AA Vacations Adds Hotels: Offers Discounts

American Airlines Vacations, a division of American Airlines continues to enhance its formidable market position with its announcement of a new promotion offering 10 percent off hotels, rental cars and activities in 2010. AAV’s move celebrates the addition of the vast worldwide hotel inventory of Hotelbeds Accommodation and Destination Services, a leading destination management company.

 “American Airlines Vacations is pleased to provide our customers with the ability to create wonderful vacation experiences with great ease, every time they take a trip,” said Suzanne Rubin, president – American Airlines Vacations. “Combining the vast offerings of Hotelbeds Accommodation and Destination Services with our easy-to-use Web site significantly adds to the value we give our customers, and we’re celebrating by offering 10 percent off hotel stays in 2010.”

“Hotelbeds is truly excited to partner with such a globally recognized brand. Our ability to marry both our broad range of online inventory of more than 40,000 hotels, with our in-destination service and support, is a perfect match for American Airlines Vacations,” said Chris Keller, Head of Sales – Americas, for Hotelbeds Accommodation and Destination Services. "We look forward to playing a role in providing American Airlines passengers a memorable vacation experience.”

The promotion features a 10 percent discount on 2010 hotel reservations, but also on rental cars and activities such as tours and shows. To receive the discount, customers must book online at AAVacations.com by Oct. 16, 2009, and travel between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, 2010.
 In addition to the Hotelbeds arrangement, American Airlines Vacations also recently completed the seamless integration of its relationship with global travel-brokerage company Tourico Holidays, a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc.

 American Airlines Vacations also continues its strong partnership with GOGO Worldwide Vacations, a division of Flight Centre U.S.A. Inc., which has provided accommodation and services to American Airlines Vacations for more than 20 years.

American Airlines Vacations is one of the most recognized airline-owned tour operators in the United States.

AAV offers its customers a choice of more than 25,000 hotels and resorts in over 320 cities around the globe. American Airlines Vacations has built a reputation for offering vacation packages featuring unpublished American Airlines fares with specially negotiated rates on hotel accommodations, ground transportation and activities for one low price.

Visit www.aavacations.com/2010.