FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 27, 2010
CONTACT: Brian Megless, BMegless@bedandbreakfast.com
, (512) 322-2733
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM ADDS NEW DIRECTOR, GIFT CARD PROGRAM
Austin, TX (April 27, 2010) – BedandBreakfast.com’s gift card program is growing with the addition of Heather Abbott as Director, Gift Card Program. Heather brings more than four years of gift card industry experience to BedandBreakfast.com
, the largest online B&B directory, reservation network and B&B gift card seller worldwide. Most recently she served as an industry consultant, and prior to that managed the gift card corporate sales and third-party programs for Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Heather is also an active board member of the Incentive Gift Card Council
(IGCC) and currently serves as the board's Director of Membership.
In addition to recent gift card branding and sales roles, Heather spent five years marketing and selling for companies including Coca-Cola and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. She received both her BS and MBA degrees from Cornell University, where she currently serves on two alumni boards.
The Getaway Gift Card
is welcomed at over 4,000 properties in the U.S. and Canada. The Getaway Gift Card from BedandBreakfast.com is conveniently sold online in any amount from $25 to $2,000, and in $50 and $100 denominations in thousands of retail stores. Gift cards can be printed instantly online or mailed from BedandBreakfast.com with a free 64-page directory, a $5.95 value. The BedandBreakfast.com Gift Card is also widely used as an employee incentive and can be purchased directly in bulk by corporations and incentive firms directly from BedandBreakfast.com. Contact us at CorporateSales@BedandBreakfast.com
for more information on retail or corporate direct programs.
BedandBreakfast.com, based in Austin, Texas, is a leading specialty travel website with detailed information on more than 11,000 bed-and-breakfast properties worldwide. The site helps travelers find the ideal B&B or small inn through informative descriptions, photos and more than 100,000 consumer reviews, and make confirmed reservations instantly at nearly 2,000 properties. In addition, BedandBreakfast.com offers gift cards welcomed at more than 4,000 B&Bs in the United States and Canada, with no restrictions or blackout dates. The company also operates RezOvation, the industry leader in property management systems, online reservations, website design and Internet marketing for the inn and B&B market.
BedandBreakfast.com is owned and operated by HomeAway, Inc., the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals, representing more than 475,000 paid vacation rental home listings across 120 countries.
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For high-res head shots or photos of gift cards, please contact Marti Mayne at 207-846-6331 or Marti@BedandBreakfast.com