on display and currently on sale.
“At the rate we’re going we will double the number of hotels we expected to have in the program by the end of the year,” said Michelle Peluso, Pictured COO of Travelocity. “It’s a thrill to see that our program has resonated so well throughout the industry.”

Helping to fuel this rapid growth is additional inventory from Carlson Hotels Worldwide(R), one of the first major hotel chains to sign on as a Travelocity merchant partner shortly after the launch of the program in October 2002.

Carlson Hotels
brands include Regent(R) International Hotels, Radisson(R) Hotels & Resorts, Park Plaza(R) Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(R) and Park Inn(R) Hotels.

“Travelocity’s model is very supplier friendly and ensures that Carlson benefits from the relationship,” said Christine Brosnahan, vice president, reservations and distribution services for Carlson Hotels Worldwide. “They have a solid strategy and team behind their merchant hotel program.”

Ross Mantione, Travelocity’s vice president, partner marketing alliances said on the deal: “Having an industry-renowned name like Carlson continue to add properties into our merchant program reinforces the tremendous strides we have made in recent months. We look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship with Carlson.”


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