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Travelocity's Merchant Hotel Program Adds Mandalay Resort Group

Travelocity Now the Only Major Online Travel Provider to Offer Each of Mandalay Resort Group's Five Las Vegas Properties

Sep 8, 2003

Travelocity(R) is now the only major online travel service to feature each of Las Vegas-based Mandalay Resort Group's five Las Vegas properties in its merchant hotel program.

Through Travelocity's hotel and TotalTrip(SM) shopping engines consumers can now access hotel rates as well as money-saving air + hotel reservations for the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Luxor, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Excalibur Hotel-Casino and Circus Circus Hotel Resort & Casino giving them more choice and flexibility in meeting their travel needs to one of the world's most popular destinations.

"Mandalay Resort Group has a solid working relationship with Travelocity," said John Marz, senior vice president, marketing and events for Mandalay Resort Group. "Their team understands our distribution, merchandising and marketing needs and develops programs that work effectively for our properties."

Ross Mantione, Travelocity's vice president, partner marketing alliances said on the deal: "Being the only major online travel provider to feature all major Las Vegas resorts provides a significant advantage for Travelocity's customers. Mandalay Resort Group properties are in high demand and we are proud to feature all of them on our site. Travelocity is committed to the Las Vegas marketplace and will continue to grow its presence there."

About Travelocity's Merchant Hotel Program

More than 7,000 hotels worldwide currently participate in Travelocity's merchant hotel program -- the fastest growing independent program in the industry. Popular chains include Best Western International, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, La Quinta Corporation, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Cendant Corporation and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (formerly Six Continents Hotels). Additionally, more than 1,500 well-known independently owned and operated hotels from across the world participate.

Travelocity was the first online distributor of its scope to gain access to rates and availability directly from suppliers' central reservation systems. Hoteliers benefit from Travelocity's seamless technical solution and have greater merchandising opportunities to more than 40 million Travelocity members and onward distribution partners through enhanced hotel descriptions and rate displays on the hotel path, as well as participation in packaging and cross-sell opportunities. Inventory and rates can be loaded via Sabre global distribution system, through the hotel's central reservation system or via the Travelocity extranet. Hotels can obtain more information by sending an e-mail to

About Travelocity

Travelocity(R), a Sabre Holdings(R) company, pioneered the online travel space and continues to be the most popular travel service on the Web, giving consumers access to hundreds of airlines, thousands of hotels and cruise, last-minute and vacations packages, and best-in-class car rental companies, all backed by 1,000 customer service representatives staffed to provide 24-hour assistance. With 40 million members, Travelocity is the seventh largest travel agency in the United States. It has been recognized worldwide for its leadership in the online travel space, and it operates or powers Web sites in five languages across four continents.

Sabre Holdings Corporation is a world leader in travel commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at Additional information about Travelocity can be found on the Web at

About Mandalay Resort Group

Mandalay Resort Group owns and operates 11 properties in Nevada: Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, Circus Circus, and Slots-A-Fun in Las Vegas; Circus Circus-Reno; Colorado Belle and Edgewater in Laughlin; Gold Strike and Nevada Landing in Jean and Railroad Pass in Henderson. The company also owns and operates Gold Strike, a hotel/casino in Tunica County, Mississippi. The company owns a 50% interest in Silver Legacy in Reno, and owns a 50% interest in and operates Monte Carlo in Las Vegas. In addition, the company owns a 50% interest in and operates Grand Victoria, a riverboat in Elgin, Illinois, and owns a 53.5% interest in and operates MotorCity in Detroit, Michigan

SOURCE: Travelocity

CONTACT: Judy Haveson, +1-212-554-7425,, or Amy
Fuhrer, +1-972-488-4790,, both for Travelocity