Achieves Record Revenue in 2003

23rd Feb 2004, the web site of Marriott International, Inc. , set a record
for revenue in 2003 with gross sales of more than $1.4 billion, a 29
percent increase from 2002, the company said. Online bookings on continue to grow. So far this year, Marriott’s web site has
already booked a record number of reservations on two separate days. The
latest record took place Tuesday, Feb. 10, when more than 25,000 bookings
were made.Marriott has made significant enhancements to the web site for leisure
customers. Travelers are taking advantage of features such as Last-Minute
Weekends, which offers hotel, airfare and car packages, available within
two weeks of departure that offer up to 60 percent savings. Design Your
Own packages enable travelers to custom design their own vacation
packages, including hotel rooms, flights and car rentals for any time they
want to travel. Two or more people can travel anywhere in the U.S., with
the best values booked at least 14 days in advance. These features can be
found under the specials and packages section of

This year, additional enhancements to will make it easier to
plan and book group events, such as weddings. In addition,
will increase the number of global sites tailored to international markets.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a leading worldwide hospitality company
with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other
countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises
hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance,
Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill
Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates
vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International,
Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands;
operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate
housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference
centers. Marriott is also in the synthetic fuel business. The company is
headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 128,000
employees. In fiscal year 2003, Marriott International reported sales from
continuing operations of $9 billion. For more information or reservations,
please visit our web site at


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