PRNewswire FORT WORTH, Texas Nov. 17 :
Travelocity(R) customers will now have three new ways to book Marriott
International, Inc. hotels. As a result of the agreement between Marriott
International and Travelocity, customers can book Marriott`s brands via
Travelocity`s merchant hotel program and two package shopping engines—
Travelocity TotalTrip(SM) flight + hotel and Travelocity Last Minute Deals.
The agreement allows Travelocity`s customers more flexibility when
planning stays at Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts,
Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn,
TownePlace Suites and SpringHill Suites.
“We are extremely pleased to announce this agreement with Travelocity that
will give customers more opportunity to book Marriott hotel rooms,” said
Bruce Wolff, senior vice president, distribution sales and marketing,
Marriott International. “It has been our long-standing philosophy to sell
the way the customer wants to buy, and now customers who book through
Travelocity will have access to the same publicly available rates offered
through Marriott channels.”
Travelocity CEO Sam Gilliland said on the deal: “We are very excited to be
the first major online travel site to have added Marriott International to
its merchant hotel program. Adding its inventory, not only to our
guaranteed low price hotel offerings, but also to Travelocity TotalTrip
and Last Minute Deals, will translate into even more choice, more
flexibility and more cost savings for our mutual customers. We look
forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship with Marriott
About Travelocity`s Merchant Hotel Program
More than 9,000 hotels worldwide currently participate in Travelocity`s
merchant hotel program—the fastest growing independent program in the
industry. In addition to Marriott, popular chains include Best Western
International, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, La Quinta Corporation, Choice
Hotels International, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Cendant Corporation and
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (formerly Six Continents Hotels).
Additionally, more than 1,500 well- known independently owned and operated
hotels from across the world participate.
Travelocity was the first online distributor of its scope to gain access
to rates and availability directly from suppliers` central reservation
systems. Hoteliers benefit from Travelocity`s seamless technical solution
and have greater merchandising opportunities to more than 40 million
Travelocity members and onward distribution partners through enhanced
hotel descriptions and rate displays on the hotel path, as well as
participation in packaging and cross-sell opportunities. Inventory and
rates can be loaded via the Sabre global distribution system, through the
hotel`s central reservation system or via the Travelocity extranet. Hotels
can obtain more information by sending an e-mail to
[email protected] .
Travelocity, a Sabre Holdings(R) company, pioneered the online travel
space and continues to be the most popular travel service on the Web,
giving consumers access to hundreds of airlines, thousands of hotels and
cruise, last-minute and vacations packages, and best-in-class car rental
companies, all backed by 1,000 customer service representatives staffed to
provide 24-hour assistance. With 40 million members, Travelocity is the
seventh largest travel agency in the United States. It has been recognized
worldwide for its leadership in the online travel space, and it operates
or powers Web sites in five languages across four continents.
Sabre Holdings Corporation is a world leader in travel commerce, retailing
travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for
the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at
http://www.sabre-holdings.com/ . Additional information about Travelocity
can be found on the Web at http://www.travelocity.com/ .
About Marriott International, Inc.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a leading worldwide hospitality company
with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other
countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises
hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance,
Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill
Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates
vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International,
Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands;
operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate
housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference
centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., has
approximately 128,000 employees, and was ranked as the lodging industry`s
most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE(R).
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