Golf must be making a comeback—or did it never really fade much after all? Anyway, from HotelBusiness.com: Marriott Pairs Golf And Room Reservations Online.
- Marriott International has introduced a golf resort reservations system that allows golfers to simultaneously book tee times and hotel rooms. The new program is in place at 19 golf resorts worldwide and features 29 golf courses.
It doesn't say any more than that, but it sure is an interesting twist. I wonder what's next? With some of the online travel booking sites now offering to book everything from rental cars to show tickets, along with air and rental cars, it seems only natural that hotels would jump on that one-stop-shop bandwagon, too.
- In a partnership deal, the Ticket Reserve [www.theticketreserve.com] now offers sports fans booking tickets via the company the option of also reserving hotel accommodations with Choice Hotels International.
The partnership coincides with the launch of the Ticket Reserveâ€™s kick off of its college football championship game series â€Fan Forwardâ€ options, which guarantees a face-value tickets should the college team fans select qualify for the Orange, Rose, Sugar, or Fiesta bowls. Market values for â€Fan Forwardsâ€ are offered as low as $5.00 initially and will increase or decrease depending on the teamâ€™s standing during the 2005 season.