Expedia Affiliate Network powers Globe-Trotter Travel International Hotel Bookings

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN), a division within the Expedia, Inc. group dedicated to private label partnerships, today announced an agreement to power online hotel bookings for Globe-Trotter T&E, a Tokyo based media company. Following the agreement, visitors to the Globe-Trotter website (hotel.arukikata.com) will now be able to book hotels from the almost 140,000 properties worldwide that Expedia offers, using EAN's new state of the art hotel booking platform, Chameleon™.

"This partnership combines the rich content of the number one selling travel guide books in Japan with EAN's global hotel inventory, creating a great user experience for shoppers, meeting various customer needs and providing hotels at great rates," says Globe-Trotter T&E.

"Globe Trotter is a very special partnership for EAN. They are among the first of a selected group of our partners to offer Chameleon to their customers," said Benoit Jolin, VP of Product and Marketing for EAN. "The level of customization and streamlined user experience of Chameleon is unparalleled in the market, and we look forward to helping visitors to Globe-Trotter plan and purchase their perfect trip."  

From global chains to guest houses across 30,000 destinations, visitors will be able to search and book hotels at competitive prices on Globe-Trotter Travel International Hotels. Members with Globe-Trotter co-branded credit cards will be able to use a 5% coupon on the site.

About Expedia Affiliate Network

Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) is part of Expedia Inc., the world's leading online travel company. EAN works with more than 10,000 private label partners globally, providing access to Expedia's highly competitive travel products and unrivaled supply quality. Additional information about EAN can be found at www.ean.com.

About Globe Trotter T&E

Globe Trotter T&E operates various travel websites, including Arukikata and Tabisuke (travel information), Arukikata Store and Style (travel goods), Arukikata Travel and Tabiplaza (online travel), and www.studyabroad.co.jp (study abroad information). Additional information about Globe-Trotter T&E can be found at www.arukikata.co.jp/company.

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