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Around the world in 20 events.

Around the world in 20 events | Tourico Holidays

Around the world in 20 events.
Tourico Holidays celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Around the world in 20 events.

Tourico Holidays celebrates its 20th anniversary.

ORLANDO, Fla.  January 21, 2014. Global wholesaler Tourico Holidays this week kicks off a year of celebration, as it chalks up 20 years serving the travel industry.

Founded by CEO Uri Argov in July of 1994, a winning combination of technical innovation and strong partnerships has grown the company to be one of the world’s leading travel wholesalers, with some 500 employees stationed in 28 offices across 5 continents.

To mark the milestone, Tourico is taking their message of working to a global future on the road, hosting a series of 20 events under its “TH Live!” banner.

Up to 70 executives from top travel clients across the globe will be invited to each event, with the series planned to offer a mixture of social and educational formats.  In all, the underlying message is one of appreciation for the support over the past two decades and readiness for the years to come.

The first celebration will be at the FITUR show in Madrid this month in partnership with Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resorts, then continuing to host partners everywhere from Mexico to Sao Paulo, London and Beijing with partners such as Disney®. Visit www.touricoholidays.com/20years for event details, 20th Anniversary plans and special promotions.

About Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays, a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc., is a leading global travel distribution company that contracts directly with travel providers, such as hotels, cruise lines, attractions, ground transportation, and more. Tourico Holidays works on a high-volume, wholesale model to broker this inventory to over 4,600 clients in 100 countries using proprietary technology. Global business is served by headquarters in Orlando, and over 27 local locations with over 500 employees spread out across 5 continents.

Press Contact:

Daniel Barchet
B & B Medien
T: +49 621 122 679 30
Email: dbarchet@bundbmedien.de

Lauren Volcheff
Tourico Holidays
T: +1 407 667-8700 ext. 7355
Email: Lauren@TravelHoldings.com

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Tourico Holidays Put Partners First with Aggressive Expansion Plans.

Tourico Holidays Put Partners First with Aggressive Expansion Plans.

Tourico Holidays Put Partners First with Aggressive Expansion Plans.

Wholesaler Massively Expands Presence & Offering at WTM 2013

London, October 11, 2013 − Global Wholesaler Tourico Holidays, already renowned for their hotel brokering expertise, takes a further major step forward to become a truly global player.

Long known for their innovative and technology based approach, the wholesaler is announcing core changes in structure, product lines and support bases, all centred round client growth and partnership.

Using World Travel Market as their showcase, Tourico Holidays are ramping up their presence by tripling both size and investment, announcing the latest news in the evolution of their product lines and global positioning.

Expanding on their foundation of hotel product, destination development is focused on five core areas to offer a complete portfolio, with vacation homes, activities, car hire, groups and their own “ExclusiveDeals,” heading the list.

Taking risk on committed inventory to supply the “ExclusiveDeals,” has been Tourico Holidays’ successful model from day one, allowing their clients to enjoy aggressive rates and extended availability, to give them an edge in the market.

In the next 12 months, a 600% growth in such deals is planned for North America, backed by an additional $1.5million investment in structure, and major product growth plans already in motion for Europe and Asia throughout 2014.

Both the core “ExclusiveDeals” and other top selling product are now featured in the company’s new “TH Collection”, a magazine style brochure to be launched at WTM.

To enhance distribution, a newly decentralised Sales team is set to grow by 50% by 2014, married with regionally based marketing and technical support roles, to secure the foundation for growth and ensure they meet both the market and client demand.

Similarly, while continuing to offer aggressive commercials, Tourico Holidays is ramping up both service and support, to show greater transparency, a more open door approach and to ease the flow of business.

Already generating huge market interest is their expansion into the holiday homes market, with the goal of offering not just the largest, but a global inventory in the B2B arena. Their specially designed in-house technology means the current 15,000 homes, condo and apartment units worldwide, can be booked as easily as a hotel.

Having built their own “HomesCheckin.com” site to allow online customised check-ins, in the coming months Tourico Holidays will launch “By the Door” booking, to allow partners to book exact units the guest requires. Both these developments will allow them to reach their target of 20,000 units by year end and 35,000+ in 2014.

A $40BN market is also extensively covered and earmarked for more investment, with 10,000 activities available across 900 destinations, all aided by their adapted XML, which boasts a 0% failure rate.

A complete restructure is also underway to reposition Tourico Holidays as a Groups provider. Six senior management roles are currently being sought, and all will be supported by locally based teams in the U.K, China, Italy and France.

The team expansion is being matched by the development of in-house systems, to allow suppliers to bid for groups business and guarantee the best pricing.

Finally, ensuring they are in the driving seat for car hire, Tourico Holidays is building on the current database of 14 car hire brands with direct connects to Sixt, Hertz and by year end Avis, Budget and Dollar/Thrifty.

The core aim of Tourico Holidays is always to maintain their creativity, so more initiatives are in the mix, including complete cruise ship charters, offering their client base exclusive access to customised events throughout the year.

Tourico Holidays invites you to hear more about their evolution at stand GV110.

For further information, please contact:

Kevin Gibson
PR director
Email: keving@hillsbalfour.com
Phone: 0207 367 0916

Jasmine Rushton
PR account manager
Email: jasminer@hillsbalfour.com
Phone: 0207 367 0944

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Global Wholesaler Commits to Canada

Tourico Holidays

Global Wholesaler Commits to Canada.
Tourico Holidays Announces Canadian Headquarters and Hiring.

TORONTO, Canada: October 9, 2013 – Tourico Holidays, an innovative leader in wholesale travel, today announced it will open an office in downtown Toronto on November 18 as the base for its Canadian Destination Development and Sales Teams.

Tourico Holidays’ veteran, Matias Elisavetsky, already based in Toronto, will lead the Product Development Team. The company plans to double hotel partnerships from 500 to 1,000 within the next 12 months, growing the region to $35 Million. Elisavetsky is well equipped for this challenge, formerly leading the European Region and growing the destination by 90% over 2 years to $217 Million.

To achieve this aggressive growth, Tourico Holidays is hiring three Product Development Managers to cover the following regions: Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia. The company is also seeking Sales Managers to be responsible for Canadian Tour Operators and travel re-sellers to grow the $17 Million source region by 35%.

“With 27 locations worldwide, Tourico Holidays is committed to expanding globally, and by establishing our first physical presence in Canada we are one step closer to accomplishing our goals,” stated Neil Emerson, EVP of Global Product Development. “As both a destination and a source market, Canada is key to aggressively growing both our business and the business of our partners in 2014.”

Tourico Holidays is actively seeking potential candidates, hotels and tour operators. Individuals interested in joining the Tourico Holidays team should contact careers@touricoholidays.com. Hotels interested in growing their international clientele should contact matias@touricoholidays.com. Tour Operators and other travel wholesalers should contact yenny@touricoholidays.com.

About Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays, a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc., is a leading global travel distribution company that contracts directly with travel providers, such as hotel, cruise lines, attractions, ground transportation and more. Tourico Holidays works on a high-volume, wholesale model to broker this inventory to over 4,500 clients in 100 countries using proprietary technology.

Press Contact
Lauren Volcheff
Vice President of Marketing
Email: lauren@touricoholidays.com
Office: +407-667-8700 x17355

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Global Wholesaler Primed for Vacation Rental Market Domination

Tourico Holidays

Global Wholesaler Primed for Vacation Rental Market Domination.

Destination Coverage Increases 250% in 5 Months as Tourico Holidays Prepares to take $87B Industry by Storm.

ORLANDO, Fla. – August 30, 2013 – Renowned for their hotel brokering expertise, innovative wholesale travel leader, Tourico Holidays, has set its sights on mastering another arena of highly profitable travel product: the vacation rental.

With more than 15,000 rental units already available across 200+ destinations worldwide – and a proprietary platform in development to the streamline the booking process – the company’s rental property coverage has already grown by 250%.

Leading the charge is Steve Caron, VP of Vacation Rentals, a seasoned expert in the field with a clear goal. Tourico Holidays plans to make booking a vacation home as simple as booking a hotel.

“By taking the technology a step farther, we will release a second line of the Vacation Home Products that will provide customers real-time booking to a specific unit, or ‘booking by the door,” said Steve. “This innovative offering will give clients a unique lodging choice for travelers and show the actual décor, amenities and physical location of the Villa or Home. All will greatly increase customer satisfaction and retention.”

Tourico Holidays took their first steps into the vacation rental market in 2010 and are now supplying product from more mature markets such as Orlando and Miami, to new and lesser recognized rental destinations, such as Belize, Barcelona and Hawaii.

The product line is available both via the Tourico Holidays booking site and also its XML technology. Any property management companies interested in participating in the programme, should visit: http://exclusive.touricoholidays.com/vacationHomes

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Contact one of our sales members at the following email addresses:

Global: Yenny@touricoholidays.com
China: susanz@touricoholidays.com
Latin America & Europe : gracielap@touricoholidays.com
Pre-Travel Support: CLICK HERE
Post-Travel Support: CLICK HERE
Or call our dedicated B2B general support line: +1-407-215-9969

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TH Adds More Vacation Homes and Destinations with LeisureLinkTM

Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays Adds More Vacation Homes and Destinations with LeisureLinkTM.
 

ORLANDO, Fla. – July 17, 2012 – Tourico Holidays™, a global wholesale travel provider, announced today that it has established a direct connect partnership with LeisureLinkTM, the leading provider of revenue management, listing distribution and real-time market data for hospitality providers. This connectivity will greatly expand Tourico Holidays’ global distribution network to include more than 1,000 “LeisureLinked” properties. By having direct access to a wider range of properties, Tourico Holidays will provide its clients with greater visibility into real-time inventory for many popular destinations and enable the automatic confirmation of vacation home reservations.

In 2010, Tourico Holidays launched a vacation home rental program that is unique to the travel industry. This program features real-time inventory and makes it possible to book and confirm reservations online using an interface that is standard in the hotel industry. With the addition of LeisureLinks’ inventory, the Tourico Holidays’ vacation home program now boasts over 22,000 properties across 33 countries.

LeisureLink’s Marketspan Guest Generation CRS is an innovative distribution platform that provides access to independent vacation rental properties, timeshares, villas, bed and breakfasts, condo hotels and boutique resorts throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean.

“As an integrated, distribution and revenue management platform, LeisureLink can provide access to the right product, in the right destinations, at the right price to Tourico Holidays’ clients,” said Erik Hovanec, CEO, LeisureLink. “We look forward to working with Tourico Holidays to create increased demand and better meet customer needs.”

“The vacation home program has been a major success for Tourico Holidays since its launch in 2010,” said Asi Ginio, Executive Vice President for Tourico Holidays. “The program’s bookings have nearly doubled month over month, which is a clear indication that our clients appreciate the convenience and selection that we’ve brought to the vacation home booking process. Our partnership with LeisureLink is a perfect complement to the program, expanding our available inventory, and strengthening our position as the only wholesaler offering instant, confirmed vacation rental reservations.”

About Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays 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 23,000 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 LeisureLink, Inc.

Founded in 2006, LeisureLink is a private, high-growth company headquartered in Pasadena, California, and funded by leading Southern California venture capitalist firms Clearstone Venture Partners and Mission Ventures, with a strategic investment from Wyndham Worldwide. Over 1,500 “LeisureLinked” independent vacation rental properties, timeshares, villas, bed and breakfasts, condo hotels and boutique resorts throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean trust our online system to manage their brands, maximize their profitability, streamline their revenue-driving efforts, and put heads in beds, every day.

Press Contacts:

Tourico Holidays
Jeff Pecor
(802) 497-1932
jeff@tailwindpr.com

LeisureLink
Sara Nazarian
(310) 556-4443
snazarian@ppmgcorp.com