SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LeisureLink announced the addition of partner BookIt.com to its growing list of online travel distributors. Privately held LeisureLink is the world's largest vacation rental property distribution network, and BookIt.com is the nation's largest privately held online travel agency. The combined portal went live in November 2014. Over 33,000 vacation rental and resort lodging units were available at launch through BookIt.com. More lodging units will continually be added.
The agreement allows all of LeisureLink's Property Manager Suppliers the ability to generate additional bookings and gain exposure to millions of BookIt.com customers directly through the existing LeisureLink distribution platform. The LeisureLink distribution platform allows vacation rental suppliers to avoid contracting with individual distribution partners; loading and updating rates, availability, and property content onto additional sites; and managing payments and commissions from multiple online travel agencies.
"This new partnership will provide us with a vast new array of vacation rental product to add to our current portfolio. This strategic collaboration will also give us the ability to market to a whole new segment of guests seeking the vacation home rental experience," stated Laura Veglia, BookIt.com's Vice President of Sales. "The addition of BookIt.com bolsters what is already the world's largest travel distribution network for vacation rentals, all available through a single contract with LeisureLink."
"Offering LeisureLink properties on BookIt.com gives our supplier partners access to thousands of additional vacation rental shoppers," said Jim Barsch, COO of LeisureLink. "We are excited that BookIt.com's customers will be able to book more vacation rental properties completely online. The popularity of vacation rentals has grown immensely as travelers experience the benefits of additional space, features, and comfort that vacation rentals offer. They are particularly a great option for family vacations. We believe that providing LeisureLink vacation rental properties on its site will enhance the value and shopping experience BookIt.com provides to its customers."
Salt Lake City-based LeisureLink offers vacation property suppliers the opportunity to distribute their inventory to top online travel agencies like Expedia, Booking.com, BookIt.com, and Orbitz; all major global distribution system players; and the top travel sites. Suppliers can manage their distribution from one platform –optimizing rates, availability, specials, and even content changes. Suppliers are provided with specialty distribution consulting and expertise from Account Managers who understand travel distribution, and can maximize exposure. Finally, LeisureLink consolidates all accounting, payables and receivables with a single, reliable source of payment, providing order and clarity to the often complex accounting issues in the world of travel distribution. For more information, visit LeisureLink.com
Based in Panama City Beach, Florida, BookIt.com is a privately-held online travel agency providing customers travel packages to leisure destinations in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. BookIt.com offers customers the ability to search for and book a broad range of travel products and services, including hotels, air travel, car rentals, cruises, travel insurance and destination services from suppliers.
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