Lodging.com Increases Hotel Inventory Worldwide

16th Jul 2004

has more than doubled its offering of specially negotiated hotel deals, providing its customers with the choice of up to 30,000 properties around the world.This new inventory, primarily international, is a perfect complement to
Lodging.com’s existing selection of U.S.-based hotels and distinct
properties, and includes one to five-star accommodations, major
international hotel chains, French chateaux and English manor houses.

Now is the Time to Travel Abroad—International travel is on the rise,
according to one of Lodging.com’s largest affiliates, CheapTickets.
International air sales on the site are up for the summer more than 50
percent from 2004, indicating that Americans are excited about
international travel again, and anxious to see what the world has to
offer. Lodging.com can help jet setters find a place to stay in any one of
thousands of cities around the world.

London is a Top Seller—With London as the favorite international summer
destination this year, Lodging.com has many fine hotel options to choose
from. The Royal Bayswater, located directly across from Hyde Park is just
one minute from the Underground, and starts as low as $83.00 a night. Or
visit the Thistle Islington, not far from the British Museum in this
trendy part of London which is also home to Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Prices start at $157.99 a night. Travelers can also stay in a quiet
tree-lined London neighborhood at the Marriott Regents Park, starting at
$192.99 a night.

Italy Brings Beauty and Value—A visit to Rome would not be complete
without a visit to Vatican City, and you can walk to this pilgrimage site
from the Giotto Hotel, starting at $77.99 a night. Make your home away
from home the San Giusto Hotel, located in the exclusive neighborhood,
“Monte Parioli” near Villa Borghese, starting at $113.99 a night. Or
travel to Florence and see Michaelangelo’s “David,” located just a short
walk from the San Gallo Palace Hotel, starting at $161.99 a night.

Europe and Its Pubs—Europe not only has many cities known for their
concentration of fine art but also some known for their pub population.
While in Dublin, for example, visit the famous Shack Restaurant in the
city of Temple Bar when you stay at the George Frederic Hotel, starting at
$125.99 a night. Or visit Amsterdam, the city known for its vibrant colors
and 1,402 cafes and bars, and stay at the Sander Hotel, near the center of
town, starting at $137.99 a night.


The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Tour De France—For bicycle
enthusiasts (and even those who think the Tour de France is a sightseeing
trip), Lodging.com is offering the opportunity to visit the city of light
during one of the most exciting times of the year. From July 3 through
July 25, France is hosting one of the world’s most famous sporting events,
the 91st Tour de France. Lodging.com customers can be there to cheer Lance
Armstrong with vacation packages that include round-trip airfare and hotel
accommodations at a savings of up to 50%* off. Visit Lodging.com for more
details about packages departing from destinations throughout the United
States. Find a customized trip like this one, from New York City to Paris,
including roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations, for seven nights,
starting as low as $1,219* per person. That is a savings of 47 percent
when compared to a-la-carte air and hotel pricing of $2,316.


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