FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines Vacations is helping summer travelers plan and book travel online to even more places by offering direct access to the Travelweb LLC distribution network of discounted rates from more than 10,000 leading hotels. This agreement complements the already expansive range of AA Vacations planning services related to destinations throughout the Americas, Hawaii, the Caribbean and Europe.
“The addition of Travelweb’s hotel distribution offering dramatically increases the breadth of travel planning services we offer our customers - an enhancement that fits perfectly with our commitment to providing the best values available to our customers,” said Dan Westbrook, president - American Airlines Vacations. “Now, on AAVacations.com, each customer can find the best solution to meet his or her own travel preference this summer, regardless of where or when they plan to travel.”
The Travelweb worldwide hotel network represents more than 100 hotel brands worldwide, including Wyndham, Shangri-La, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Kimpton Boutique Hotels, Carlson Hotels, Leading Hotels of the World, Fairmont Hotels and Choice Hotels, as well as the many chains andproperties of Travelweb’s owner hotels such as Hilton Hotels Corp., Hyatt Corp., Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Starwood Hotels.
“Travelweb`s hotel distribution network gives AA Vacations the opportunity to offer its customers real-time availability, unlike other distributors, on great deals from the largest inventory of economy, three-, four- and five-star hotels worldwide, which dramatically increases customer satisfaction,” said Jaynne Allison, acting chief operating officer - Travelweb LLC. “The addition of AA Vacations gives our more than 10,000 participating hotels a great opportunity to reach more customers while allowing the hotels to better manage their inventory and yield through their existing central reservation systems.”
About American Airlines Vacations:
American Airlines Vacations is one of the most successful airline-owned tour operators in the United States. As a market leader in the travel industry with more than 50 years experience, American Airlines Vacations offers its customers a choice of more than 1,500 hotels and resorts in more than 300 cities worldwide. For more information on American Airlines Vacations, contact your Travel Agent, visit the company`s Web site at www.aavacations.com or call 800-321-2121.
About American Airlines:
American Airlines is the world`s largest carrier. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve nearly 275 cities in 50 countries and territories with approximately 4,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,100 aircraft. American`s award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld Alliance.
About Travelweb LLC:
Travelweb LLC is a travel distribution company. Owned by Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE: HLT), Hyatt Corporation, Intercontinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG), Marriott International (NYSE: MAR), Starwood Hotels (NYSE: HOT), priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLND) and travel technology provider Pegasus Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEGS), Travelweb offers an innovative new method for the online distribution of hotel rooms. For hotel operators, Travelweb LLC automates the distribution of discounted rooms and brings new cost and time efficiencies to the market. Launched in June 2003, Travelweb.com gives consumers the largest selection of hotel rooms and rates than any online travel destination. Through Travelweb’s private label offerings distributed through leading third-party Internet affiliates such as priceline.com, Orbitz and continental.com, consumers have access to a full spectrum of hotel accommodations and rates. Travelweb LLC is a private company headquartered in Dallas.