December 05, 2011 14:24 ET Announces Partnership With New Orleans Hornets as Team's Official Travel Site

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2011) -, the travel and hospitality portal for the Crescent City, announced on Friday, Dec. 2 that it will become the "Official Travel Site of the New Orleans Hornets," and partner with the National Basketball Association team for the 2011-2012 season.

"We are thrilled to continue the ongoing relationship with the Hornets," said Bill Hammack, chairman. "The partnership is part of a big-picture strategy to pack the New Orleans Arena with fans for every home game, and is the best resource for every fan's needs before and after the game."

"The Hornets draw thousands of out-of-town NBA fans to games in the Crescent City, and through the partnership with, booking travel, tours, hotels and hoops in New Orleans is as easy as a layup," said Tom Ward, vice president of corporate sponsorship for the Hornets.

The travel site, which offers a resource for tourists and locals, will provide basketball fans with an unparalleled guide to all the action. Whether looking for ideal hotels near the New Orleans Arena, or the ultimate sports bar for entertainment after the buzzer, is the one-stop location.

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Launched in 1995 as a hospitality portal, today generates hundreds of thousands of unique visitors per year and millions of page views from travelers who are planning to visit New Orleans. With the most intuitive and recognizable web address for the city, is the first place visitors go to find out what to do, where to go, and to book New Orleans hotels and tours. will continue to provide this valuable service, while raising the bar on the quality and depth of visitor information available on the site.