Good news! By partnering with JackRabbit Systems, Inc., Discover Prince William & Manassas, VA will now allow travelers that visit them online at to book local accommodations directly, with no additional fees or commissions! "We are thrilled to have JackRabbit Systems as part of our new, redesigned website," Discover Prince William & Manassas, VA Executive Director Ann Marie Maher said. "We selected the company's Book › Direct service because it streamlines the booking process by sending visitors directly to our hotel properties. We loved that the product benefited not only the visitor, but also our hospitality partners. The staff at JackRabbit has been extremely helpful, the service was implemented smoothly and we look forward to seeing the results of having this service as an integral part of our website."

The Book › Direct customized search engine will allow visitors to compare local rates and availability and select desired lodging directly from the Discover Prince William & Manassas, VA home page, bypassing the online booking fees and travel agency commissions charged by other booking engines, completely eliminating the "middleman." Book › Direct will then seamlessly redirect the traveler directly to the lodging property to complete their transaction. The JackRabbit team has customized our Book › Direct search engine interface to match the Discover Prince William & Manassas, VA website.


  • Website visitors can conduct dynamic searches by preferred location, category, and check-in and check-out date from the Book › Direct toolbar located directly on the Discover Prince William & Manassas, VA homepage and other site profile pages.
  • Date-driven Book › Direct search results provide immediate information on the lowest average rate per night, hotel amenities, location, and type of accommodations available.
  • Most consumers book direct, especially from DMO websites. According to the latest American Hotel & Lodging/Smith Travel Research Study, nearly 81% of all hotel rooms are booked through direct channels, supporting the fact that consumers highly prefer (and do) book direct.
  • Allows consumers to easily utilize loyalty reward points, membership discounts, etc. based on the direct reservation and relationship with the lodgings.
  • JackRabbit Book › Direct allows travelers that visit to book accommodations directly, with no additional fees or commissions, bypassing online booking fees and travel agency commissions from standard 3rd party booking engines, completely eliminating the "middleman."
  • JackRabbit does not require any additional inventory management for lodgings into the Book › Direct system!
  • Consumers become the lodging's direct customer, allowing the lodging to service, transact the booking and remarket to their customers for repeat stays.
  • Allows lodgings better control of pricing realizing in a higher ADR compared to 3rd party booking engines.
  • State of the Art site visitor experience utilizing dynamic search efficiency and navigation.
  • 100% participation, meaning all lodging partners participate in the Book › Direct technology and search results.
  • Real-time analytics and detailed reports data.
  • Keeps 100% of the lodging and sales tax within the DMO's market. Instead of bed tax being collected on 75-78% of the rate with many major online travel agencies, it is collected on 100% of the rate via Book › Direct driving the highest market ROI compared to any other 3rd party solution.