ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Tourico Holidays® announced today that it is introducing a new vacation home rental program unlike any other in the travel industry. Offering a wide range of properties that includes more than 10,000 vacation properties in the U.S. and Central America and more than 40,000 in Europe, this new service will feature real-time inventory and automatic confirmation of reservations, so the process will be similar to that of booking a hotel room. The program will launch in early December 2010 with European product added throughout the first quarter of 2011.
The vacation homes vary in style and include stand-alone houses, villas, apartment units and condominiums. Importantly, each of the properties is booked through professional management companies, so travelers will not have to concern themselves with the many uncertainties that often come with booking rental homes through individual property owners.
"For years, our global customer base has asked us for vacation rental lodging as part of our comprehensive travel offerings and we're excited to now present instant, confirmed vacation rental reservations," said Amir Kalmar, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Travel Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Tourico Holidays. "Not only will it be as easy as booking a hotel room, but travelers will be able to enjoy the space, privacy, and amenities that can only be found in vacation homes. We now have vacation homes to fit every traveler's wants and needs-- multiple bedrooms, unique locations, gourmet kitchens, private pools and more."
The properties in the U.S. and Central America are located in 35 destinations, including the Gulf Shores in Alabama; multiple ski resort towns in Colorado, California and Utah (including Vail, Aspen, Park City and Lake Tahoe); the beaches of Hawaii; and warm-weather destinations in Florida (including Orlando), South Carolina, Mexico, and Costa Rica; among others.
The vacation homes in Europe will include properties in coastal and countryside settings in Britain and Ireland, as well as everything from secluded forest lodges that are ideal for romantic getaways to homes near theme parks for family holidays.
Learn more at WTM 2010 in London, England. Tourico Holidays will be located in the Global Village, booth number GV465.
About Tourico Holidays
Tourico Holidays (www.TouricoHolidays.com) is a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc., a worldwide travel distribution company. Tourico Holidays is a global wholesale travel provider with over 150 international distribution websites and more than 23,000 merchant hotel agreements, operating in 23 languages in over 100 countries. As a supplier to over 4,300 tour operators and travel agents, Tourico Holidays operates and maintains global websites and online interfaces that serve a large diversity of travel sellers.
About Travel Holdings®
Travel Holdings, Inc.® (www.travelholdings.com), one of the most distinctive and expansive travel distribution companies in the world, was created in early 2004 through the merger of Tourico Holidays®, LastMinuteTravel.com® and Travel Global Systems (TGS). Travel Holdings® uses proprietary technology to supply travel inventory at competitive pricing, integrating with all segments of the online travel industry including retail, wholesale, group, travel agents, corporate and affiliates. The company is a truly global organization with headquarters in Orlando and additional local offices across the United States, South America, Europe and Asia.
SOURCE Tourico Holidays; Travel Holdings, Inc.