Sale enhances partnership with Ski.com and consolidates LeisureLink’s focus on its distribution business
Salt Lake City, UT— August 10, 2016— LeisureLink, the Global leader in vacation rental technology and distribution, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to sell VacationRoost.com and its other mountain consumer brands and operations to Ski.com.
Ski.com is North America’s largest provider of mountain vacations and the addition of the new sites including MountainReservations.com, VacationRoost.com, ParkCityReservations.com, BreckenridgeDestinations.com and several others mountain travel sites will complement its strong consumer offering.
“Though it is hard to let go of a business that we have grown and loved for 10-years, we know that our customers and destination experts will thrive in the Ski.com family,” said Julian Castelli, CEO of LeisureLink. “Going forward, this transaction will allow us to focus even more of our resources on our core business of vacation rental distribution. Our distribution platform will allow more vacation rental suppliers to connect with great travel brands like Ski.com, Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia in the future.”
“We are very excited to bring VacationRoost and the websites under its umbrella into our portfolio of brands,” said Harry Peisach, Ski.com president and CEO. “We now have an even stronger relationship with LeisureLink, and we look forward to expanding our partnership with them to feed our websites with commerce-enabled vacation rental inventory in the future.”
Ski.com’s online reservations technology will be integrated into VacationRoost.com and other LeisureLink consumer websites, and Ski.com’s call center, manned by specialists who average more than two decades in the mountain-travel industry, will handle all calls starting August 10, 2016.
LeisureLink helps vacation rental companies maximize bookings online, offline, anywhere. Through industry leading online connectivity tools, such as distribution, yield management, and booking engines, LeisureLink drives better lead conversion without the time-consuming work of managing multiple extranets. With the industry’s largest distribution network, vacation properties have the opportunity to connect to top online travel channels like Expedia, Booking.com, Airbnb, HomeAway, all the major GDS players and travel sites. Suppliers can manage all of their listings from one platform – optimizing rates, availability, specials, and content changes. LeisureLink consolidates all accounting, payables, and receivables with a single, source of payment, providing clarity to the often-complex accounting issues. Founded in 2007, LeisureLink is a privately held company and headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information, please call 800-976-4925 or visit leisurelink.com.
Founded in 1971 in the heart of Colorado Ski Country, Aspen-headquartered Ski.com is North America’s largest provider of mountain vacation packages and an industry leader in online travel technology. The company specializes in booking custom ski vacations at more than 120 of the most popular ski resorts and heli- and cat-skiing destinations in North America, Europe, Japan and South America and offers the largest collection of mountain lodging and ski-vacation components, including discounted lift tickets, flights, equipment rental, ski school, activities and more. Providing unsurpassed mountain-travel expertise, Ski.com’s 65+ Mountain Vacation Specialists average 26 years of experience in the ski travel industry.
To learn more about Ski.com visit www.ski.com
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