The Washington Times today announced its partnership with Yellowstone Hotel Systems to provide comprehensive online travel planning to its readers and the general public. Next up, online dating??
TWT cleverly (or not) is describing the partnership with the slogan “Travel with Trust,” in which “travelers can read an article about an upcoming event or popular travel destination and book the associated trip on the spot.”
According to TWT press release, “The partnership, aimed at providing online bookings of hotels, airfare, car rental, and various other travel services, is poised to take the travel industry by storm. In an industry saturated with travel service providers, The Washington Times has positioned itself to offer competitive online travel technology coupled with its unique ability to produce expert coverage of the world’s top travel destinations, and popular events; coverage which is largely unheard of through current online travel agencies.”
Current functionality only allows visitors to book hotels, but future services will offer airfare and car rental.
We in the Fishbowl will likely stick to Kayak for our travel planning. But should TWT want to comp us some travel (South Africa, please) for review, we’re down!