aRes Travel Announces Deal with Visit Salt Lake

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(May 11, 2012 – San Diego, CA) – aRes Travel has finalized an agreement with its newest online booking engine affiliate, Visit Salt Lake, the destination marketing organization responsible for representing all aspects of Salt Lake’s varied meeting, convention and tourism product mix. Through this deal, aRes Travel will integrate their private-label booking engine with the Visit Salt Lake website, allowing visitors to the site to research the destination and book hotels, attractions, deals and travel packages seamlessly without the need to search other sites.

“We’re excited about our new relationship with Visit Salt Lake,” said Alan Suchodolski, President and CEO of aRes Travel Inc. “Visit Salt Lake represents an outstanding destination with the variety of year-round activities for our consumers. This deal allows us to work more efficiently and strengthen the promotion of their destination through our deals and packaging capabilities.”

"aRes Travel brings to us a technology that will allow Visit Salt Lake and our partners to better package, promote and book custom lodging, attractions and event options in and around the greater Salt Lake area," said Eric Thompson, Visit Salt Lake’s Vice President of Marketing. “This partnership is a win-win situation, benefitting all parties involved including our members and our visitors.”

About aRes Travel Inc.
Founded in 1995 and based in San Diego, California, aRes Travel 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 SanFrancisco.travel, washington.org, and travelportland.com. A complete corporate profile can be found at www.aResTravelinc.com. For more information about aRes Travel, visit www.arestravel.com.

About Visit Salt Lake
Visit Salt Lake is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention and travel destination. Visit Salt Lake’s mission is to improve the area economy by attracting and providing support to conventions, leisure travelers and visitors while being a leader in environmental responsibility. Salt Lake is a unique fusion of metropolitan city and quaint mountain town; the towering Wasatch Mountains that embrace Salt Lake offer a dramatic backdrop to the vibrancy and activities of downtown. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, go to http://www.VisitSaltLake.com.

Contacts:
Carmella Spencer
Senior Director, Marketing & Account Management, aResTravel
carmella.spencer@arestravelinc.com
858.300.8632
www.arestravel.com

Shawn Stinson
Director of Communications, Visit Salt Lake
sstinson@visitsaltlake.com
801-534-4913
90 South West Temple
www.VisitSaltLake.com

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