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   Le Meridien Endorses TravelCLICK’s
FuturePACE Report

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CHICAGO (April 11, 2005) – Jan Tissera, President of TravelCLICK International, announced today that Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts has endorsed TravelCLICK’s new FuturePACE report for its hotels.  FuturePACE is TravelCLICK’s latest addition to its leading competitive intelligence reports for the hospitality industry. 

“After reviewing FuturePACE, we highly recommend that our hotels take advantage of this never-before-available reporting tool,” said Dean Gregory, Vice President of Distribution for Le Meridien.  “With FuturePACE, Le Meridien hotels will benefit from detailed future booking data on the GDS channel.  Concise reports will clearly identify booking trends, allowing our hotels to analyze their future performance in comparison with their local competitive sets.”

FuturePACE is the only reporting tool that shows a hotel’s future booking levels compared to its local competition.  Weekly reports highlight opportunities for hoteliers to increase market share and revenues.  FuturePACE data is essential to hoteliers in making competitive pricing, availability and marketing decisions for the GDS channel.  With FuturePACE, hoteliers can effectively see their position in the market in enough time to change the future. 

“FuturePACE will provide Le Meridien hotels with powerful information that can be incorporated into their revenue management strategies,” said Tissera.  “No other reporting tool captures the realm of future booking data presented in FuturePACE’s reports.”

Hotelligence FuturePACE is available as a supplement to the Hotelligence report and is scheduled for release in April 2005. 

About Le Meridien
Currently, London-based Le Meridien is a global hotel group with a portfolio of more than 130 luxury and upscale hotels in 56 countries worldwide. The majority of its properties are located in the world's top cities and resorts throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. The strategic alliance with JAL-owned Nikko Hotels provides loyal guests with access to an additional 44 properties around the world.
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About TravelCLICK 
TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) is the leading provider of solutions that help hotels and other travel industry suppliers maximize profits from electronic distribution channels.  The company’s iHotelier booking engine platform and website marketing programs enable hotels to better execute strategies that increase business into their own websites.  TravelCLICK's competitive benchmarking reports provide hotels with price and booking performance information, and the company's exclusive electronic marketing networks allow hotels and other travel related suppliers to target promotional messages to specific travel agents and consumers when they are booking travel. Established in 1996 and headquartered in the Chicago area, TravelCLICK has over 8,000 customers in more than 140 countries around the world. 

 
Contact:
Julie Oswald
TravelCLICK
847.585.5019
joswald@travelclick.net
www.travelclick.net
Also See: TravelCLICK Announces the Upcoming Release of FuturePACE - Latest Addition to Its Family of Hotelligence Reports / March 2005
Le Meridien Selects TravelCLICK's RateVIEW / January 2005
TravelCLICK Appoints Jan Tissera President, TravelCLICK International / December 2004
TravelCLICK Expands Commitment to iHotelier / August 2004

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