Americawestvacations.com Reaches $10 Million in Sales in Ten Months

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from America West Vacations

    PHOENIX, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- America West Vacations (NYSE:   AWA)
 announced today that its Internet site, www.americawestvacations.com, has
 reached $10 million in sales in ten months.  The site has received 20 million
 page views since it began accepting bookings on June 16, 2000, with more than
 25,000 customers booking vacations.
     "We're thrilled with the response to the America West Vacations Web site,"
 said Jack E. Richards, chief operating officer.  "Our ability to offer some of
 the best priced vacation packages and to make our services available 24 hours
 a day seven days a week make americawestvacations.com a site that travelers
 and travel agents must visit."
     A variety of travel planning services are available online including group
 travel request forms and complete, printable color brochures.  Customers can
 sign up for weekly e-mail notices of exclusive discounts and travel agents can
 register for a monthly newsletter filled with special deals and beneficial
 booking tips.  America West Vacations also offers a newly expanded electronic
 distribution desk for customer support through its call center at 800-442-
 5013.
     Americawestvacations.com offers complete, customizable vacation packages,
 including roundtrip air, hotel rooms, optional rental cars and trip
 cancellation protection. Customers and travel agents can book travel online.
 Travel agents receive an additional one percent bonus commission (up to
 15 percent) for booking electronically at www.americawestvacations.com.
 
     America West Vacations is a brand of The Leisure Company.  The Leisure
 Company, one of the nation's largest tour operators, creates and sells
 vacation packages to 400,000 customers annually.  Vacations are available to
 Arizona, California, Canada, Florida, Nevada, Mexico and western U.S. ski
 destinations.  Vacation packages may consist of air transportation on America
 West Airlines or America West Express, operated by Mesa Air Group, hotel
 accommodations, ground transportation and other amenities.
     The Leisure Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings
 Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with 2000 sales of
 $2.3 billion.
 
     This press release, as well as releases issued in the past year by America
 West Holdings and its affiliates, can be accessed on the America West Internet
 site at www.americawest.com.
 
 

SOURCE America West Vacations
    PHOENIX, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- America West Vacations (NYSE:   AWA)
 announced today that its Internet site, www.americawestvacations.com, has
 reached $10 million in sales in ten months.  The site has received 20 million
 page views since it began accepting bookings on June 16, 2000, with more than
 25,000 customers booking vacations.
     "We're thrilled with the response to the America West Vacations Web site,"
 said Jack E. Richards, chief operating officer.  "Our ability to offer some of
 the best priced vacation packages and to make our services available 24 hours
 a day seven days a week make americawestvacations.com a site that travelers
 and travel agents must visit."
     A variety of travel planning services are available online including group
 travel request forms and complete, printable color brochures.  Customers can
 sign up for weekly e-mail notices of exclusive discounts and travel agents can
 register for a monthly newsletter filled with special deals and beneficial
 booking tips.  America West Vacations also offers a newly expanded electronic
 distribution desk for customer support through its call center at 800-442-
 5013.
     Americawestvacations.com offers complete, customizable vacation packages,
 including roundtrip air, hotel rooms, optional rental cars and trip
 cancellation protection. Customers and travel agents can book travel online.
 Travel agents receive an additional one percent bonus commission (up to
 15 percent) for booking electronically at www.americawestvacations.com.
 
     America West Vacations is a brand of The Leisure Company.  The Leisure
 Company, one of the nation's largest tour operators, creates and sells
 vacation packages to 400,000 customers annually.  Vacations are available to
 Arizona, California, Canada, Florida, Nevada, Mexico and western U.S. ski
 destinations.  Vacation packages may consist of air transportation on America
 West Airlines or America West Express, operated by Mesa Air Group, hotel
 accommodations, ground transportation and other amenities.
     The Leisure Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings
 Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with 2000 sales of
 $2.3 billion.
 
     This press release, as well as releases issued in the past year by America
 West Holdings and its affiliates, can be accessed on the America West Internet
 site at www.americawest.com.
 
 SOURCE  America West Vacations

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