NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Nothing beats a killer deal on a hotel room. That is, unless that deal comes with a complimentary room upgrade, an extra night, or free parking. Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) announced today the launch of a free new service on its website that lets future hotel guests "mine" priceline.com's extensive global database of published-price hotels for all kinds of valuable hotel freebies.
To try the new hotel freebies service, visit www.priceline.com/freebies.
"Hotels of virtually all star levels are using a wide variety of freebies to add value and differentiate themselves for potential guests," said Tim Gordon, priceline.com Senior Vice President, Hotels. "For many travelers, freebies are as important as nightly rates in making a booking decision. This new service allows priceline.com to satisfy those customers and further strengthen our image as the pre-eminent brand for travelers seeking maximum value for their dollar."
The new service provides freebies prospectors with two easy ways to uncover the hotel extras that mean most to them:
- Freebie Filter. Choose a specific type of freebie and the service will retrieve all of the hotels in priceline.com's global hotels database that are offering that particular freebie. Freebie types include Free Parking, Room Upgrades, Free Nights, Kids Stay Free, Discounts, Resort Credits, Spa Credits, Extras, Golf Credits and Free Breakfast. The hotel listings include an availability calendar that show the travel dates when specific freebies are most likely to be available.
- City Filter. Type in a city name. The freebies service will retrieve the hotels in that city that are offering any type of freebie. Freebies will be listed along with the latest room rate. Once you've chosen a city, it's also easy to more finely filter the list by looking for a specific type of freebie.
Once you've settled on a hotel choice, the hotel, along with its freebies, can be easily reserved with a few mouse clicks.
About The Priceline Group of Companies
The Priceline Group of Companies (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with approximately 61 million room nights booked in 2009. The Group is composed of four primary brands – Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com and TravelJigsaw. The Priceline Group provides online travel services in 38 languages in 99 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Based in Amsterdam, Booking.com is a leading international online hotel reservation service operating in 89 countries in 37 languages. Booking.com offers its customers access to approximately 100,000 participating hotels worldwide.
In the U.S., priceline.com gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com's famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available. Priceline.com also operates the following travel websites: Travelweb.com, Lowestfare.com, RentalCars.com and BreezeNet.com.
Bangkok-based Agoda.com is an Asian online hotel reservation service that offers hotel rooms around the world and is available in 30 languages. With headquarters in Manchester, UK, TravelJigsaw is a multinational car hire service, offering its reservation services in more than 4,000 locations in 80 countries. Customer support is provided in 20 languages.