Orbitz expands partnership with Carlson Hotels
April 03, 2008: Orbitz Worldwide entered a new distribution agreement with Carlson Hotels Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hotel companies operating in more than 970 locations in 71 countries.
The agreement brings additional Carlson Hotels Worldwide inventory and services to Orbitz Worldwide’s global portfolio of brands, including Orbitz, CheapTickets and Orbitz for Business in the Americas, ebookers in Europe and HotelClub in Asia Pacific.
“Our expanded partnership with Carlson increases our direct access to nearly 1000 additional hotel properties around the world,” said Peggy Bianco, vice president of global hotel supplier relations for Orbitz Worldwide. “We are excited to provide our customers a wider selection and offer additional values on Carlson’s trusted hotel brands. Plus, the new addition of Carlson’s inventory to HotelClub in Asia complements our expansion plans in that region.”
Customers who book through Orbitz Worldwide sites will find room availability for Carlson Hotel’s five major hotel brands, including: Regent Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotels & Resorts(R), Country Inn & Suites, Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts and Park Inn. The agreement with Carlson Hotels Worldwide also will expand Orbitz Worldwide’s extensive hotel inventory that offers access to more than 80,000 lodging properties globally.
“The relationship with Orbitz Worldwide will expand Carlson’s awareness and connectivity with a broader range of leisure and business travelers who will be able to easily view and book our properties around the world,” said Christine Brosnahan, vice president of Distribution and Reservation Services at Carlson Hotels Worldwide. “The additional brands Orbitz Worldwide operates in key international destinations aligns with our global focus and growth strategy. This partnership with a major third-party travel site will also help us attract increased trial and long-term loyalty for our brands spanning luxury to economy.”