Travelweb Enables Direct Access to Discounted Hotel Inventory Online

22nd Jul 2003

American Airlines Vacations is
helping summer travelers plan and book travel online to even more places by
offering direct access to the Travelweb
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, 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 and properties 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

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