Hotel Media on Despegar Powered by Leonardo’s Multi-Media Display Technology

South America’s Largest Online Travel Agency Boosts Visual Impact for Hotels by Displaying Photos, Videos and 360° Panoramas using Leonardo’s Multi-Media Galleries.

Toronto, ON, Canada – May 1, 2014 – Leonardo Worldwide Corporation (formerly VFM Leonardo, Inc.), the leader in online visual content management display technology and distribution for hotels, now powers hotel media on all Despegar operated websites, South America’s largest online travel agency. By utilizing Leonardo’s multi-media display technology, Despegar provides visitors to its 120 regional sites under the “despegar”, “decolar”, “ciudades” and “viajeros” domains with richer and more immersive visual experiences as they research hotels.

Despegar recently joined Leonardo’s VNetwork, the largest online media syndication network for the global travel industry, as a direct channel partner with access to over 1.5 million photo images for all 100,000+ GDS listed hotels. Now, by integrating Leonardo’s multi-media galleries, Despegar is also displaying hotel videos and 360° panoramas for hotels across their 120 regional sites to provide even richer visual experiences for travel shoppers.

Hotel properties that subscribe to the Ultra Premium version of Leonardo’s VBrochure system can provide enhanced visual experiences by displaying rich media and customized visual stories relevant to travel shoppers on Despegar’s sites powered by Leonardo’s multi-media display technology.

“Consumers today expect websites to deliver immersive visual experiences. Travel shoppers crave rich visual content when they embark on their travel shopping journey and the demand for video is increasing. By adopting Leonardo’s multi-media display technology, Despegar is providing travel shoppers with a more visually compelling online experience,” says John McAuliffe, Leonardo’s President.

About Leonardo Worldwide Corporation
Leonardo provides comprehensive technology solutions to e-marketers at hotels, hotel chains and travel websites that enable them to leverage modern day media to tell compelling visually-driven stories that reach, engage and convert today’s travel shoppers. Learn more about Leonardo at

About Despegar is South America’s largest online agency offering the best prices on flights, hotels, packages, car rentals and more with over 500 airlines and 150,000 destinations.