Carlson Hotels Worldwide Selects Expedia for Online Vacation Packages

13th Feb 2004

Carlson Hotels Worldwide

and Expedia Inc.
have announced that Expedia, Inc.‘s WWTE(TM)
private label booking solution will power the creation of hotel vacation
packages online for all of its brands. The WWTE solution provides a booking engine and access to travel products
and services to expand and improve Carlson Hotels’ customers’
travel-planning online. Customers now can book on the Radisson-branded Web
site, and combine a flight and/or car rental with any of more than 435
Radisson hotels and resorts worldwide. Destination services and
activities, including restaurant reservations and tickets to theme parks
and attractions, are also available.

Customers of Carlson’s four other hotel brands can book their rooms on the
brand site and then use a “Vacation Package” link to for
easy access to the same great air and car rental options, as well as a
multitude of destination services and activities.

“At Carlson Hotels, we want to address all of the needs of our customers
and give them the advantage of saving time and money by booking their
whole trip online—including flights, car rentals, and events and
activities,” said Kathy Hollenhorst, vice president, Relationship
Management and Development, Centers of Expertise-Carlson Companies, parent
organization of Carlson Hotels Worldwide. “The new vacation packages
booking solution provided by WWTE increases vacation planning
opportunities for our customers.”

“Adding a premier hotel company such as Carlson Hotels Worldwide to the
WWTE roster demonstrates the value that we bring to the sites of travel
suppliers,” said Barney Harford, senior vice president of air, car and
private label at Expedia, Inc. “We are excited about the opportunity to
have our dynamic packaging technology powering the vacation package
offering of such a respected travel brand.”



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