Real-Time View of Their Properties’ Electronic Distribution
|CHICAGO (May 27, 2003)
– Richard W. Gray, chairman and co-CEO of TravelCLICK, a provider of exclusive
knowledge and tools to effectively benchmark hotel electronic booking performance,
will moderate a session on electronic distribution at the upcoming NYU
Hospitality Investment Conference. As a sponsor of the conference, and
by special arrangement, TravelCLICK is offering attendees of this conference
a free, real-time view of how their properties and brands are performing
against their competitors in the electronic distribution channels.
Gray’s workshop, “Technology: Distribution -- The Next Stage” (Monday, June 2, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm) will explore whether the merchant model has become the invincible method of hotel room night Internet distribution, or whether hotel companies will be able to compete more efficiently through their own Web initiatives. Participating in the workshop are: Eric Christensen, President, WorldRes; Peter Gowers, EVP, Global Brand Services for InterContinental Hotels Group; Peter Strebel, Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing for Cendant Corporation; Kurt Weinsheimer, VP for Hotels, Orbitz; and Bruce W. Wolff, Sr. VP, Distribution Sales & Strategy for Marriott International, Inc.
Each day of the conference, from 8 am to 5 pm, TravelCLICK will conduct one-on-one sessions in the Grammercy Room of the Marriott Marquis, the conference site. By calling TravelCLICK at (847) 530-5444 or stopping by during the Conference, attendees can schedule half-hour appointments to view on-line TravelCLICK reports that show specific property performance in the electronic distribution marketplace. During the session, attendees will receive their own personal passwords to TravelCLICK’s Electronic Marketing Centre, enabling access up-to-date competitive information on demand from the Internet, including:
TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) is the leading provider of solutions that help hotels and other travel industry suppliers maximize net revenue from electronic distribution channels. TravelCLICK's competitive benchmarking reports provide hotels with price and booking performance information unavailable through any other source. The company's exclusive electronic marketing networks allow hotels and other travel related suppliers to target promotional messages to specific travel agents, consumers, and group meeting planners when they are booking travel. The TravelCLICK Interactive division assists hotels with online strategies to increase consumer direct business. Established in 1996 and headquartered in the Chicago area, TravelCLICK operates in more than 140 countries around the world. The company has over 6,000 clients, including national and international companies such as Accor, Air France, Avis, Best Western International, British Airways, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Choice Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Grupo Posadas, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, Leading Hotels of the World, Loews Hotels, Lufthansa, Marriott International, The Peninsula Group, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, SAS, The Savoy Group, Shangri-La Hotels, Sol Melia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Thistle Hotels, USAirways, Virgin Atlantic and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
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|Hyatt Selects TravelCLICK’s RateVIEW / Mar 2003|
|Prime Hospitality Corp. Selects TravelCLICK’s Hotelligence / Mar 2003|
|Property and Chain Web Sites Drive 60% of All Room Night Revenues Booked via Internet in 2003; Over 100 Hotels Already Utilizing New TravelCLICK Interactive Division / Mar 2003|
|Hotels Experienced Considerable Growth in Room Nights Booked Electronically Through the Global Distribution Systems in Q4; Luxury Segment Room Nights Booked Electronically Grow 21% / TravelCLICK eMonitor / Feb 2003|
|Electronic Bookings for Worldwide Hotel Industry Show Improvement - TravelCLICK Issues Third Quarter eMonitor / November 2002|
|Report on Electronic Bookings for Worldwide Hotel Industry Shows Luxury Segment Leads the Way to HotelRecovery in Q2 / TravelCLICK Issues Second Quarter eMonitor / Aug 2002|
|Room Nights Booked Electronically Down 10% from the First Quarter of 2001, Revenue Off 18% / eMonitor / June 2002|
|Worldwide Hotel Room Nights Booked Electronically Through the Global Distribution Systems Down 12% Versus 4th Qtr Last Year / eMonitor / Feb 2002|