BELLEVUE, Wash. – November 24, 2004 – Expedia®’s WWTE™ has continued its momentum in the Caribbean market by powering air, car, packages, and destination services on Hilton Caribbean’s new travel site, www.hiltonescapes.com, and its existing site, www.hiltoncaribbean.com. Expedia’s WWTE technology enables customers to book multiple trip options to create a complete Caribbean vacation on a single Hilton site. All 14 of Hilton Caribbean’s properties are available on the newly enhanced Web sites, including its world-class spa facilities and all-inclusive resorts throughout the region.
“Expedia’s WWTE helps us fulfill our ongoing effort to enhance our positioning in this highly competitive hospitality market and offer our customers more options for booking their complete vacation,” said Danny Hughes, vice president of operations, Hilton Caribbean. “This technology is a valuable tool for expanding our business and offering a more comprehensive trip shopping experience for our valued customers, at a fraction of the cost if we were to build it independently.”
The WWTE private-label service provides access to travel services available through Expedia, including packaged vacations at Hilton Caribbean hotels. In addition, WWTE enhances the consumer experience by enabling complete vacation planning in one central location, all while maintaining the look and feel of the Hilton Caribbean brand.
“This agreement with Hilton Caribbean is another example of Expedia’s efforts to work with our partner hotels to drive their business growth through multiple channels, including increasing direct bookings on their branded Web sites,” said Tony Gonchar, vice president, private label at Expedia, Inc. “With holiday and winter travel around the corner, a peak season for the region, we look forward to a strong, mutually beneficial relationship with Hilton Caribbean.”
About Hilton Caribbean
Hilton Caribbean, a division of Hilton International, currently has fourteen hotels and resorts throughout the Caribbean, including four all-inclusive resorts. The collection includes properties in Cancun; Curaçao; Jamaica; Margarita Island; Nassau, The Bahamas; San Juan and Ponce, Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; Trinidad and Tobago. New properties are under development in Barbados and Santo Domingo. Coral by Hilton, Hilton Caribbean’s all-inclusive brand, features the following resorts in the Dominican Republic: Canoa Coral by Hilton, Costa Caribe Coral by Hilton, Hamaca Coral by Hilton and Marien Coral by Hilton. For reservations or more information, call 1-877-GOHILTONS or visit www.hiltoncaribbean.com.
WWTE, operated by Travelscape, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Expedia, Inc., provides private label booking solutions for travel suppliers looking to enhance their product offerings. The WWTE private label solution gives travel suppliers the ability to enhance their own Web sites with industry leading cross-sell and dynamic packaging solutions offering access to highly competitive travel products and services. Additional information about WWTE can be found at www.wwte.com. Expedia, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI). CST: 2029030-40
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