WorldRes.com Network Grows to Over 30,000 Hotels and Accommodations Worldwide

13 June 2002


SAN MATEO, Calif.—WorldRes.com, a leading online hotel reservation network, today announced that its hotel supply has grown to more than 30,000 hotels, bed & breakfasts, inns and resorts. On and offline consumers and travel agents can easily find and book these accommodations through the WorldRes network of top Internet partner Web sites, global distribution systems, travel agencies and the consumer Web site PlacesToStay.com.


“As the Internet`s largest online directory and shopping resource, SuperPages.com chose to partner with WorldRes because of their vast network of global hotels,” said Eric Chandler, director of innovation and development of Verizon SuperPages. “The WorldRes hotel booking engine enables SuperPages.com visitors to find and book unique accommodations in the destinations they need and want.”


WorldRes provides the largest unique supply of accommodations, ranging from bed & breakfasts to large metropolitan hotels and international chains, creating vacation experiences never before available to worldwide consumers.


“At WorldRes, we continue to offer the most diverse group of hotels across our network of Internet partners, consumer Web sites and travel agents,” said Wolfgang Kitza, CEO of WorldRes. “With more than 30,000 unique lodging options around the world, customers choose between brands they know and independent hotels and bed & breakfasts only available on our network.”

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“As one of the premier resorts in Hawaii, the Grand Wailea Resort offers guests the vacation of a lifetime set in a tropical oasis. Through our partnership with WorldRes, our clientele has the ability to find and book the resort from thousands of Web sites and travel agencies,” said Dawn Wheeler, director of reservations at Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa in Maui, Hawaii. “With WorldRes, we have seen an increase in reservations and worldwide interest in our resort. Customers also feel at-ease booking with us because of the images and information available about our resort online.”


WorldRes.com is a leading online hotel reservation network with more than 30,000 properties. The network includes over 2,000 Web distribution partners, travel agents and global distribution systems. WorldRes.com also owns and operates the consumer Web sites, PlacesToStay.com (www.placestostay.com) and BedandBreakfast.com (www.bedandbreakfast.com). Founded in 1995, WorldRes.com is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., with global offices in France, Germany and the United Kingdom.


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