Travelocity Signs Merchant Hotel Agreement with SynXis

24th May 2004

customers can now choose from even more money-saving hotel options with the addition of inventory affiliated with SynXis to Travelocity’s merchant hotel program. SynXis-linked properties are now available via the Travelocity(R) hotel, TotalTripSM flight + hotel and Last Minute Deals shopping engines. As part of a comprehensive agreement, this inventory will also be made available to Travelocity partner sites such as Travelocity.caSM and, affiliates of World Choice Travel and the Sabre Travel Network’s Sabre ExclusivesSM travel agency program.

With relationships with more than 5,600 hotels throughout the United States and worldwide, including a large contingency in Europe, SynXis clients include Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Destination Hotels and Resorts, Sonesta Hotels and Resorts, The Pinehurst Company, and European groups Hotels & Preference, Luxury Lifestyle Hotels, Design Hotels, and Ringhotels.

Along with the great deals provided to consumers, SynXis is also offering a significant fee reduction to all hotels participating in this merchant hotel program.

“We want Travelocity’s merchant program to provide our customers the best selection of properties with the best pricing available,” said Ross Mantione, Travelocity’s vice president, partner marketing. “With the addition of SynXis we continue to act as an advocate for our customers while helping provide hoteliers with reduced distribution costs for seamless connectivity and reservation delivery as well.”“Broadening our distribution reach with Travelocity is a solid strategic fit for our hotel brands,” said Bernard Ellis, senior vice president, strategic accounts and channels at SynXis. “Travelocity has proven distribution and we are confident in their ability to help us effectively and collaboratively market our large inventory of properties to their broad membership base. The program will be extremely cost effective for our hotels, and will require almost no incremental effort to administer thanks to our robust rate management capabilities.”

The rollout of SynXis merchant inventory on Travelocity has already begun and more properties are being added daily.



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