College Baseball Playoff Fans Get Fast Hotel Booking Help from Travelaxe.com

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Travelaxe, Inc. offers side-by-side hotel price comparisons in all NCAA super regional cities and Omaha for the World Series.

College baseball fans who follow their teams to playoff sites around the country must be flexible. While this weekend's games are set, sites for Super Regionals are up in the air until Tuesday (June 7) when final sites are announced. That means baseball fans will need to move fast to guarantee they get a room in their preferred hotel at the lowest price.

College baseball fans seeking fast lodging information and the best prices can hit a homerun every time with Travelaxe.com.

Travelaxe, Inc. of Austin, one of the world's 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 cities that will serve as super regional sites as well as Omaha, Neb., host city for the 2005 NCAA College World Series.

The super regional sites will be announced on ESPN on Tuesday, June 7. The super regional competitions will be held June 10 through June 13. The 59th College World Series will be in Omaha from Friday June 17 through Monday June 27.

"We know what a mad fan scramble there is for good lodging at the right price as the brackets get smaller in preparation for the World Series," said Carl Samos, president and founder of Travelaxe. "We can save baseball 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."

The four-year-old company serves business and leisure travelers with hotel information from 3,464 cities in 104 countries, from Albania to Zimbabwe. Information from more than 20 different travel Web sites has been compiled into unbiased price comparisons with the lowest price highlighted. Travelaxe sends the user to the Web site with the lowest price to make a reservation, thus allowing the user to book with sites they trust.

More than 250,000 users of the free system have already downloaded and installed the Windows®-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 is classified as an "aggregator" or "meta search engine," 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 Navigation…Maps…Hotel Ratings

"We also provide help in narrowing the fan's hotel choices," Samos added, "since they can select from six search filters – distance, hotel, name (keywords), price, hotel rating and preferred Web sites." An Interactive Map & Distance Calculator assists them in determining geographically where they want to stay in relation to the baseball stadium 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.

"Our 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 isn't a fan, or some of your traveling companions couldn't score tickets – not even from a scalper – our site gives them access to show bookings and other events or interesting venues nearby," Samos emphasized.

About Travelaxe

Travelaxe, a privately held corporation founded in 2001, produces the Travelaxe software and Web site for hotel room rates worldwide. Samos is an Internet pioneer who led the development of Mosaic®, the famous World Wide Web browser that resulted in the creation of Internet Explorer®. Travelaxe is based in Austin, Texas. Visit Travelaxe at http://www.travelaxe.com. Travelaxe – Side-by-side travel site comparisons, fast!

Contacts:

Bette Reid, Travelaxe, Inc.

bette@travelaxe.com

512/917-2807

Jacque Chrisman, Chrisman Group

Jacque@chrismangroup.com

512/345-8969

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