New Alliance with Provides Visitors Guaranteed Lowest Hotel Rates

7th May 2000

Today, Travelscape.comTM announced it would become the exclusive travel services provider for, bringing’s guaranteed lowest hotel rates and great travel deals to millions of readers each month. The alliance grants premier placement in the travel section ( and permanent residency on the front page of the site.

“Traditionally, there is a very strong association between the USA TODAY brand and travel. As more and more of our readers are looking to the Internet to find affordable travel packages, was seeking a relationship that would give our visitors the best travel options possible,” said Jeff Webber, senior vice president and publisher, “’s high-quality travel packages and guaranteed lowest hotel rates coupled with’s large customer base of savvy shoppers makes this relationship a win for all involved.”

Consumers can expect to benefit from this agreement with low cost travel options geared toward visitors. With discounted room rates at approximately 1,500 hotels in 240 cities worldwide, offers the guaranteed lowest prices and discounts up to 70 percent. Now’s nearly 15 million unique monthly visitors have access to’s special travel offerings with just one click.

“The alliance will provide a terrific distribution vehicle for Travelscape® and is a significant advantage to our member hotels,” said Tim Poster, co-founder of “In the end, the consumers ultimately reap the rewards-traveling with the knowledge that they got the best deal.”’s Rebate Offer

ADVERTISEMENT is celebrating the launch of the new relationship with by offering consumers up to $50 off their hotel reservations for online bookings on during the month of July 2000. This rebate promotion will appear in USA Today and, as well as on Consumers may receive a $15 rebate for a two-night booking, a $25 rebate for a three-night booking, a $35 rebate for a four-night booking, and a $50 rebate for a five-night booking. This offer is valid for hotel reservations booked as Hotel Only or as part of an Air & Hotel Package for travel between July 2, 2000 and August 31, 2000. Additional offer restrictions apply. For more information, visit or beginning July 1, 2000.



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