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Rooms Worldwide
[formerly Accommodations Directory of North America]
http://www.roomsworldwide.com formerly www.a-dna.com

RATING: 4 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed: 1/22/2006
    Score: 65

Area Covered:
USA & Canada
Listing Type/Number:
Over 20,000 (but includes many hotels); detailed listings have very good detail and map link; some have up to 5 pictures .
Description:
From homepage, select US or Canada from top of page (or use dropdown). From US page, select state/city from dropdown; may also enter keyword. Selecting a state only gives list in order of listing type. Results are 5 to a page, ordered by "package size" then essentially random. These results have picture if available, a few words, some icons and a link to a more detailed page (see above).
Quality Assurance:
Inn details include who "inspected by."
Other:
Uses own secure reservation request system; does not show availability. Has good FAQ.

Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Site only. States: "RoomsWorldwide promotes to Travel Agencies primarily in Canada and the USA with a number of selected affiliates in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. In all cases Innkeepers receive reservations directly from these agencies. The reservations are qualified and concise resulting in little wasted time for all parties."
  • Rates: Rates are 1-time fees. $10 to $30 for 1-5 picture listing wihtout link or contact (Requires to pay commission from reservations generated by site's booking engine). Priority listing with link going from $95 to $225 on 2/1/06; this listing is exempt from paying commissions and will include listing on new site TravelDyno.com. Sign up/update on-line.
  • Contact: (604)879-0841 or info@roomsWorldwide.com.
  • Comments:
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • Reviewed but not ranked among the 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (0 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 4/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 5/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Not listed.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 20
    B (of 20) - 13
    C (of 30) - 16
    D (of 10) - 7
    E (of 5) - 5
    F (of 10) - 4
    G (of 5) - 0

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