Travelocity Expands Net Rate Hotel Program with Amsterdam Hospitality Agreement; Boutique Hotels Latest Addition to Travelocity Net Rate Inventory

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 6, 2005–Travelocity’s net rate hotel program continues its strong expansion with new inventory featuring Amsterdam Hospitality’s five Manhattan boutique hotels, giving travelers even more variety and savings in their hotel options for trip planning via Travelocity’s(R) hotel and TotalTrip(SM) flight + hotel shopping engines.

“We believe that the relationship between Amsterdam Hospitality and Travelocity is a win-win situation for both companies,” said George Dfouni, chief operating officer for Amsterdam Hospitality. “Amsterdam Hospitality will gain greater exposure by marketing to Travelocity’s broad membership base, and Travelocity will gain significant inventory through our five distinctive hotels.”

Ranging from minimalist chic to intimate European ambience, the Amsterdam Court, Ameritania, Bentley, Marcel and Moderne hotels all feature an inviting atmosphere in some of Manhattan’s most popular neighborhoods, including the famous Theater District, Times Square and the Upper East Side.

“We continue to grow our net rate hotel program at a healthy clip,” said Ross Mantione, Travelocity’s vice president, partner marketing. “With the addition of Amsterdam Hospitality’s five New York properties, we are further diversifying money-saving hotel offerings to our customers.”

About Travelocity’s Net Rate Hotel Program

More than 15,000 hotels in 200 countries worldwide currently participate in Travelocity’s net rate hotel program. In addition to Amsterdam Hospitality, other popular chains include Marriott International, Best Western International, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, La Quinta Corporation, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group and Prime Hospitality Corp. Additionally, more than 2,000 well-known independently owned and operated hotels from across the world participate.

Travelocity was the first online distributor of its scope to gain access to rates and availability directly from suppliers’ central reservation systems. Hoteliers benefit from Travelocity’s seamless third generation connectivity and have greater merchandising opportunities to Travelocity members and onward distribution partners through enhanced hotel descriptions and rate displays on the hotel path, as well as participation in packaging and cross-sell opportunities. Inventory and rates can be loaded via the Sabre global distribution system, through the hotel’s central reservation system or via the Travelocity extranet. Hotels can obtain more information by sending an e-mail to

About Travelocity

Travelocity’s industry-leading technology and straight-talking, honest information help travelers take more rewarding and affordable trips. With millions of registered users and booking nearly $4 billion of travel in 2003, Travelocity negotiates thousands of low-priced deals with the world’s most reputable travel providers — top airlines, hotels, car rental companies, cruise lines, and other destination attractions and services. Additionally, Travelocity offers deeply-discounted rates for weekend getaways and dynamic packages through its Last Minute Deals and TotalTrip shopping engines, and provides customer service support over the phone 24 hours a day. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also operates Travelocity Business(SM) for corporate customers, powers international travel Web sites in eight languages, and has been recognized for its consumer advocacy and global leadership in online travel. More information about Travelocity is available at Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG), a world leader in travel commerce. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at

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