Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2005
Looking for the best room rates in an NCAA basketball play-off city? No need to Âfollow the bouncing ballÂ from web site to web site. College hoops fans can get side-by-side cost comparisons online both quickly and easily from Travelaxe.com.
Travelaxe, Inc. of Austin, one of the worldÂs fastest growing aggregators of hotel reservation information, provides detailed, comparative pricing on room costs for each of the playoff sites along with a handy tournament schedule. A few clicks finds reasonable room rates for every city your favorite college team will encounter as it moves through the regional competition toward the Final Four.
The three-year-old company serves business and leisure travelers with hotel information from 3,464 cities in 104 countries, from Albania to Zimbabwe, notes Carl Samos, president and founder of Travelaxe. Information from more than 20 different travel websites has been compiled into unbiased price comparisons with the lowest price highlighted.
MenÂs games leading to the NCAA Final Four in St. Louis on April 2-4 will be played in Boise, ID; Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; and Tucson, AZ; on March 17-19, and in Charlotte, NC; Oklahoma City, OK; Nashville, TN; and Worcester, MA; on March 18-20 for rounds 1 and 2. The regionals will be in Albuquerque, NM; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; and Syracuse, NY, from March 24-27.
WomenÂs games leading to the NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis on April 3-5 will be played in Chapel Hill, NC; College Park, MD; Dallas, TX; Fresno, CA; Knoxville, TN; Minneapolis, MN; Seattle, WA; and Storrs, CN; on March 19-22 for rounds 1 and 2. The regionals will be in Chattanooga, TN; Tempe, AZ; Philadelphia, PA; and Kansas City, MO from March 26-28.
ÂWe know what a mad fan scramble there is for good lodging at the right price as the brackets get smaller and smaller following each playoff round,Â Samos commented. ÂWe can save tournament fans time and money and help them avoid some fly-by-night hostelry in the boonies featuring inflated prices and sagging mattresses just in time for the big NCAA competition.Â
More than 250,000 users of the free system have already downloaded and installed the WindowsÂ®-based, hotel rates search system onto their own personal computers. Travelaxe.com searches all the leading travel web sites, as well as TripReservations.com, TravelWorm, TheReservationCompany, Travel-Center.com and HotelKingdom.
Travelaxe.com users can select the best deals available from all those web sites based on their own criteria and then make the reservation directly with the web site that has the lowest rates.Â
Travelaxe is classified as an "aggregator" or "meta search engine,Â a growing class of search engines that scan the web for bargains. Its system is secure and virus-free. It has no spyware, no adware and doesn't sell its e-mail lists. The company makes commissions only from the travel web sites, not the traveler.
Easy NavigationÂ MapsÂ Hotel Ratings
ÂFans in a hurry will appreciate the easy navigation at our web site,Â says Samos, an Internet pioneer who led the development of MosaicÂ®, the famous World Wide Web browser that resulted in the creation of Internet ExplorerÂ®.
ÂWe also provide help in narrowing the fanÂs hotel choices, since they can select from six search filters Â distance, hotel, name (keywords), price, hotel rating and preferred web sites,Â he added. ÂAn Interactive Map & Distance Calculator assists them in determining geographically where they want to stay in relation to the arena or some other specific map destination. That could save even more time and money, since transportation and parking may also be scarce or at a premium.
ÂOur system averages the hotel class ratings from many of the web sites as it searches, giving travelers a better overall idea of the class rating of a hotel. If the wife or girlfriend isnÂt a net fan, or some of your traveling companions couldnÂt score tickets Â not even from a scalper, our site gives them access to show bookings and other events or interesting venues nearby,Â Samos emphasized.
Travelaxe, a privately held corporation founded in 2001, produces the Travelaxe software and web site for hotel room rates worldwide. Travelaxe is based in Austin, Texas. Visit Travelaxe at http://www.travelaxe.com. Travelaxe Â Side-by-side travel site comparisons, fast!
Bette Reid, Travelaxe, Inc.
Jacque Chrisman, Chrisman Group
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