Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 6, 2006
ResortQuest (resortquest.com), North America’s largest vacation home rental company with more than 17,000 homes, condominiums, cottages and resort lodging in premier resort destinations, has partnered with TravelCLICK Canada (travelclick.net) to become the largest vacation home rental company to offer booking through the Global Distribution System (GDS), the preferred electronic booking channel of travel agents.
“We’re very pleased to be the largest vacation home rental company to enter this crucial booking system,” said Mark Fioravanti, ResortQuest’s president. “Now, travel agents will find it easier than ever to access the largest selection of vacation homes available in North America. This is a major development that greatly strengthens our relationship with the travel industry.”
ResortQuest’s brand chain code in GDS will be QV (Quality Vacations). The company plans to go live with inventory this month.
The company’s homeowners will also benefit from the new GDS affiliation, which will bring their property to more potential renters on a much larger scale. The expanded rental opportunities provided by ResortQuest’s entry into GDS is also expected to be of great value in attracting new homeowners to the company.
“We look forward to working with ResortQuest as they move into this critical distribution channel,” said Rita Emmer, Vice President Strategic Development of Vantis International. “The GDS remain an important channel for leisure travel, providing the highest ADR. With the help of Vantis International, ResortQuest will tap into this critical revenue stream. ResortQuest partnered with us because they knew our expertise would ensure the success of their new chain code. The Vantis/TravelCLICK solution gives ResortQuest the GDS connections they need.”
More and more travel agents are helping their clients to discover the advantages of renting a vacation home or condominium. Vacation homes offer added space, freedom and comfort, increased privacy, and access to conveniences (like a washer, dryer, separate bedrooms and bathrooms and fully-equipped kitchen) that make a stay easier and more affordable (especially for families). Renters also enjoy access to private perks, such as pools, tennis courts, hot tubs etc. at no extra charge. Ski, tennis and golf privileges may also be available for free or reduced fees.
ResortQuest enhances the value and reduces the risk of renting vacation homes by carefully evaluating each residence based on quality, condition, appearance and amenities in the industry’s first accommodation ratings system.
All ResortQuest properties feature local check-in offices with full on-site staff, housekeeping and maintenance services.
For more information, visit http://www.resortquest.com.
ResortQuest, the nation’s leading vacation property management company, provides a one-stop resource in North America’s premier resort destinations (http://www.resortquest.com). ResortQuest is the largest marketer and management company of vacation condominiums and home rentals in the U.S. and Canada, based on a portfolio of nearly 17,000 vacation rental properties with a combined real estate value estimated at approximately $7 billion. ResortQuest employs more than 4,000 people and is owned and operated by Gaylord Entertainment Co. (NYSE: GET), one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the hospitality and entertainment industries, based in Nashville, Tenn., that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels and the Grand Ole Opry. For more information visit http://www.gaylordentertainment.com.