EarthLink and Travelscape.com today announced an agreement that makes Travelscape.com the exclusive online full-service travel provider offered to EarthLink’s one million-plus member base. Travelscape.com’s pairing with one of the world’s leading Internet service providers allows EarthLink members to make their travel plans through Travelscape.com directly from their Personal Start Page, the first page members see when they log onto the Internet.
“By adding Travelscape.com to our Personal Start Page, we are providing our members with access to the premier discount travel provider on the Internet,” said Howard Lefkowitz, EarthLink’s vice president of business development. “Our partnerships with leading Internet companies like Travelscape.com provides EarthLink members immediate access to a wide variety of goods and services ranging from travel planning to book purchasing to news headlines, personalized weather reports, stock updates and more.”
As EarthLinks’s newest Premier Partner, Travelscape.com will also receive prominent advertising and promotional opportunities through a variety of EarthLink media, including EarthLink’s Web site (www.earthlink.net), its award-winning TotalAccess Internet connectivity software and bLink, EarthLink’s bimonthly membership magazine.
“We are excited about our partnership with EarthLink,” said Tim Poster, founder and CEO of Travelscape.com. “The ability of EarthLink members to shop for the best discount travel options available, right from their Personal Start Page, demonstrates EarthLink’s commitment to make its members’ Internet experience one that is both rich and rewarding.”
Travelscape.com is the latest company to join a list of leading Internet content and commerce Premiere Partners that appear on EarthLink’s Personal Start Page 3.0, which debuted online in November. These partners include ABCNews.com, Amazon.com, American Greetings, AccuWeather, CNN Interactive, ESPN.com, Excite, GoTo.com, Infoseek, InfoSpace.com, Lycos, MiningCo.com, Snap, Sprint, PC Quote and Wired Digital.
More than half of EarthLink’s million members customize and use a Personal Start Page as their default Internet launch point every time they go online. EarthLink members typically spend 38 hours a month on the Internet, clicking on their Personal Start Page seven times or more during one Internet session.