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AboutAnywhere.com Introduces a Fresh Concept in Online Hotel Bookings,
Featuring Free Listings for Hotel Partners


 


MIAMI (August 11, 2009) – AboutAnywhere.com is bucking the trend of typical online hotel booking websites as the world’s only FREE online, direct marketer of hotel rooms, providing hotel partners a sophisticated online marketing platform to communicate with and capture comparison shoppers directly. The new web site, which currently offers more than 16,000 properties worldwide, provides hotel partners the following benefits:
  • Free online marketing promotion including property description, photos, virtual tours and links directly to the hotel website.
  • Direct communication with consumers via the hotel’s Twitter account
  • No commission, no marketing fees to get valuable hotel online marketing exposure
  • Inclusion on travel research sites such as Trip Advisor for hotels that participate in AboutAnywhere.com’s optional Top 20 program.

For consumers, AboutAnywhere.com provides a state-of-the-art travel portal to streamline the travel research, planning and booking process and communicate directly with the hotel.  Online travel shoppers have the benefit of quick-click global searches for hotel and travel deals by name, country or major city.  For example, a search for Miami Hotels offers consumers a list of all the hotels including special offers in the destination. Consumers can quickly browse the listing, make a selection, and seamlessly connect directly with the hotel to check availability.

“With our website, the hotel industry can compete more effectively, without struggling to pay 25% or more in commissions to online booking companies,” says Ashwin Kamlani, CEO of AboutAnywhere.com.  “Our marketplace helps hotel partners by allowing them to sell rooms directly to consumers, who in turn enjoy an informative website to easily compare and book hotels without fees.”
 
AboutAnywhere.com understands hotels’ frustrations with obtaining prominent online awareness or forking over large fees to popular booking sites, resulting in a loss in value.  The new websites’ free listings provide online promotional opportunities, a great benefit to smaller hotels with more conservative marketing budgets. 
 
For more information on AboutAnywhere.com, please visit www.aboutanywhere.com or call 1 800 805 2653 (US) or +1 786 853 0758 (Outside US).
 
ABOUT ABOUTANYWHERE.COM
AboutAnywhere.com introduces a new concept in hotel booking websites – a free online marketplace.  Hotels and travelers celebrate the benefits of no-commission property postings and e-bookings. Hotel partners can quickly create online exposure to an audience of comparison shoppers, without the complicated contracts or hefty fees of other travel websites.  This means smaller, independent properties have the chance to shine online!  Online profiles contain updated facts, photos, virtual tours, property links, and integration with popular social networking tools.  Consumers meanwhile have access to a better selection of hotels with which to thoroughly research their travels, with streamlined communication to the hotels.  Plus, AboutAnywhere.com’s Travel News section provides up-to-the-minute information from the global travel community.  AboutAnywhere.com currently offers more than 16,000 properties worldwide, including hotels, resorts, timeshares, vacation homes, bed & breakfasts and youth hostels in top destinations.  www.aboutanywhere.com


 

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Contact:

Michelle Dumaine or Erika Vives
Tel: 617.721.4014 or 212.320.3677
Michelle@andriamitsakospr.com
Erika@andriamitsakospr.com

www.AboutAnywhere.com
 
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Also See: AboutAnywhere.com’s Hotel Partners Now Tweet / July 2009

AboutAnywhere.com CEO to Participate with Expedia, Orbitz and Starwood in Major Industry Event in September 2009 / July 2009

AboutAnywhere.com Launches Pay Per Click Advertising for its Hotel Partners; Will Supercharge Efforts to Connect Hotel Partners with Consumers / April 2009

PhoCusWright Selects AboutAnywhere.com as Demonstrator at the Travel Innovation Summit on November 17, 2009 / March 2009

AboutAnywhere.com Unveils The World’s First Commission Free Online Distribution Model for the Hotel Industry / February 2009
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