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SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Partner with Travel Reservation Company, ReserveDirect, to Offer Online Booking and Packaging Solution

ReserveDirect, an online travel reservation company, is partnering with SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay to sell theme park tickets through a regional Web site, www.ReserveOrlando.com.

ReserveDirect has been operating ReserveOrlando.com since 2006 and works directly with other popular attractions in the area, including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. Since ReserveOrlando.com hosts a wide variety of area lodging and activity tickets, this new partnership allows customers to purchase tickets to SeaWorld and Aquatica in Orlando, and Busch Gardens and Adventure Island in Tampa, along with other travel products in one, convenient location.

“Our goal at ReserveDirect is to make vacation planning simple, saving families time and money,” said John Johnson, President of ReserveDirect. “We work directly with the major attractions in Orlando, so you’ll never have to worry about reliability and service. Plus, we have great ticket prices and all our hotels and lodging are guaranteed lowest prices you will find.”

ReserveDirect’s unique packaging system caters to travel customers looking to bundle lodging and theme park tickets together. This incentivizes hotels on ReserveOrlando.com to offer additional savings to customers through the combo packages. Customers can also purchase standalone tickets. Either way, all ReserveOrlando.com customers can simply print out their SeaWorld and Busch Gardens E-tickets and scan them at the gates of both parks.

“It’s always nice to work with sophisticated reservation companies— like ReserveDirect— that help promote our unique experiences to customers,” said Tim Swan, Vice President of Sales for Florida Parks at Busch Entertainment Corporation. “Making it easier for customers to plan their whole vacation around our theme parks is the exact sort of thing we look for in partnerships.”

ReserveDirect has provided similar solutions for lodging associations and destination marketing organizations in markets like Cocoa Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, Branson, Missouri; Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee; and Orlando, Florida. ReserveDirect also operates its own consumer booking engines in each of these destinations, as well as services for Polk County, Florida, Table Rock Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Silver Dollar City and Dollywood.