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Drivers can now find a great value room for the night on their TomTom device

Dec 11 2009

Drivers can now find a great value room for the night on their TomTom device

~ TomTom launches Hotel Booking Service in partnership with Expedia ~

Amsterdam/London, 10 December 2009 – TomTom and Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) have signed a partnership agreement to help TomTom customers find accommodation on the move across Europe.

Using the new hotel booking service through their TomTom device, TomTom drivers can avoid the stress of finding that hotels are closed or full for the night in their chosen destination. TomTom drivers also benefit from the great deals that hotels provide through Expedia.

Drivers can access a list of nearby hotels in Europe* and then check availability, compare costs and research facilities. All the hotels a customer could want are included in the partnership ranging from independent hotels to the big name chains.

To make a booking, drivers just ring the Expedia customer support centre for the price of a local call. There’s no reservation fee, and they are guaranteed to get a great value room rate at thousands of hotels across Europe.

“The service makes it quick and easy for drivers to find a hotel when they’re on the road, saving them time and money too”, says Alain Pakiry, Senior VP Marketing at TomTom. “We were keen to find a partner who could give us access to a vast range of accommodation and provide the level of support our customers expect. Expedia was the obvious choice.”

Cameron Jones, Business Development Director EMEA for Expedia Affiliate Network adds, “This unique solution truly benefits TomTom users, giving them booking access to thousands of properties and the best value prices through Expedia. We look forward to being able to develop the solution further in the future and extending it to a global audience.”

To celebrate the launch of the service, TomTom is sending its email newsletter subscribers a voucher code entitling them to an additional 10% discount on their first hotel booking.

For more information please visit www.tomtom.com/services

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* The Hotel Booking Service will be available in 16 EU countries including the Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the UK, and is supported by all TomTom GO devices.

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About Expedia Affiliate Network:
Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN), part of the Expedia Inc group, partners with more than 10,000 private label partners globally, among them many pre-eminent airlines, top train companies, portals and market-leading online travel agencies including, Greenbee, Avis, Tiscali, Eurostar, Lonely Planet, Moto GP, Sky, bmi, Nokia, The Guardian, Ab-in-den-Urlaub.de, Travelpartner.se, Weg.de, eDreams, Radisson, SAS, JAL, The New York Times. LA Times, Miami.com and Foxnews.com. EAN's distribution platform allows these partners to offer their website users access to Expedia's highly competitive travel products, including hotels, dynamic packages, car hire, flights, insurance and destination services, and benefit from unrivalled supply quality, and leading merchandising tools. Further information about EAN can be found at www.ean.com.

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