Tourico Holidays® Introduces New System Intelligence.

Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays® Introduces New System Intelligence,
Providing Unique Destination Insight

Latin American Travelers Lead the Charge on Booking Local Activities Across the Suite of Website Brands.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (May 17, 2010) − Building on its reputation of providing clients, suppliers and customers with optimum booking tools, Tourico Holidays® is simultaneously enhancing the online reservation flow and “Activities” offering across its travel booking Websites and XML connectivity. New custom-generated prompts will feature the four most-booked local attractions and the best value transportation services in the area, allowing travel professionals to spend less time researching destinations and more time assisting customers. The newly incorporated efficiencies will be a seamless addition to hotel searches in 20 of the top global destinations, including Orlando, Key West, Niagara Falls, San Francisco, Barcelona, Paris and Buenos Aires. The new feature is already available to all Tourico Holidays clients whether through White Lable, XML or TouricoHoldidays.com

Before completing guest information, destination-specific sidebars present travel professionals with insightful activities and transportation information, enabling travelers to maximize vacation time in the destination, as well as make the most of hard-earned dollars by featuring discounted attractions that are generally 25 percent below retail prices. From securing tickets for Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL; Cirque du Soleil’s “O” in Las Vegas, NV; the famed Opera Pampa in Buenos Aires, Argentina; or a tour of Marseilles, France, to coordinating airport transfers and car rental services, Tourico Holidays sites are a comprehensive vacation service portal.

Tourico Holidays currently boasts attraction offerings in 311 destinations worldwide, as well as transfer services in more than 70 cities and urban outskirts. To date, travelers based in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, as well as Italy, make up the greatest percentage of buyers taking advantage of these vast online offerings by looking for activities within the United States. In 2009 alone, Tourico Holidays has grown its attractions business more than 90 percent.

All system enhancements are performed by Travel Global Systems (TGS), Tourico Holidays’ sister company and technology provider.

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.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Tolchin
Senior Account Executive
Weber Shandwick
212-445-8336
jtolchin@webershandwick.com

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

Amazing LastMinuteTravel.com deals

Tourico Holidays

Amazing LastMinuteTravel.com deals
just in time for Memorial Day Weekend!

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (May 17, 2010) − As hopeful vacationers gear up for summer and look forward to some R&R, LastMinuteTravel.com has identified the top 10 U.S. destinations being booked this Memorial Day weekend. To help make travel planning stress-free, the premier travel booking site offers “can’t miss” deals that fall below competitor prices more than half the time. In addition to unbeatable rates, LastMinuteTravel.com boasts a section devoted to highlighting the most popular local activities and allows vacationers to maximize their hard-earned vacation dollars by making arrangements in advance.

Whether it is a weekend away with friends or a family vacation, travelers can take advantage of unbeatable deals coast to coast while staying at three-, four- and five-star properties of illustrious brands such as the Trump Collection, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels. To name just a few examples, a 5-star Las Vegas hotel starts at $129/night; 4-star hotel in Orlando starts at $81/night; and a 3-star hotel in Los Angeles starts at $50/night. Families seeking a fun last-minute getaway will be relieved to know LastMinuteTravel.com offers more than 30 hotels within Walt Disney World and the Orlando area boasting prices as low as $39/night for a 3.5-star property,

Top Ten Most Popular Memorial Day Weekend hot spots for 2010:

  1. Las Vegas
  2. Miami
  3. San Francisco
  4. Orlando
  5. Chicago
  6. Seattle
  7. New York
  8. Los Angeles
  9. San Diego
  10. San Juan

We hope you’ll be able to steer your readers to www.LastMinuteTravel.com as they begin to book their travel plans for the long holiday weekend.

Media Contacts:

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

Travel Holdings, Inc., Announces Strong Financial Results for 2009

Tourico Holidays

Travel Holdings, Inc.
Announces Strong Financial Results for 2009

Global Wholesale Travel Brokerage Company Continues to Grow, Add More Employees.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (May 3, 2010) – While much of the travel industry spent the last year working to recover from a down economy, Travel Holdings, Inc., continued to experience tremendous growth. The global wholesale travel brokerage company today announced its financial results for 2009, further establishing itself as a broker capable of delivering positive revenue results for its hotelier partners.

The company’s financial results for 2009 included the following:

  • A 16 percent increase in the total number of room nights booked over 2008
  • A 2 percent increase in top line revenue
  • A 23 percent increase in employee base, adding 106 new professionals to its staff worldwide
  • 2.5 million travel customers
  • An average of 43 travel searches per second on the company’s servers
  • An investment of $5 million in its technology, as the company has done for each of the last several years

Additionally, Travel Holdings delivered an average of $8.3 million per month to the hotel companies it partners with to provide deep discounts to travelers who book via the company’s online properties, TouricoHolidays.com, LastMinuteTravel.com and EasyClickTravel.com.

“Last year, while other companies made major structural downsizings due to their shrinking top lines, we were not only able to maintain our previous year’s top lines, but actually grew them by 2 percent,” states Bob Fischer, CFO for Travel Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Tourico Holidays, LastMinuteTravel.com and EasyClickTravel.com. “We also increased our total number of room nights by 16 percent and increased our employee base by 23 percent, while maintaining a healthy EBITDA, which is unheard-of in 2009, especially in the travel sector. When it comes to discretionary expenses, our philosophy continues to run ‘lean and mean’ implementing automation wherever possible to maintain a low cost per transaction and continued development of sophisticated data mining tools, as well as yield management automation to be utilized as our crystal ball to success. In our ever-changing environment, we have found the secret formula to achieving growth complemented by profits.”

The company is looking ahead to an even more robust set of results for 2010, as it is projecting to finish the year with $500 million in top-line revenue while providing travel services to more than 3.5 million consumers − which would mark a 40 percent increase in that number from 2009..

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®, Last Minute Travel® 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.

Media Contacts:

Bob Rybarczyk
Weber Shandwick
314-552-6731
brybarczyk@webershandwick.com

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