Launches #GuestCensus Crowdsourcing Campaign

  Launches #GuestCensus Crowdsourcing Campaign Asks Consumers What Hotel Qualities and Services Are Most Important
to Them in Celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week

PR Newswire

DALLAS, May 6, 2013

DALLAS, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/®, a leading online booking
website, is launching a crowdsourcing campaign to identify the hotel
preferences that are most important to U.S. travelers. In celebration of
National Travel and Tourism Week (May 4-12), will host the
#GuestCensus Twitter chat on May 7 to compile a list of qualities and services
that guests want during their hotel stays.


With the help of other travel industry leaders, wil ask consumers
to share their opinions with the #GuestCensus hashtag on the
Twitter handle (@Hotelsdotcom). will then publish a series of votes
on over the following weeks to
determine what is most important to travel consumers.

"We've taken learnings from our recent Amenities Survey and we are now
elevating our research to further identify the top features and services hotel
guests have come to expect," said Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for "We hope these findings will help us along with our valued hotel
partners, provide guests with an excellent customer experience."

To participate in the #GuestCensus Twitter chat and for the chance to win
promotional giveaways, visit the @Hotelsdotcom Twitter handle on Tuesday, May
7 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM ET. To vote on your desired guest preferences and view
polling results of the #GuestCensus campaign, visit beginning Friday, May 10.

Press contacts:

Pat Burek – Finn Partners for
Phone: (212) 715-1542
Twitter: @finnpartners

Taylor L. Cole, APR North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Twitter: @TravelwithTLC^®

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