PlacePass Announces Relationship with Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation

Published: April 17, 2019


Boston, MA, Apr 17, 2019 — PlacePass, an innovative provider of travel technology solutions offering an online platform for discovering and booking in-destination experiences, today announced their relationship with Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation.

The companies aim to enhance the outstanding service Marriott Vacations Worldwide already provides to Owners, Members, and guests with access to PlacePass’ online catalog of more than 200,000 fulfilling travel experiences in 800+ destinations around the world. Owners, Members, and guests of Marriott Vacation Club, Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, Sheraton Vacation Club, Westin Vacation Club, and Vistana Signature Experiences can now book concert and event tickets, culinary experiences, outdoor adventures, historical excursions, VIP getaways, and more, whether planning a vacation away or staying close to home.

“The pursuit of experiences over things continues to grow at an unprecedented pace,” said Ethan Hawkes, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of PlacePass. “This relationship helps advance our mission of enriching lives through great travel experiences. We’re honored to help Marriott Vacations Worldwide bring even more in-destination offerings to its valued Owners, Members, and guests.”

“We continue to look for ways to enhance the vacation experiences of our Owners, Members and guests,” said Stephen P. Weisz, president and chief executive officer of Marriott Vacations Worldwide. “The breadth of offerings now available through PlacePass opens up not only a new world of travel adventures but also local adventures. The PlacePass concept is the perfect example of the evolution of how people want to vacation as well as the experiences they desire to explore close to home.”

Consumers can go to one of the following websites to browse the experiences Marriott Vacations Worldwide offers with PlacePass.

Marriott Vacation Club Activities powered by PlacePass
www.marriottvacationclub.placepass.com

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse Activities powered by PlacePass
www.mvcpulse.placepass.com

Sheraton Vacation Club Activities powered by PlacePass
www.sheratonvacationclub.placepass.com

Westin Vacation Club Activities powered by PlacePass
www.westinvacationclub.placepass.com

Vistana Activities powered by PlacePass
www.vistana.placepass.com

Founded in December 2015, PlacePass was launched with the vision of facilitating online access to hard-to-reach tour operators and activity providers. Today, PlacePass is changing the way people travel by empowering them to more easily search, compare, and book in-destination experiences anywhere in the world. The company’s consumer platform, PlacePass.com, is a leading meta-search engine for travel experiences, bringing together the largest selection of tours and activities in 800+ global destinations online. PlacePass also powers B2B software solutions for leading hospitality industry partners.

In its strategic partnership with Marriott Vacations Worldwide, PlacePass plans to accelerate travel product innovation, expand its global footprint, and invest in top-caliber talent in several core business areas.

About PlacePass
Based in Boston, MA, PlacePass is a pioneering provider of travel technology solutions for in-destination experiences. PlacePass partners with leading travel companies to provide travelers with access to everything from concert and event tickets, culinary experiences, outdoor adventures, historical excursions, VIP getaways, and more in 800+ destinations. PlacePass helps travelers save time and money while making the most of their valuable free time and believes that the best things in life aren’t things at all. To learn about partnership opportunities with PlacePass, please contact partners@placepass.com. For more information, please visit www.placepass.com.

About Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is a leading global vacation company that offers vacation ownership, exchange, rental and resort and property management, along with related businesses, products and services. The company has more than 100 resorts and over 660,000 owners and members in a diverse portfolio that includes seven vacation ownership brands. It also includes exchange networks and membership programs comprised of more than 3,200 resorts in over 80 nations and nearly two million members, as well as management of more than 180 other resorts and lodging properties. As a leader and innovator in the vacation industry, the company upholds the highest standards of excellence in serving its customers, investors and associates while maintaining exclusive, long-term relationships with Marriott International and Hyatt Hotels Corporation for the development, sales and marketing of vacation ownership products and services. For more information, please visit www.marriottvacationsworldwide.com.

Contacts

Emily Bernard
PlacePass
630-292-1716
emily@placepass.com

Jacqueline V. Ader-Grob
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
407-513-6950
jacqueline.ader-grob@mvwc.com