HotelsByCity.net users can search new City Blogs for airfares, hotels, car rentals
Travelocity Partner Network has signed a new agreement with HotelsByCity.net, an online travel site that promotes its travel content via the blogosphere and other social media. (1/16/2007)
According to an official release, HotelsByCity.net has taken the concept of user-generated content to a new level by getting its customers to post hotel and travel content, in an inspiring, entertaining blog format and then allowing other consumers to book directly on those blogs.
The company has recently launched its ´City Blogs´ feature and now has more than 200 writers blogging on more than 70 destinations.
“Rather than telling our customers what we think they should be interested in, we would rather let them learn from other customers,” said Randy Schartner, chief executive officer and co-founder, HotelsByCity.net.
“Our overall objective is to improve the process of searching and reviewing hotel options online, and we believe that interacting with our guests in an entertaining and informative way supports our objectives in the long run,” said Schartner.
“Through our hotel blog network, we see an opportunity to interact with and inspire our customers to purchase through our hotel and travel portal by delivering content that guests care about,” said Andrew Loewen, president and co-founder, HotelsByCity.net. “Guests care about it because they create it.”