FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2016
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Ski.com Acquires VacationRoost and Other Consumer Brands from LeisureLink
Aspen, Colo. – August 10, 2016 – Ski.com (www.ski.com), the largest provider of mountain vacation packages in North America, today announced the acquisition of the consumer mountain brands of Salt Lake City-based LeisureLink, the company’s largest competitor. Acquired brands include VacationRoost, Mountain Reservations, Park City Reservations, Breckenridge Destinations, Vail Destinations, Telluride Reservations and nearly two dozen others.
“We have viewed VacationRoost and the consumer websites under its umbrella for years with respect as strong competitors, so we are thrilled to be able to add them to Ski.com’s expansive portfolio of travel brands,” said Harry Peisach, Ski.com president and CEO. “By utilizing our industry-leading inventory of ancillary products including flights, lift tickets, equipment rentals, ground transportation, activities and more, expert trip-planning services offered by experienced Mountain Vacation Specialists and proprietary reservation software purpose built for mountain travel, we are confident we will deliver an even better experience to customers of these brands and significantly increase the number of travelers we send to our partner destinations.”
“Ski.com is the leader in custom ski vacation planning, and we are excited about the great job that our combined teams will do for customers of VacationRoost and MountainReservations,” said LeisureLink CEO Julian Castelli. “We expect our customers and our Destination Experts to thrive in the Ski.com family.”
Ski.com has begun to integrate its website and booking-system technologies into the LeisureLink consumer websites as part of an integration process that will take a few weeks to complete. Ski.com’s call center, manned by more than 65 Mountain Vacation Specialists who average more than two decades in the industry, will begin to take calls generated by these websites as early as today.
To learn more about Ski.com, visit www.ski.com. Vendors with questions about the integration may contact Sheila Maurer, Ski.com’s vice president of operations, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 800-525-2052, ext. 3639.
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-plus Mountain Vacation Specialists average 26 years of experience in the ski travel industry.
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, Utah. For more information, please call 800-976-4925 or visit www.leisurelink.com.