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TRAVELCLICK® Wins 18 W3 Awards for Creative Excellence
in 2009 Website Design Competition


Another stand-out performance underscores the effectiveness of
TRAVELCLICK’s industry-leading Digital Agency
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CHICAGO, IL – October 22, 2009 - TRAVELCLICK®, the leader in hotel ecommerce solutions, has brought home 18 awards for website design excellence in the 2009 W3 Awards competition, honoring creative excellence on the Web.  Sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of Visual Arts (IAVA), this year’s competition drew nearly 3,000 entries from around the world.  TRAVELCLICK received 17 Silver awards in the Hotel and Lodging category and the Gold award in the Restaurant category for the SmoodS at HotelBLOOM! website (www.smoods.net).  These 18 awards follow another recent honor for TRAVELCLICK—a record 20 awards for website design excellence in the Web Marketing Association's 2009 International WebAwards including the best hotel and lodging website for the Albert Hotel (www.alberthotel.lv).

TRAVELCLICK’s website design services are a key part of its Digital Agency, providing a complete suite of online marketing services and solutions that enable hotels to outsource their ecommerce departments. With Digital Agency, hotels have a one-stop resource for managing all electronic channels; planning and executing personalized, powerful digital marketing campaigns; increasing online visibility; and ultimately, booking more direct business on the Web.  Along with website design, Digital Agency solutions include content management, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, social marketing optimization, and integration with the award-winning web booking engine iStay®, as well as the industry’s most complete—and measurable—travel agent media products.

“Working with TRAVELCLICK´s team during the creation of our new website was a seamless, stress-free experience,” said Sandra Farreró, Director of Marketing for Silver-award-winner Hotel Rey Juan Carlos (www.hrjuancarlos.com). “We felt taken care of, well advised, and understood.  And the superb sales figures we are getting month after month indicate that the ROI for this project has truly been realized.” 
 
Along with the SmoodS site, TRAVELCLICK-designed sites receiving awards include:
"We were incredibly impressed by the quality and creativity of this year’s entries,” said Linda Day, executive director of the IAVA. “W3 winners continue to set the bar in Web development and design, push the limits of Web advertising creativity, and advance the use of Web video. We are thrilled to have reviewed such a diverse and respected pool of work.”
 
About TRAVELCLICK, Inc.
TRAVELCLICK, the leader in hotel ecommerce solutions, provides a continuous flow of high-value online bookings to hotels worldwide.  A uniquely comprehensive one-stop solution, TRAVELCLICK offers business intelligence, distribution, and digital marketing solutions delivered with personal attention and local market expertise. With revenue optimization experts in every global market, we help our clients make better business decisions, generate greater demand from the right mix of channels, convert more shoppers to high-value guests, and increase revenue and profitability. Serving the hospitality industry since 1999, TRAVELCLICK has more than 15,000 customers in 140 countries with offices in Barcelona, Baltimore, Chicago, Dubai, Houston, Phoenix, Melbourne, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

© 2009 TRAVELCLICK.  All rights reserved.  TRAVELCLICK is a registered trademark of TRAVELCLICK Inc.

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Contact:

TRAVELCLICK, Inc
Katrina Pruitt-Andrews, Director of Marketing
Phone: +1 410 257 9154
Email: kpandrews@travelclick.net 
300 North Martingale
Suite 500
Schaumburg, IL 60173
USA
http://www.travelclick.net


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Hotels That Withhold Commissions Are Losing Travel Agent Business; TravelCLICK Joins With WPS to Automate Commissions and Boost GDS Hotel Bookings / March 2009

Ramada Jarvis Hotels Signs with TravelCLICK for Enterprisewide Market Intelligence Solution; Leading UK Hotel Owner/Operator will use TravelCLICK’s RateVIEW Enterprise for personalised pricing intelligence across 38 hotels from its portfolio / February 2009

TravelCLICK Forms Strategic Agreement with Google / February 2009

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TravelCLICK Names The Strathcona Hotel as  2008 eMarketer of the Year; Knowing Secrets to eMarketing Increases Online Bookings and Boosts ROI / January 2009

Asia Pacific Hotels Explore Best Practices in Internet Marketing at TravelCLICK’s Global Seminar Series / December 2008

Orient-Express Signs Five-Continent Deal with TravelCLICK to Use Its Suite of eCommerce and Market Intelligence Solutions; Agreement positions the company's 41 hotels to book more room nights through electronic channels / Novmeber 2008

TravelCLICK Hosts Webinar on Third Quarter 2008 Global Hotel Performance; Webinar focuses on “Lessons Learned – Preparing for 2009” / October 2008

TravelCLICK Broadens Its Internet Marketing Footprint in the United Kingdom, Delivers £3.3 Million of Incremental Revenue from PPC; Prima Hotels signs on for website redesign; Feathers Group launches new TravelCLICK-built group website and merchandising platform / October 2008

TravelCLICK's iHotelier Receives PCI Certification; New certification for credit card data security reinforces the hotel reservation system’s position as leading merchandizing platform / September 2008

TravelCLICK Wins 16 International WebAwards for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development; Unprecedented number of awards gives TravelCLICK the leadership position in web design and web direct bookings for the hotel industry / September 2008

Accor Hospitality Signs Agreement with TravelCLICK for Electronic Marketing and Market Intelligence Solutions; Agreement brings proven suite of Distribution Management, Market Intelligence and GDS Media Solutions to over 4,000 hotels in 100 countries / September 2008

TravelCLICK’s Rapid Growth Continues with Two New Additions to its Executive Team - Andy Mantis and David Sjolander / August 2008

TravelCLICK Hosts Industry Trend Webinar; First Half of 2008 Global Hotel Performance: Finding the Way Forward on August 6th / July 2008

Travel 2.0 Enhancements From TravelCLICK Keep Hotel Shoppers on Property Websites, Increase Conversions; Superior guest experience delivers more bookings, increased revenue / June 2008

TravelCLICK Properties Perform as Clients Increase Revenue 39%, Room Nights 29% Despite Slowing Market / June 2008

China's First 'Green' Hotel Selects TravelCLICK; URBN Hotels Shanghai Will Leverage TravelCLICK's iHotelier Platform to Build Brand Identity and Maximize Hotel Bookings / June 2008

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TravelCLICK and IDeaS Deliver Dynamic Pricing; ChannelDirect enables hotels to maximize RevPAR with real-time pricing optimization / March 2008

New Study Finds GDS Hotel Promotions Have a Growing Influence on Bookings; Now over 50 Percent of travel agents with ad recall, book the advertised hotel / February 2008

TravelCLICK Names Georgetown Inn the 2007 eMarketer of the Year; Awards Ceremony Launches Industry’s First Viral Marketing Campaign for Hoteliers / January 2008

TravelCLICK Wins Six Adrian Awards for Excellence in Hotel Internet Marketing With Recognition Across Multiple Categories / January 2008

TravelCLICK Selected by Amrâth Hôtels & Restaurants The Netherlands for Brand-Building Hotel Distribution and Marketing Solution; 13 properties leave global brand for independent solution featuring iHotelier CRS, Market Intelligence, and GDS Media / January 2008

TravelCLICK Elects Robert E. Dowdell Chairman / January 2008

Worldwide Electronic Hotel Revenue Up 16.4 Percent In Q3 2007, According to TravelCLICK; Quarterly eMonitor Reports Annual Growth for Room Nights at 5.9 Percent / December 2007

TravelCLICK and Travelport GDS Improve Travel Agent Advertisement Awareness and Bookings; Worldspan Accents Now Delivers Top-of-Screen Placement to Worldspan by Travelport Terminals Worldwide / December 2007

Worldwide Electronic Hotel Revenue Up 14.6 Percent In Q2 2007, According to TravelCLICK; Quarterly eMonitor Reports Annual Growth for Room Nights at 4.4 Percent / October 2007

TravelCLICK Selected by Crown Towers for Brand-Strengthening Hotel Marketing Solutions; Luxury Casino Hotel in Macau Implements the iHotelier Solution: CRS, Market Intelligence and Media / October 2007

TravelCLICK Wins Nine International WebAwards for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development; Winning Websites Position TravelCLICK as a Leading Internet Marketer for the Hotel Industry / September 2007

Award-Winning Hotel du Pont Selects TravelCLICK for Total Property Merchandising Solution; Historic Luxury Hotel Implements iHotelier CRS, Market Intelligence, Internet Marketing Services / August 2007

Worldwide Electronic Hotel Revenue Up 16.8 Percent In Q1 2007, According to TravelCLICK; Quarterly eMonitor Reports Annual Growth for Room Nights at 5.7 Percent / August 2007

Major Hotel Chains Report 6.9 Percent Increase In Electronic Bookings for Q1 2007; TravelCLICK's eTRAK Reports Double-Digit Internet Increases, Steady GDS Bookings / August 2007

TravelCLICK Selected by Voyages Hotels & Resorts For Reservations and Internet Distribution Solutions; Australian Hotel Company Implements iHotelier CRS, ChannelDirect at Select Properties / July 2007

TravelCLICK's iStay Web Booking Engine Delivers On Key Online Metrics for Hoteliers; Drives 15 Percent Higher ADR and 14 Percent Higher Website Reservation Conversion Rates / June 2007

Trump Entertainment Resorts Selects TravelCLICK for Total Property Merchandising Solution; Robust Technology Complements Property Upgrades at World-Famous Casino Hotels / June 2007

New Online Competitive Intelligence Tool Enables Hotels to See Themselves as Consumers Do; TravelCLICK Expands Suite of Market Intelligence to Include Online Presence Tracking / June 2007

TravelCLICK Acquires Blue Square Studios, Bringing Groundbreaking Internet Marketing Technology to Hotels; Creates Industry's Leading Web Presence Management and Merchandising Platform / June 2007

TravelCLICK Ranks #33 On Crain’s Fast Fifty List For Chicago Area / June 2007

Award-Winning Arizona Inn Selects TravelCLICK for Comprehensive Suite of Property Merchandising Solutions; Luxury Resort Implements iHotelier CRS, Market Intelligence and Digital Marketing Services / May 2007

Shula's Hotel Scores with Switch to TravelCLICK For Comprehensive Property Merchandising Solution; Florida Property Using iHotelier CRS, Market Intelligence, Travel Agent Media / May 2007

Worldwide Electronic Hotel Revenue Up 19.3 Percent in Q4 2006; TravelCLICK’s eMonitor Reports Annual Growth for Room Nights at 8.4 Percent, ADR at 7.4 Percent / April 2007

Major Chains Report Hotel Bookings Up More Than 8 Percent in 2006; TravelCLICK’s eTRAK Reports Double-Digit Internet Increases and Steady GDS Growth / April 2007

TravelCLICK Selected by Dover Downs Hotel & Casino For Complete Property Merchandising Solution / April 2007

TravelCLICK's iStay Booking Engine Again Named Best Web Interactive Application for Hotel and Lodging Industry; Innovative Merchandising Platform Wins Prestigious Web Marketing Association Award / March 2007

TravelCLICK Selected by Exel Inns of America For Comprehensive Central Reservation System Solution; Regional Chain Switches to iHotelier CRS at 22 Properties Across Six States / March 2007

TravelCLICK Introduces First Graphical Ads Influencing Travel Agents at GDS Point of Sale; Graphical PromoSpots Combine Powerful, Targeted GDS Search With Rich Graphical Content to Drive Higher GDS Conversion, Increase Agent Bookings / March 2007

TravelCLICK Selected by Austria Hotels International For GDS Connectivity, Market Intelligence; Boutique Hotel Group Grows Share Using iHotelier CRS, Rate Shopping, Travel Agent Advertising / March 2007

The Bowery Hotel in New York Selects TravelCLICK For Robust Central Reservations Solution; BD Hotels' Newest Property Implements iHotelier CRS to Build Brand Identity Online, Drive Reservations / February 2007

Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club Drops Brand Flag, Creates Own Brand with TravelCLICK; Premier Florida Destination Resort Selects iHotelier CRS for Website, GDS Connectivity / February 2007

TravelCLICK Converts Mobil Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond Woodlands Resort & Inn to iHotelier CRS; Premier Luxury Hotel Selects TravelCLICK to Build Brand Identity and Drive Reservations / January 2007

Hotel Pennsylvania Named 2006 eMarketer of the Year by TravelCLICK and HSMAI; New York City Landmark Hotel Recognized at 50th Annual Adrian Awards Gala / January 2007

TravelCLICK Selected by Colonial Williamsburg For Integrated Distribution and Marketing Solution; World's Largest Living Museum Implements iHotelier CRS, Market Intelligence / January 2007

More Hotels Switch to iHotelier by TravelCLICK For Reliability and Brand-Building Capability; Award-Winning Merchandising Capabilities and Ease of Migration Also Cited by Customers / January 2007

Spain-Based Núñez i Navarro Hotels Builds Brand Identity With iHotelier CRS by TravelCLICK; Innovative Operator Uses Flash-Based Web Booking Engine for Nine Barcelona Properties / December 2006

Worldwide Electronic Hotel Revenue Up 14.7 Percent in Q3 2006; TravelCLICK eMonitor Shows Increases in Both ADR and Room Nights Booked / December 2006

TravelCLICK Helps Move Broughton Hospitality Group Ahead of the Competition; Boutique Hospitality Management Company Uses iHotelier CRS, Market Intelligence To Build Brand Value Across Properties / December 2006

Major Chains Report Continued Double-Digit Internet Growth With 25 Percent Increase in Q3; GDS Continues Steady Source of CRO Bookings at 35 Percent / December 2006

Sacher Hotels to Build Brand with Integrated Distribution and Marketing from TravelCLICK; World-Famous Austrian Hotels Leave Major Representation Firm to Create Own Identity With the iHotelier Solution / November 2006

TravelCLICK Continues Global Expansion, Opens Regional Office in United Arab Emirates; New Dubai Location Will Serve Growing / November 2006

TravelCLICK, VFM Interactive Sign Exclusive Agreement; Rich Digital Media Content Management Integrated with iStay Booking Engine Enhances Consumer Experience / October 2006

TravelCLICK and Discover the World Marketing Team To Deliver Enhanced Sales Representation for Hoteliers / October 2006

TravelCLICK Selected by Dedeman Hotels & Resorts International for Central Reservation System Solution / October 2006

The Award-Winning Lodge at Torrey Pines Leaves Major Brand, Selects TravelCLICK to Control Identity and Optimize Distribution / October 2006

Worldwide Electronic Hotel Revenue Up 13.7 Percent in Q2 2006; TravelCLICK eMonitor Indicates Healthy Industry Growth with Rise in Room Nights Booked and ADR / September 2006

Spain-based Silken Hotels Group Renews Distribution Partnership With TravelCLICK / September 2006

Spain-based AC Hotels Renews With TravelCLICK for iHotelier Web Booking Engine / September 2006

TravelCLICK Selected by The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne for Integrated Distribution and Marketing Solution; Total solution - featuring iHotelier advanced central reservations and web booking engine - provides revenue delivery platform / Augusts 2006

Aqua Hotels and Resorts Selects TravelCLICK for Integrated Hotel Distribution and Marketing Solution / July 2006

Boar’s Head Inn Selects TravelCLICK for Web Booking Engine and GDS Connectivity/ July 2006

Travelport and TravelCLICK Announce Restructured and Expanded Media and Business Intelligence Partnership / June 2006

TravelCLICK Introduces Powerful New Rate Recommendation Tool, RateADVISOR; Created in partnership with IDeaS, RateADVISOR is the industry's first rate recommendation tool within a rate shopping solution / June 2006

TravelCLICK Introduces iStay Booking Engine to Revolutionize How Hotel Guests Book Online; iStay gives shoppers control of the shopping experience and provides superior merchandising that drives incremental revenue / June 2006

TravelCLICK Announces Next-Generation Hotel Internet Advertising Capabilities; Interactive technology drives qualified demand, maximizing campaign performance through advanced keyword optimization with enhanced direct revenue tracking / June 2006

The West Paces Hotel Group Selects TravelCLICK’s Integrated Distribution Solution Featuring iHotelier Central Reservation System / June 2006

The Kahala Hotel and Resort Seeks the Power of an Integrated Distribution Solution from TravelCLICK; Legendary hideaway island resort selects iHotelier to drive greater web conversion / June 2006

Hampshire Hospitality & Leisure Selects TravelCLICK for Web Booking Engine and GDS Connectivity / May 2006

The House of Blues Hotel Turns to TravelCLICK iHotelier CRS for Fast Implementation and Impressive Results/ May 2006

First Quarter Worldwide Hotel Revenue Up 12.9% from Electronic Channels According to TravelCLICK /May 2006

TravelCLICK Reports Fourth Quarter Worldwide Hotel Revenue from Electronic Channels Up 10.9% / April 2006

TravelCLICK iHotelier Selected by Hotel Arena for Central Reservation System Solution / April 2006

Luxury Resort Achieves Dramatic Results with Integrated Distribution Solution from TravelCLICK; Case Study: Kapalua Villas Increases Website Bookings and Web ADR / April 2006

TravelCLICK iHotelier Selected by CHIP Hospitality for Central Reservation System Solution / April 2006

Web Marketing Association Awards TravelCLICK iHotelier Website Booking Engine with 2006 Best Interactive Application for Hotel and Lodging Industry / April 2006

Major Hotel Chains Grow Internet Reservations 26.8 Percent in 2005 / March 2006

TravelCLICK Names David Marshall Chief Architect; Industry Veteran to Advance TravelCLICK’s Hotel Revenue Delivery Platform / March 2006

The Ritz London Selects TravelCLICK iHotelier as Its Central Reservations System; Website Booking Revenues Up 44% / March 2006

TravelCLICK Showcases Integrated Distribution Solutions for Hotels at ITB Berlin; International Casinos and European Estates Alike Choose the iHotelier CRS / March 2006

Travelocity and TravelCLICK Collaborate to Provide Data for Rate Shopping Tool / February 2006

Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar Select TravelCLICK’s iHotelier CRS for Enhanced Website Booking Solution; Cutting-Edge Booking Engine Complements Website Branding, Increases Online Revenue and Enhances the Guest Experience for Luxury Independent Hotels / February 2006

Best Western International Partners With TravelCLICK; Hotel Chain Endorses TravelCLICK’s Hotel Solutions including Competitive Intelligence, Travel Agent Media and Preferred Placement Products / February 2006

TravelCLICK Launches International Call Center Supporting iHotelier CRS Customers Worldwide / January 2006

Ireland’s Carton House Selects TravelCLICK for Central Reservation System Solution / January 2006

TravelCLICK’s iHotelier Selected by The Island Hotel Newport Beach for Central Reservation System Solution / December 2005

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