ORLANDO, Fla. – July 17, 2012 – Tourico Holidays™, a global wholesale travel provider, announced today that it has established a direct connect partnership with LeisureLinkTM, the leading provider of revenue management, listing distribution and real-time market data for hospitality providers. This connectivity will greatly expand Tourico Holidays’ global distribution network to include more than 1,000 “LeisureLinked” properties. By having direct access to a wider range of properties, Tourico Holidays will provide its clients with greater visibility into real-time inventory for many popular destinations and enable the automatic confirmation of vacation home reservations.
In 2010, Tourico Holidays launched a vacation home rental program that is unique to the travel industry. This program features real-time inventory and makes it possible to book and confirm reservations online using an interface that is standard in the hotel industry. With the addition of LeisureLinks’ inventory, the Tourico Holidays’ vacation home program now boasts over 22,000 properties across 33 countries.
LeisureLink’s Marketspan Guest Generation CRS is an innovative distribution platform that provides access to independent vacation rental properties, timeshares, villas, bed and breakfasts, condo hotels and boutique resorts throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean.
“As an integrated, distribution and revenue management platform, LeisureLink can provide access to the right product, in the right destinations, at the right price to Tourico Holidays’ clients,” said Erik Hovanec, CEO, LeisureLink. “We look forward to working with Tourico Holidays to create increased demand and better meet customer needs.”
“The vacation home program has been a major success for Tourico Holidays since its launch in 2010,” said Asi Ginio, Executive Vice President for Tourico Holidays. “The program’s bookings have nearly doubled month over month, which is a clear indication that our clients appreciate the convenience and selection that we’ve brought to the vacation home booking process. Our partnership with LeisureLink is a perfect complement to the program, expanding our available inventory, and strengthening our position as the only wholesaler offering instant, confirmed vacation rental reservations.”
About Tourico Holidays
Tourico Holidays 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. As a supplier to over 4,300 tour operators and travel agents, Tourico Holidays operates and maintains global websites and online interfaces that serve a large diversity of travel sellers.
About LeisureLink, Inc.
Founded in 2006, LeisureLink is a private, high-growth company headquartered in Pasadena, California, and funded by leading Southern California venture capitalist firms Clearstone Venture Partners and Mission Ventures, with a strategic investment from Wyndham Worldwide. Over 1,500 “LeisureLinked” independent vacation rental properties, timeshares, villas, bed and breakfasts, condo hotels and boutique resorts throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean trust our online system to manage their brands, maximize their profitability, streamline their revenue-driving efforts, and put heads in beds, every day.