today announced a partnership to offer vacation ideas and packages to visitors of the Travel Channel`s Web site
Now, Travel Channel viewers can watch their favorite programming, decide on a destination of interest, then search and book travel to those destinations online.
Available through the “Book A Trip” link, on the Travel Channel`s home page as well as other deep links within the Web site`s content, viewers now have access to OneTravel`s value-priced airfares, hotel rooms, car rentals, vacation packages, and cruises to destinations worldwide. Among these features, travelers can search OneTravel`s newly designed airfare booking engine, FareBeater. Designed to deliver a minimum of 220 fares in a single search, FareBeater delivers more flight options than any other travel site.
In addition to flights, Travel Channel users also have access to OneTravel`s Ideal Vacation Finder. A search tool designed to deliver vacation options based on travelers` preferences, the Ideal Vacation Finder is perfect for travelers who need some guidance to pick a destination right for them. Users can search by activity preference, time of year, and departure city.
Travelers who already have a specific destination in mind can peruse the Travel Sales & Specials page. On this page, users have access to a variety of exclusive deals and deeply discounted prices. For instance, travelers interested in the Caribbean can take advantage of free airfare with their vacation purchase.
In addition to vacation packages, users can book their hotel stay or car rental quickly and conveniently. Travelers have access to nearly 15,000 specially negotiated hotel rates - so they can get a great deal on everything from boutique hotels to luxury hotel brands. Plus, with OneTravel`s special Low Price Guarantee, users can book with confidence knowing that they are guaranteed to get the lowest rate or their money back.
“We are pleased to enter into this partnership with the Travel Channel,” states Michael Thomas, president and CEO of OneTravel.com. “It works to establish a more complete experience for the viewer. Not only can viewers learn about new and interesting places with on-air programming, but now, they can also fulfill the travel experience by booking these destinations online.”
“Our site is about bringing the world to our audience and inspiring them to travel,” says Andrew Cary, executive producer of the Travel Channel web site. “The next step is to actually book a trip. We`ve been working with OneTravel.com for many years and find them to be competitive and reliable. We`re excited to make new tools like FareBeater available to our users.”
In the upcoming months, the Travel Channel will offer OneTravel vacation deals, which more closely integrate with programming. For instance, after viewers watch a show during Beach Week, they can simply log on the Travel Channel`s Web site to view corresponding travel deals and specials.
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