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VEGAS.com Signs Deal with America West and Renews Pact with America West Vacations
Las Vegas, Nevada -- August 8, 2002. The official Vegas travel website, VEGAS.com, announced today a new, multi-year deal with America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) that allows consumers to book their airline reservations directly on the site. VEGAS.com is the only Las Vegas travel Web site with direct access to America West flights.
VEGAS.com customers will be able to book America West's wide range of flight options to Vegas from 80 U.S. cities, along with everything to plan a perfect visit to the most entertaining city in the world. America West is one of the largest airlines serving Las Vegas.
Additionally, America West Vacations has renewed its agreement with VEGAS.com to sell vacation packages on the site, including air transportation and hotel accommodations to the city's most popular hotels and attractions. With more than 30 hotel partners in Las Vegas, America West Vacations is one of the largest tour packagers to Las Vegas.
As part of both deals, America West will provide VEGAS.com with full technical support, competitive pricing and airfare "specials." Both companies will participate in promotional activities including advertising, marketing and online contests.
"America West has been great for VEGAS.com and provides a significant competitive edge," remarked Howard Lefkowitz, President of VEGAS.com. "We're thrilled to be the only site in town to offer customers the terrific rates, service and easy bookings that these agreements allow."
"The substantial sales results we've experienced with VEGAS.com influenced our decision to renew and build on our previous agreement," said Jack Richards, President and Chief Operating Officer of America West Vacations. "We look forward to continuing a relationship that has proven beneficial for both companies."
In 2001, over 35 million visitors descended upon Sin City, with 48 percent arriving by air. Twenty-five percent of Vegas visitors planned their trips online, and VEGAS.com ranks in the top 1% of all websites based on unique visitor count (PCData Online).
About America West Airlines
About America West Vacations
The Leisure Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with 2001 sales of $2.1 billion.
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