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BookIt.com, a leading online travel provider, today announced that it signed two new agreements that will give its guests more choices and deals at great destinations, including at independent and boutique hotels.
By partnering with Tourico Holidays, a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc. and the fastest growing worldwide wholesale travel provider that has more than 23,000 hotel agreements, BookIt.com broadens its variety of outstanding destinations for guests. In addition, a new agreement with LeisureLink, Inc., the leading distribution and revenue management platform for boutique hotels, timeshare resorts and vacation rental properties, adds even more choices and variety to popular travel and vacation spots across the country, and world.
“Entering into these agreements strengthens BookIt.com’s offering to its guests and extends our reach to many destinations that offer first-rate service and amenities,” said Enrique Klein, BookIt.com’s director of national accounts. “We continue to look for partners that make sense for not only BookIt.com as a business, but for our discerning guests who now will have more choices than ever before.”
The partnership with Tourico Holidays, which operates in 23 languages, provides BookIt.com with access to its thousands of hotel partners both in the United States and internationally.
“By partnering with Tourico Holidays, BookIt.com’s guests will be able to choose from our high-quality hotel partners located in more than 100 countries,” said Lauren Volcheff, vice president of marketing at Travel Holdings, Inc.
The alliance with LeisureLink and its Marketspan platform, which has existing relationships with more than 1,500 vacation rental properties, timeshare resorts, condo hotels and boutique resorts throughout North America and Europe, adds more choices for BookIt.com guests, in particular across the West Coast and ski country.
“Marketspan is thrilled to add Bookit.com to our vast distribution network,” Erik Hovanec, CEO at LeisureLink. “The partnership will allow our clients, who are largely independent properties and boutique hotels, the ability to get more exposure. But more importantly it will allow guests who are looking for alternatives to step out of the box.”
BookIt.com® is the largest privately held online travel agency in North America and one of the fastest growing travel companies in the world. The company offers a full range of services including vacation packages, airfare, hotel reservations, car rental, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions and services from a broad selection of destinations both domestically and internationally. BookIt.com created the patented FROM technology (US Patent #8010628) that searches for travel deals by focusing on the guest’s point of origin. For more information, visit www.BookIt.com.
About Tourico Holidays, Inc.
Tourico Holidays (www.TouricoHolidays.com) is a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc., a worldwide travel distribution company. Tourico Holidays is a global wholesale travel provider with over 150 international distribution websites and more than 23,000 merchant hotel agreements, operating in 23 languages in over 100 countries. Tourico Holidays operates and maintains global websites and online interfaces that serve a large diversity of travel sellers worldwide.
LeisureLink helps independent properties achieve dramatically higher revenues and turns them into leaders in their markets, through our Marketspan platform. The largest and most successful lodging companies use the latest real-time data and algorithm-based revenue management technology to dominate their markets. However, these systems have been too costly and complex for independent properties, putting them at a competitive disadvantage. LeisureLink’s innovative technology aims to level the playing field by arming independent properties with cost-effective and simple-to-use revenue management solutions.
Sydney, AU. (January 17, 2008 – ABN Newswire) − Wotif.com, (ASX:WTF) today announced that it had signed an agreement with Tourico Holidays Inc. for access to accommodation product in the United States of America and Canada. Under this agreement Wotif.com has the right to distribute Tourico Holidays’ full USA and Canadian product offering upon the Wotif.com accommodation website.
Tourico Holidays is a worldwide online wholesaler of travel product, with one of the most comprehensive hotel selections in the world. Tourico Holidays has especially established preferred supplier relationships with many leading hotel suppliers in North America.
Wotif.com’s CEO, Robbie Cooke, said “the arrangements with Tourico will provide Wotif.com with a compelling product offering in the USA and Canada and will lift our product range in those markets to a level comparable with our Australian, Asian and European markets. With system development undertaken over recent months we are in a position to progressively release Tourico Holidays’ offering over the next month.”
The strong Australian dollar has meant that the USA is an attractive destination for Wotif.com’s leisure customers. We also know that many of our business users will be keen to access our expanded US offering,” he said.
Amir Kalmar, Tourico Holidays’ Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Chief Marketing Officer, said “We are delighted to be entering into this supply arrangement with Wotif.com, Australasia’s leading online accommodation booking service. Tourico Holidays, as a leading online wholesaler of accommodation and other travel services, is excited about providing its inventory into the Australian market via our partnership with Wotif.com.”