Choice Hotels Selects Travelocity as its First Online Merchant Hotel Partner

20th May 2003

Travelocity and Choice Hotels International have signed an agreement that will give consumers access to guaranteed low priced hotels from Choice Hotels` eight well-known brands via the Travelocity shopping engine. This is the first merchant hotel agreement Choice Hotels has signed with an online travel site.

Caption: Wayne Wielgus
Senior Vice President, Marketing - Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

franchises more than 5,000 hotel properties open or under development worldwide under the brand names Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn.

“From our perspective, Travelocity adds tremendous distribution value to Choice Hotels` properties, putting them in front of tens of millions of consumers. This agreement will continue to strengthen the partnership we have created together,” said Wayne Wielgus, Choice Hotels` senior vice president, marketing. “We are excited to be on board.”

“Adding Choice Hotels` brands to our merchant hotel mix is a win for us, a win for Choice Hotels and, most importantly, a win for our mutual customers,” said Ross Mantione, Travelocity`s vice president partner marketing alliances. “We look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship with Choice Hotels.”


The roll out of Choice Hotels` merchant inventory on Travelocity
has already begun and more properties are being added daily.

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