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Travelocity and TravelCLICK Collaborate to
Provide Data for Rate Shopping Tool 
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TravelCLICK RateVIEW first to use authorized interface for hotel rate monitoring
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CHICAGO (February 27, 2006) – TravelCLICK, Inc., a leading provider of hotel business process management solutions, today announced that an agreement for web services has been reached with Travelocity, the fifth-largest travel agency in the U.S.  The agreement will allow RateVIEW, TravelCLICK’s hotel rate shopping tool, to interface with the Travelocity system.  This collaboration represents the first third-party rate monitoring implementation with Travelocity to deliver direct content for competitive analysis and reporting. 

Travelocity works hand-in-hand with the world’s most reputable travel providers, providing powerful shopping technology. Supplying the rate data of such an influential agency as part of the RateVIEW hotel rate reporting is a significant differentiator for TravelCLICK.  It will enable hoteliers to understand market dynamics better and improve their competitive position.  TravelCLICK’s partnership with Travelocity establishes the reliability of rate data from this important channel where other rate shopping products might be obtaining data through unsanctioned and less reliable methods.

RateVIEW reports offer the most current and complete data available. Information can be accessed in real time or through scheduled reports.  It provides an accurate, comprehensive, and forward-looking snapshot of rates and availability from more than 130 major travel websites, brand sites, and the GDS. Reports are based on user-defined criteria and are generated in the hotelier’s format of choice – including XML files that integrate with revenue management systems.

“We are excited to bring this enhanced capability to the global hotel industry with the support of a leader in travel commerce like Travelocity,” said Scott Farrell, Senior Vice President of Product Management at TravelCLICK.  “This official ’front door‘ access to critical decision support information provides the confidence and security that hotels need from a rate shopping solution.”

About TravelCLICK 
TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) is the leading provider of hotel business process management (BPM) solutions that drive long-term profitability.  TravelCLICK helps hotels maximize asset ROI by combining innovative market analysis and proven industry best practices with advanced technology to develop and implement high-return strategies.  The company offers a full set of solutions including reservations and distribution management, market intelligence-based decision support, and marketing services.  Established in 1996 and headquartered in the Chicago area, TravelCLICK has over 12,000 customers in more than 140 countries around the world. 

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Contact:

TravelCLICK
Katrina Pruitt-Andrews
410.257.9154
kpandrews@kpa-pr.com
 

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