STRATEGIC PARTNERS HELP TRAVELSCAPE.COM PROVIDE TRAVELERS WITH TOP-RATED BOOKING EXPERIENCE

Travelscape.com, the Internet’s leading online travel wholesaler, today announced the formation of strategic relationships with three Internet companies to continue providing travelers with a top-rated travel booking experience. The partnerships are with:

Ask Jeeves, a leading provider of question answering services for consumers and companies on the Web;


TravelNow.com, the first independent hotel reservation service on the Internet; and


LastMinuteTravel.com, a travel and entertainment ticket listing service.

Travelscape.com’s agreement with Ask Jeeves will enable consumers who visit the Ask Jeeves site inquiring about booking travel reservations to be directed to Travelscape.com. Both TravelNow.com and LastMinuteTravel.com have named Travelscape.com as one of its premier hotel providers. TravelNow.com also has integrated Travelscape.com into the booking functionality of its Web site, further allowing consumers to gain access to Travelscape’s massive inventory of great hotel rates.

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Travelscape.com’s new strategic partners join an already first-rate lineup of affiliate companies. For example, Earthlink, MapQuest, AT&T Worldnet, and Yahoo! are all exclusive or premier providers of hotel rooms made available by Travelscape.com. The company also has established arrangements with such travel partners as Expedia.com, Trip.com, and Travelzoo.com, as well as Web portals Looksmart.com and Go2Net.com.


“When Travelscape.com chooses its business partners, our top priority is to examine how the relationship will improve consumers’ lives,” said Tom Breitling, Travelscape.com co-founder and chief operating officer. “Our agreements with top brands serve to differentiate Travelscape.com as the traveler’s best friend when making online reservations.”


About Travelscape.com


Travelscape.com is the only major travel site developed by an experienced national wholesale tour and travel company. Travelscape.com, ranked as a top online travel provider by independent consumer advisory service BizRate.com, offers the lowest rates available for hotel accommodations through the company’s “No Risk Reservation Guarantee.” The guarantee promises customers booking any of Travelscape.com’s preferred hotels that if a better rate is found for the same hotel on the same dates, Travelscape.com will immediately refund the difference.


Travelscape.com’s proprietary “Click Less” architecture reduces booking time to mere minutes and just five easy steps. Travelscape.com does not require registration, so checking hotel and airfare rates is even faster and easier. Travelscape.com offers customer support 24 hours a day, seven days a week through its toll-free telephone number (1-888-335-0101). For more information, visit www.travelscape.com.


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