Williamsburg, Virginia, the nation’s largest living history museum and Virginia’s leading tourist destination, attracts visitors seeking to experience America’s Revolutionary past as well as enjoy the popular theme park, Busch Gardens. Colonial Williamsburg, along with Historic Jamestown and Yorktown, make up the Historic Triangle. With the launch of a new travel website, customers now have a single point-of-purchase access to Williamsburg.
ReserveWilliamsburg.com, another destination-based travel website, launched by Internet travel technology company, ReserveDirect, makes it easy for vacationers to book their lodging and Busch Gardens tickets.
While using direct product availability from the management companies of area travel products, ReserveWilliamsburg.com offers real-time booking for customers. This a la carte packaging functionality allows customers to book individual products to build their own vacation packages, or utilize the many money-saving pre-constructed packages. Customers make all their purchases in one place, then simply print their E-tickets straight from their printer. Once they arrive, customers take those E-tickets to the box offices, attraction main gates, or hotel front desks.
“Colonial Williamsburg is a great addition to the ReserveDirect family,” said John Johnson, President of ReserveDirect. “ReserveWilliamsburg.com utilizes our proprietary booking engine that has been a proven tool in other markets, making people’s vacation planning more fun and less stressful since 2001. We anticipate our model will have an impact here in Williamsburg as well.” Johnson reports, out of all the products available on the website, the Busch Gardens Vacation Packages are the best seller so far.
ReserveWilliamsburg.com, based on the strategies and more than eight-year internet-travel experience of ReserveDirect, will place equal emphasis on the activities and entertainment that lure consumers to a destination, unlike the nationally-branded travel websites that focus more on simply the transportation to the destination via air and rental cars. “Other travel websites aren’t equipped to offer travelers the ability to book ticketed attractions in conjunction with their lodging. We provide the whole gamut— hotels, show tickets, local news and information, all specific to Myrtle Beach.”
ReserveDirect has provided similar solutions for lodging associations and destination marketing organizations in markets like Branson, Missouri; Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Hawaii and Orlando, Florida.