8th Jan 1999, the leading online wholesale travel planning and reservation service, today launched its Travelscape Europe international travel service - further evidence of the tremendous growth occurring within the online travel business.

Travelscape Europe will offer customers hotel and air/hotel packages to approximately 20 cities and 150 hotels at the top destinations throughout Europe. Customers who access Travelscape Europe ( can expect discounts of between 10 and 30 percent off hotel selling rates - depending on the season and various specials. Travelscape Europe offers a broad selection of hotels in price points ranging from budget to luxury.

To celebrate the Travelscape Europe launch, is giving away a trip to Amsterdam that will consist of a five-night stay in the heart of the old city. Customers can enter to win the trip by logging onto

“In the year 2000, the expected number of trips taken to Europe by Americans should grow by approximately 10 percent to more than 12 million - and Travelscape Europe is the perfect site for planning these trips,” said Erick Rodriguez, Executive Vice President, Product Development. “ is the only online travel Web site that can provide air and hotel packages offering flight choices from multiple airlines in a comparative format. This allows our customers to shop for the best package for their European destinations without having to visit multiple travel sites.” will offer specials for hot deals on European hotels on a weekly basis. Customers can log onto or and click on “Europe” to access the weekly specials, travel tips and other information on traveling to Europe.


Each room night booked through Travelscape Europe entitles guests to one free continental breakfast at each of the participating hotels. also extends its No-Risk Reservation Guarantee on all Travelscape Europe hotel reservations made through its Web site.

“At, we have made a concerted effort to ensure that our customers enjoy the best travel values and the highest levels of service,” Rodriguez said. “In keeping with’s commitment to customer service, we have added staff to our call center dedicated specifically to handling customers interested in international travel.” Travelscape Europe’s hotel offerings include:

Mayfair Hotel in Brussels from $92 per night
Radisson Hotel in Amsterdam from $135 per night
Forum Hotel in Berlin from $109 per night
Ashling Hotel in Dublin from $127 per night
Windsor Hotel in Geneva from $96 per night
Inverness Court Hotel in London from $134 per night
Hotel Novanox in Paris from $116 per night
The Anglo Americano in Rome from $83 per night


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