Launches New Flexible Cancellation Policy for Gulf Coast Region Hotels Launches New Flexible Cancellation Policy for Gulf Coast Region Hotels

Special Partnership with Select Florida Hotels Provides Worry-Free Summer Travel


DALLAS, June 30 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PRW WIRE/ — ( ), a leading provider of lodging worldwide, has partnered with select hotels in the Gulf Coast region of Florida to provide customers a new flexible cancellation policy giving them confidence and reassurance when making their travel plans to the beach this summer. Under the new policy, will offer a longer booking cancellation window as guests have the option to cancel their hotel reservation on the day of arrival until 5 p.m. Central Time to receive a full refund on unused nights with no penalty or fee. Additionally, has lessened the confusion by not instituting mileage requirements from government closed beaches to be qualified for the policy.

“Our new flexible cancellation policy is easy to understand and use if our customers need to change their plans on very short notice due to closed beaches. We always strive to make it easy for our customers to book travel with us and now we are making it even easier than before to change plans as well. We are able to readjust our policy due to the situation and to provide our customers worry-free travel planning,” said Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations for

The new flexible cancellation policy is valid for customers who book new reservations on select participating properties on between June 25, 2010 and 11:59 p.m. Central Time on September 6, 2010 using coupon code OILFLEX for travel between June 25 and September 30, 2010. Customers who need to cancel a qualifying booking must call the Contact Center at 1-800-246-8357 by 5:00 pm Central Time on the scheduled day of arrival.

For a list of participating hotels and full terms and conditions, please click here

For further information, please contact:

Helen Ames – Ruder Finn for

Phone: (212) 715-1646


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