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Interactive Sites and Tiburon Hospitality Management
See Web Bookings Soar by 136%

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- February 8th, 2005 - Tiburon Hospitality Management and its web development firm, Interactive Sites of Scottsdale, reported a 136% increase in web bookings in 2004 over 2003, according to Lisa Stice, Tiburon’s corporate director of internet marketing.

Stice attributes the surge in web revenues in 2004 to an aggressive search engine optimization strategy developed in partnership with Interactive Sites.  After carefully analyzing and reviewing Tiburon’s three property web sites, Interactive Sites applied best-practice search optimization techniques and redesigned each of the property websites. 

“As a result, each of our resorts experienced as many as 100 top ten, first page or first place rankings with Yahoo and Google alone in just three to six months after we launched the property web sites.”  Stice also said all three properties have seen dramatic increases in e-commerce revenues due to the increased web bookings.

Optimizing the structure of Tiburon’s new web sites before they were launched was a critical phase in the design process, according to Interactive Sites President & CEO Michael L. Waltman.  

“Implementing effective search engine marketing, coupled with a reciprocal link strategy, Tiburon’s portfolio benefited from a 61% overall increase in organic search engine traffic,” said Waltman.  

“Website development is ultimately about results,” said Waltman. We thrive on seeing results like this because it only reinforces what a significant impact firm control of e-commerce capabilities can have on a resort’s bottom line.”

Headquartered in Carefree, Arizona, Tiburon Hospitality Management manages three award-winning destination resort properties in Arizona, South Carolina and New Jersey.  For further information, visit the website at www.tiburonhospitality.com.

About Interactive Sites
Interactive Sites is a leading company in developing web based products exclusively for the hospitality industry worldwide. Interactive Sites (www.interactivesites.com) provides web-site design and development, content management (I-Sites CMS™), online groups & meetings management applications (PlanIt Online™, ShareIt Online™), search engine marketing and optimization, permission based e-mail marketing service (I-Promotions™)and a third-party vendor booking service for hotels (VIBE™).  Interactive Sites has been providing web-based products and services for the last ten years to more than 12,000 hotels, resorts and casinos. Working with owning, managing, franchise, referral, independent and casino companies, Interactive Sites’ clients range from limited service hotels to the most luxurious hotels and resorts in the world. 

For further information or to contact Interactive Sites, call 480-707-1600 or visit www.interactivesites.com.

Contact:
Stephanie Seacord
       Leading Edge @ 603-772-1835
sseacord@lemd.com
Also See: Tiburon Hospitality Management Website Receives Prestigious Adrian Award / February 2005
Tiburon Hospitality Management Aggressively Pursues Travel Industry Market / January 2005
Tiburon Hospitality Management Poised for Growth in 2005 / January 2005
Thomas Haas Appointed Corporate Director of Food and Beverage for Tiburon Hospitality Management / June 2004
Melissa Morales and Kimberly Freer Appointed to Corporate Director Positions for Tiburon Hospitality Management / September 2004
Hans Mulders Appointed General Manager of the 254-room Ocean Place Resort & Spa / January 2004


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