Yes, You Can Find a Room in Vermont During Foliage Season!

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Yes, You Can Find a Room in Vermont During Foliage Season!

Sun, 09/29/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Throughout the busy foliage season those who serve
tourists are faced with last minute travelers looking for a place to stay.
The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing launched a new tool in mid-September that will assist the tourism industry in connecting travelers and lodging properties. This simple, online system allows any lodging establishment in the state to post and update their current room availability throughout the day.
As of September 26, as many as 150 Vermont lodging properties were logging on daily to enter the current room availability. "We think it's
very exciting to have this service, which lets travelers and innkeepers find each other immediately. It really works; it's a wonderful idea," said Jennifer Karpin, manager at The Grafton Homestead.
The listings are immediately available to staff at Vermont Information and Welcome Centers, Regional Marketing Organizations, chambers of
commerce, and operators at the 1-800-Vermont teleservicing center. Availability can be sorted by region of the state, town, number of rooms available, or by the time the listing was last updated.
Even a lodging property that has filled its own rooms can use the system to help additional travelers who show up at their front desk.
Listings from the previous day are cleared automatically from the system at 5 a.m. each morning. Properties that register will receive an
automatic email reminder to update the current day's information. This ensures only current information is displayed.
Vermont tourism officials expect an excellent 2002 foliage season, which means about 4.5 million people will be booking lodging accommodations during the season. For foliage conditions and scenic tours see:
www.VermontVacation.com