By land, air or sea, Americans
are making travel plans this summer and spending more on average for
leisure trips. With travelers managing higher gasoline prices and an array
of airline choices, a unique promotion from Utell by Pegasus(TM) member
hotels enables travelers to save money on their hotel stay without
compromising quality. Whether traveling to popular U.S. destinations or to
famous cities abroad, travelers can find deeply discounted hotel rates at
http://www.utell.com/ , which features the world’s largest collection of
independent prominent hotels. Utell by Pegasus is a service of Pegasus
Solutions, Inc. , a leading provider of hotel-related reservations
services and technology. According to the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), travelers
plan on spending an average of $1,101 on their longest summer pleasure
trip, up 4.4 percent from summer 2003. As part of a yearlong GREATRATE
program, more than 2,500 Utell by Pegasus hotels are slashing summer room
rates by a minimum of 25 percent in July and August, with some properties
dropping rates up to 50 percent off rack prices. Travelers booking the
GREATRATE promotion also receive a complimentary breakfast after each
night of their stay.
According to Sue Sauter of Hunter World Travel in Pleasanton, Calif., the
GREATRATE program savings adds additional pleasure to a leisure trip.
Sauter said, “Today’s travelers are looking for it all ... appealing
location, high quality accommodations, and solid value for their dollar.
Utell by Pegasus hotels consistently deliver on travelers’ expectations,
with the GREATRATE program saving them hundreds of dollars on longer
stays. Hotel savings can translate to more financial fuel for vacation
Utell member hotels around the world—including nearly 1,700 properties
in Europe, 250 in Asia Pacific, and 600 in the Americas region—are
offering reduced rates via the GREATRATE program. To locate and book a
GREATRATE hotel, contact your travel agent, call 1-800-44-UTELL, or visit
http://www.utell.com/ , which features photos of properties and details
about local attractions.