aRes Travel Launches New Experiential Packaging Product

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Travel packaging product is game changer for the tourism industry

SAN DIEGO, CA – November 21, 2011 - aRes Travel, the leading provider of a private-label booking engine powering online reservations and ticketing transactions for the travel and tourism industry announced the launch of their newest product - Experiential Packaging. Seen as a game changer in the industry, the much anticipated customized travel package solution is the first of its kind, allowing consumers the ability to create a personalized travel packages with the focus on "what to do" in that destination. aRes Travel's Experiential Packaging combines attraction tickets, tours or activities, with a wide selection of hotels, culminating in the perfect vacation package for every travelers individual budget.

For years, online travel agencies (OTA's) have offered travel packages that include a choice of air, car and hotel forcing the user to choose a minimum of two of the three components to be considered a "package". aRes Travel redefines packaging with the belief that the customer comes to a destination for a specific reason; to see an attraction, attend an event or enjoy a specific activity without always the need for air or car rental. aRes Travel’s booking engine analytics show the majority of trips center around at least one visit to an event, activity, tour or attraction with many travelers within driving distance to their vacation destination eliminating the need to book air or car rental.

aRes Travel has successfully packaged attraction tickets + hotel rooms for hundreds of affiliate sites for more than eight years. The major difference with Experiential Packaging is the presentation of the package information online. The added customization functionality makes building each package a unique experience for the traveler. "Our technology team spent over a year compiling the requirements of our customers and their consumers to focus on a compelling destination activity packaging platform to build the best consumer experience for the traveling public,” said Alan Suchodolski, President of aRes Travel.

With the launch of Experiential Packaging comes thousands of new packages displayed on aRes Travel's vast affiliate base of websites, centering around activities or events that are in most cases the deciding factor to visit a destination. The user first selects what they want to "experience" in the destination - then the hotel proximity to the particular attraction or point of interest, and continues through the easy-to-navigate custom experience builder to select an attraction and event tickets completing their vacation package. Confirmations and e-tickets are delivered promptly to their inbox.
For more information on aRes Travel's Experiential Packaging solution, please go to arestravelinc.com.

About aRes Travel, Advanced Reservation Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1995 and based in San Diego, California, aRes Travel - Advanced Reservation Systems, Inc. provides industry leading reservations and ticketing technology to destination marketing organizations, major attractions, travel marketers and hotels. In addition to technology solutions, aRes Travel provides these same organizations with travel product and fulfillment services. These products are sold to the public via the web and through an in-sourced call center. Some of the top travel sites aRes Travel powers are San Francisco Travel (sanfrancisco.travel), San Diego ConVis (sandiego.org), Destination DC (washington.org), and Travel Portland (travelportland.com). A complete corporate profile can be found at www.aResTravelinc.com.

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Contact:
Carmella Spencer, Sr. Director, Marketing and Account Management

aRes Travel- Advanced Reservation Systems Inc.
Phone: 858-300-8632
Email: carmella.spencer@arestravelinc.com
Website: www.arestravelinc.com

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