NORWALK, Conn., April 11, 2013…Priceline Partner Network, a business unit of priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with MapQuest to power its newly launched feature to book travel. MapQuest, the online travel brand, is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc.
The partnership will give travelers access to thousands of hotel, airline and rental car services through the MapQuest ecosystem, including within MapQuest Discover, which aims to help people imagine, plan, and now book upcoming trips, and MapQuest Travel Blogs, which allows users to share their trips with their friends, family or the world.
The robust collection of travel services offered by MapQuest via the Priceline Partner Network includes:
- The ability to search, compare and book published-price hotel rooms at thousands of quality chain and independent hotels around the world. MapQuest travelers will also have access to Priceline’s database of hotel specials, including instant discounts, free breakfast, free Internet access and more;
- Access to thousands of rental cars worldwide and support of rental car company discount codes;
- Airline ticketing with almost all major airlines, including seat mapping, the ability to book different classes of seats and the use of airline frequent flyer numbers.
“Through this partnership with Priceline, we’re able to continue growing our brand from being the online mapping pioneer into being a leader in digital travel directions,” says Brian McMahon, General Manager of MapQuest. “We’re excited to continue enhancing our product with booking functionality and travel content. It speaks to our goal of providing value to our users and simplifying each step of the traveler’s journey.”
About The Priceline Partner Network
The Priceline Partner Network (PPN) http://www.pricelinepartnernetwork.com is the private-label distribution channel for priceline.com travel services. Working behind the scenes, PPN powers travel websites for a spectrum of affinity groups, airlines and hotel management firms and chains. PPN believes that it offers the most customizable private-label travel affiliate program on the market today. PPN’s private-label services include hotels, flights, rental cars, flight & hotel packages, and priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price travel services for hotels, airline tickets and rental cars.
Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or the recently added Express Deals®, where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.
MapQuest provides Internet, mobile and business solutions delivering on the promise of helping people dream, plan, share and go wherever the map meets their life. MapQuest is one of the leading mapping brands online, reaching 35.2 million web users in March 2013 and 16.5 million mobile users in February 2013 (based on three month averages), according to comScore Media Metrix and MobiLens. MapQuest’s mobile solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and Android devices. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc, is based in Denver, Colo.