Carlson Hotels Worldwide and Expedia revealed a new multi-year distribution agreement between the two parties.

This agreement allows Carlson Hotels Worldwide properties to access promotional and merchandising opportunities within Expedia's global marketplace of more than 60 Expedia- and hotels.com-branded sites worldwide. It also provides that all Carlson Hotels brands will be available to travelers on all Expedia and hotels.com sites. Carlson Hotels brands include Regent Hotels & Resorts; Radisson Hotels & Resorts; Park Plaza? Hotels & Resorts; Country Inns & Suites By Carlson; and Park Inn.

Further demonstrating momentum in the relationship, Carlson Hotels Worldwide and Expedia will launch a flexible pricing pilot under which Carlson properties in certain markets will benefit from value-added exposure on Expedia sites, in addition to the bookings they receive from Expedia. The agreement further strengthens the companies' long-standing strategic partnership, building on several consecutive multi-year agreements, as well as the milestone of having launched the first direct connection between an online travel agency and a global hotel chain.