Tourico Holidays® Stakes Its Claim as Leading Inbound Travel Provider

Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays® Stakes Its Claim as Leading Inbound Travel Provider
into London with an Exclusive Buyout of The Hyde Park Hotel

Expanding its growing role in the major tourist destination of London, company will have sole rights to all 68 rooms in London property starting in Februar.

LONDON, England (January 31, 2010) – Tourico Holidays® announced today that it will be the exclusive provider of 100 percent of the inventory at The Hyde Park Hotel in London. The agreement, which begins February 15, 2011, will allow Tourico Holidays the exclusive ability to offer its customers attractive deals on the modern, elegant three-star hotel in the Westbourne Grove area of London, within walking distance of Hyde Park.

The Hyde Park Hotel is the second property with which Tourico Holidays will have an exclusivity agreement, joining Astor On The Park in New York. Tourico Holidays continues to be the only company in the wholesale travel industry buying out 100 percent of hotels’ inventories.

The Hyde Park Hotel features 68 rooms and four different room configurations, ranging from a single room to a two-bedroom flat. It is situated in a quiet Victorian square close to Notting Hill as well as Kensington Palace, Portobello Road Market and Knightsbridge. The hotel offers long-term as well as short-term stays.

“These flagship Exclusive Deals are very exciting for us, and more importantly for our customers, because they provide us a wide range of flexibility in terms of what we can offer,” Amir Kalmar, VP of Global Sales and CMO. “These kinds of arrangements are an important focus for us, and we look to have more to announce in the future.”

About Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays (www.TouricoHolidays.com) is a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc., a worldwide travel distribution company. Tourico Holidays is a global wholesale travel provider with over 150 international distribution websites and more than 17,000 merchant hotel agreements, operating in 23 languages in over 100 countries. As a supplier to over 4,300 tour operators and travel agents, Tourico Holidays operates and maintains global websites and online interfaces that serve a large diversity of travel sellers.

About Travel Holdings®

Travel Holdings, Inc.® (www.travelholdings.com), one of the most distinctive and expansive travel distribution companies in the world, was created in early 2004 through the merger of Tourico Holidays®, LastMinuteTravel.com® and Travel Global Systems (TGS). Travel Holdings® uses proprietary technology to supply travel inventory at competitive pricing, integrating with all segments of the online travel industry including retail, wholesale, group, travel agents, corporate and affiliates. The company is a truly global organization with headquarters in Orlando and additional local offices across the United States, South America, Europe and Asia.

Mark Redmond
European PRB Manager
Tourico Holidays
+44 (0) 207 016 8931
Mark.Redmond@touricoholidays.com

Lauren Volcheff
Vice President of Marketing
Travel Holdings, Inc.
407-667-8700 x7355
Lauren@touricoholidays.com

Tourico Holidays Upgrades Web Services With Full XML Platform

Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays Upgrades Web Services With Full XML Platform
As First Company To Fully Integrate XML, Tourico Holidays’ Customers To Enjoy Seamless Product Access

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., (January 6, 2010) – Becoming the first and only travel company to launch a full XML platform, Tourico Holidays now offers its clients seamless access to multiple products across thousands of vacation destinations around the world. Unlike other travel providers, Tourico Holidays’ clients now enjoy access via XML to everything the company offers: more than 16,000 hotels, 3,300 activities, 11 cruise lines and four car-rental companies.

“The XML full upgrade is a perfect example of how Tourico Holidays continually seeks to offer our customers the latest technology and widest product selection,” said Amir Kalmar, Chief Marketing Officer of Travel Holdings, Inc., parent company of Tourico Holidays. “We now provide more than 600 global clients with inventory through XML connectivity.”

In order to make sure that every migration to their new XML platform is as smooth as possible, Tourico Holidays is providing a dedicated team of 14 specialists, who will serve as a single point of contact throughout the entirety of a client site’s development cycle, including development, testing, production, and optimizations. Once a site is up and running, the team of specialists will then provide 24/7 account management support at no additional cost.

“A full XML platform offers advantages that other kinds of technology simply can’t,” said Argov. “Speed, scalability, the modularity needed to bind to any existing system − this technology makes working with Tourico Holidays easier than ever.”

Travel service providers interested in learning more about Tourico Holidays and its new XML platform are encouraged to contact the company at info@touricoholidays.com. Current clients may contact their Tourico Holidays representative to start integrating these auxiliary travel products immediately.

About Tourico Holidays, Inc.

Tourico Holidays (www.TouricoHolidays.com) is a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc., a worldwide travel distribution company. Tourico Holidays is a global wholesale travel provider with over 150 international distribution web sites and more than 16,000 merchant hotel agreements, operating in 23 languages in over 100 countries. As a supplier to over 2,500 tour operators and travel agents, Tourico Holidays operates and maintains global web sites and online interfaces that serve a large diversity of travel sellers.

Media Contacts:

Sean Hixson
Weber Shandwick
314-552-6760
shixson@webershandwick.com

Lauren Volcheff
Travel Holdings, Inc.
407-667-8700 x7355
Lauren@touricoholidays.com