Vail Resorts Extends Agreement With Expedia and

21st Sep 2004

Expedia, Inc. and today announced an agreement with Vail Resorts, Inc. to make its RockResorts luxury resorts available to the more than 30 million
monthly visitors shopping on and Through this
agreement, Expedia(R) and will further expand their inventory
of luxury destinations in some of the country’s top resort and ski markets.Vail Resorts owns leading ski resorts in Colorado and California in
addition to a summer resort in Grand Teton, Wyo. Vail Resorts also owns a
majority stake in RockResorts, a collection of owned and/or managed luxury
spas, lodges, and resorts located in distinctive destinations across North
America. With this agreement, Expedia and customers will now
have enhanced access to RockResorts properties and destination activities
at 10 distinct RockResorts properties in California, Colorado, Florida,
New Mexico, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.

“Vail Resorts has built a strong marketing relationship with Expedia and that offers impressive benefits to customers, such as an easy
way to find information and book a complete destination experience online,
including lodging and ski lift tickets alongside extras like equipment
rentals and ground transportation,” said Ed Mace, President, Vail Resorts
Lodging Company and President of RockResorts. “We are pleased to extend
that whole trip experience to our RockResorts customers and to introduce
Expedia and customers to some of the most unique luxury resorts
in the country.”

“Adding RockResorts properties to Expedia and’s selection of
top-notch properties marks a continued effort by Expedia and to
further expand the variety of high-quality destinations to our growing
list of hotel offerings,” said Spencer Rascoff, vice president of lodging
at Expedia and “By working together with a range of hotels and
resorts to build year-round package and destination service offerings,
Expedia and can provide the nearly 30 million visitors to our
sites incredible vacation options, and in doing so, we also provide a
powerful marketing advantage to our hotel partners.”



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