SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—TravelNow.com (NasdaqSC:TNOW), offering a world-wide database of hotel, airline, cruise, and car rental reservation information and booking capabilities, today announces that the company is ranked the number one provider of hotel room bookings on the Internet, according to Top9.com.
Using exclusive consumer research intelligence from PC Data Online, Top9.com ranks the most popular websites by industry category on a monthly basis.
With unique visitors currently reaching over 1.1 million per month, TravelNow.com is maintaining growth as a technology and service provider for the Internet travel industry. Gross bookings for the quarter ended September 30, 2000 increased by 170% over bookings for the same period a year ago. Most recently, TravelNow also became the first online travel site to allow consumers the capability to initiate a hotel booking on Internet-enabled wireless devices.
“TravelNow.com is proud to be recognized by Top9.com as a leader in the online travel industry. We have been successful in raising the level of our technology and passing the benefits on to the consumers and our affiliate Web sites,” stated Jeff Wasson, CEO of TravelNow.com.
TravelNow has continuously been recognized by multiple organizations as a leader in online travel as well as e-commerce in general. Gomez ranks the company within the top 20 in all related categories for travel Web sites including ease of use, customer confidence, on-site resources, and relationship services. Additionally, Nielsen//Netratings reported in June, 2000 that TravelNow was the fourth fastest growing travel site.
Launched in March, 1995, TravelNow was among the first real-time hotel reservation services on the Internet. Through its system of affiliates, TravelNow provides competitive rates for more than 40,000 hotels in 5,000 cities and 140 countries. The company offers discounts of up to 65% on over 700 hotels in almost every major city and up to 40% on over 7,000 hotels around the world. In addition to hotel reservations, car, air, and cruise reservations can also be arranged at www.travelnow.com.