SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 2, 2007–Travelocity Partner Network today announced an agreement with the Jacksonville & the Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureaus to power their web site booking engines.
Under the terms of the new agreements, Travelocity Partner Network will power the booking engine for each organization’s hotel and attraction packages, providing a variety of options for visitors around the world interested in traveling to the Sunshine State.
“Travelocity is proud to be working with the Jacksonville and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureaus,” said Richard Harris, senior vice president, strategy and distribution for Travelocity. “We are eager to provide our customers with the best travel options, and this alliance will help us reach that goal.”
“The launch of this dynamic new booking engine is helping us reach our customers and showcase all the great things our area has to offer,” said Francine Mason, communications vice president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“We look forward to increasing awareness of our destination through this new alignment with Travelocity,” said Lyndsay Rossman, director of corporate communications for the Jacksonville & the Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Working through the Travelocity Partner Network to reach the tourists who will travel to Florida is the right move in making our hotels and attractions easily accessible to our online shoppers.”
The Web sites that Travelocity will be powering include:
— Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau –
— Jacksonville & the Beaches CVB – www.visitjacksonville.com
Travelocity(R) is committed to being the traveler’s champion – before, during and after the trip – and provides the most comprehensive and pro-active guarantee in the industry – see www.travelocity.com/guarantee for details. This customer-driven focus, backed by 24/7 live phone support, great prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity the sixth largest travel agency – booking $10.1 billion in travel worldwide in 2006. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also owns and operates Travelocity Business(R) for corporate travelers, lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel and ZUJI, a leader in Asia-Pacific online travel. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation, a world leader in travel commerce.
About Jacksonville Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Jacksonville & the Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau
(CVB) is the sales and marketing organization contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) to champion the growth of business and leisure tourism in Northeast Florida. The tourism industry is a leading economic engine for the region, with 5.7 million visitors generating a $4.9 billion economic impact and over 114,000 local jobs in 2005.
About Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
The new Greater Fort Lauderdale is a vibrant, year-round destination offering more than 33,000 hotel rooms at a variety of hotels, resorts and Superior Small Lodgings, including several recently opened luxury resorts. More than ten million annual visitors enjoy Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 23 miles of Blue Wave Beaches, 300+ miles of inland waterways that run from the Intracoastal to the Everglades, 4,000 restaurants, top shopping, a thriving arts and culture scene and a world-class airport, cruise port and Convention Center. For information about Greater Fort Lauderdale, contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 356-1662 or visit www.sunny.org.
CONTACT: JACKSONVILLE & THE BEACHES CVB
Lyndsay Rossman, 904-421-9153
Director of Corporate Communications
GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CVB
Francine Mason, 954-765-4466
Vollmer for TRAVELOCITY
Alyson Briggs, 972-488-4790
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SOURCE: Sabre Holdings Corporation