Jal And Hotels.com Team Up To Offer Online Customers A Greater Selection Of Hotel Reservations

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JAL and Hotels.com Team Up to Offer Online Customers a Greater Selection of Hotel Reservations


TOKYO, July 16 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ --


Visitors to JAL websites can now reserve rooms at over 100,000 quality hotels worldwide 


    Hotels.com(R), the global hotel specialist, and Japan Airlines (JAL), Japan's largest airline, have announced a

joint collaboration for online hotel reservations. Through this tie-up, which went live on July 1st, visitors to JAL

websites (http://www.jal.co.jp in Japan, or http://www.jal.com/ worldwide) are now able to search and reserve

rooms at any of the 100,000+ hotels at Hotels.com.


    JAL already offers reservations at overseas hotels on their website -- a service well received by many of its

customers. The collaboration with Hotels.com now allows customers to compare an even wider selection of hotels

worldwide and reserve accommodations through JAL websites. Plus JAL Mileage Bank members are awarded 100

miles per Hotels.com booking when reserved through a JAL website.


    Besides adding more hotels, Hotels.com offers an expanded range of tools to help customers make decisions

tailored to their preferences and needs. Travellers are able to search by maps, facilities and hotel star ratings, as

well as by specific geographic locations and neighbourhoods. Customers are also assured of instant confirmation

of their hotel rooms. Pricing is in Japanese Yen and Japanese speaking customer service is available 7 days a

week.


    Johan Svanstrom, Managing Director Hotels.com Asia Pacific, says: "We're thrilled that through our online hotel

reservation partnership with JAL, we can assist travelers in Japan and JAL Mileage Bank members in making their

preferred travel arrangements."


    Yoshiaki Izawa, Director, Internet Commerce and Marketing at JAL, adds: "JAL is pleased to offer its valuable

JAL Mileage Bank customers even better choice and value on our website through the online hotel reservation

partnership with Hotels.com." 


    About Japan Airlines 


    JAL group is the leading airline group in Japan. JAL group flies to 60 airports with 154 routes domestically and

156 airports with 283 routes internationally (as of June 2008, figures include code share flights). JAL group's

priority is to provide safe and secure flights, and is also doing its best to offer customer oriented services. JAL, as a

major airline group, intends to contribute to world peace and prosperity from the sky by forming bonds between

various people and cultures.


    About Hotels.com


    As part of the Expedia group which operates in all major markets with dedicated staff, Hotels.com offers more

than 100,000 quality hotels worldwide. Hotels.com is the global hotel specialist and operates over 50 websites

worldwide, with 13 local websites in 8 different languages across Asia Pacific alone. Hotels.com benefits from one

of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry negotiating the best rates for its users. 


    Hotels.com, Wake Up Happy and the Hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of

Hotels.com, LP, a subsidiary of Hotels.com, in the US and/or other countries. 


    (C) 2009 Hotels.com, LP.  All rights reserved.  CST #2083949-50


    Media Contact:


     Inoue Public Relations

     +81-3-5269-2301

     koichi.hattori@inoue-pr.com / yoshie.taniguchi@inoue-pr.com / 

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     kazuko.watanabe@inoue-pr.com     


SOURCE:  Hotels.com; Japan Airlines


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