For Immediate Release from BedandBreakfast.com
Contact: John Banczak, John.Banczak@BedandBreakfast.com, 512-322-2721
BedandBreakfast.com to Distribute its Bookable Properties on Travelocity
Austin, TX– BedandBreakfast.com, the leading specialty travel website focused on inns and B&Bs, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to market the rooms of its 1,600 bookable inns on Travelocity. Travelocity customers will now have a greatly expanded selection of specialty lodging in unique destinations from Cape Cod to Newport, RI, to Savannah and Napa Valley.
BedandBreakfast.com’s properties are spread across 1,100 unique destinations in almost 20 countries, often in areas with very little in the way of chain hotels.
BedandBreakfast.com’s properties will be seamlessly linked to the Travelocity Merchant Hotel program for rates, availability, and reservations, providing innkeepers with direct, seamless access to Travelocity’s users around the globe. Innkeepers will manage their inventory just as they have been in the past through the BedandBreakfast.com Global Online Reservations Program, and their availability will automatically be added to the Travelocity website. The parties plan to make BedandBreakfast.com’s properties available on Travelocity in the fall of 2009.
RezOvation GT and Webervations customers will also be able to enjoy the same seamless access to Travelocity as they now have to BedandBreakfast.com’s current distribution network including Expedia.com, hotels.com, Kayak, Sidestep, NexTag, Vast.com, Uptake, NileGuide, and thousands of other affiliate websites.
“Travelocity has always been a global leader in online travel, and we look forward to giving our participating inns access to their distribution,” commented BedandBreakfast.com CEO Eric Goldreyer. “We think Travelocity consumers will benefit tremendously from the additional geographic coverage, and our participating inns will benefit from the increased international exposure that a site like Travelocity offers.”
According to David Levine, Director of Global Accounts for Travelocity: “As consumers look for more and more unique travel options, inns and B&Bs are increasingly in demand. We are happy to be able to bring such a large number and variety of these properties to our consumers through a company like BedandBreakfast.com.”
Founded in 1994, BedandBreakfast.com is the leading specialty travel website, with detailed information on over 7,000 B&Bs worldwide. Travelers can plan their travels with the help of over 50,000 photos and more than 60,000 unbiased consumer reviews, and can make confirmed reservations instantly at 1,600 properties. Welcome at 4,000-plus properties, the BedandBreakfast.com Gift Card has no restrictions or blackouts, and is available at over 20,000 retail locations or as customized gift cards online.
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