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TH Holds the Key to ‘Book by the Door’ Vacation Homes.

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TH Holds the Key to ‘Book by the Door’ Vacation Homes
Opportunity Knocks for Global Tour Operators to sell One-of-a-Kind Product

Tourico Holidays Holds the Key to ‘Book by the Door’ Vacation Homes

Opportunity Knocks for Global Tour Operators to sell One-of-a-Kind Product.

ORLANDO, Fla. – March 13, 2014 – Augmenting their impressive offering of Vacation Homes, Tourico Holidays introduces ‘Book by the Door’ units to their inventory. An $87 Billion market, vacation homes present an outstanding opportunity for Tourico Holidays’ clients worldwide to sell a unique offering with high margins. This new way to book vacation homes brings a host of benefits such as more convenience & booking confidence for agents and greater guest satisfaction for travelers.

Book by the Door vacation homes represent a better way to book vacation homes. Up until now, the industry standard in booking vacation homes has been ‘allocation on arrival’ where agents review sample images online and have a central address where guests are assigned their unit and given final details. With Book by the Door homes, industry professionals view the actual photos of the actual unit and receive the specific address where their guest will arrive and stay. Additionally, the real-time pricing and last minute availability afforded to this booking type means greater flexibility and convenience for the agent!

The Book by the Door rental units are growing rapidly in the Tourico Holidays portfolio. Already well-established in top markets like Orlando, Miami, California, the Caribbean and Europe, there are more homes added weekly in high demand destinations. Clients can expect units to soon emerge in popular destinations such as London, Venice, Rome, the Spanish Coast & French Coast, Barcelona and more!

“We call them Book by the Door homes because what you see is what you get, the actual ‘door’ you book is the actual door that clients walk into for their unforgettable vacation,” said Steve Caron, VP of Vacation Rentals “This innovative offering will give clients a unique opportunity to show travelers the actual décor, amenities and physical location of the Villa or Home. All will greatly increase customer satisfaction and retention.”

Tourico Holidays customers can book online at TouricoHolidays.com from the vacation homes tab or connect to the Vacation Homes XML feed.

Companies interested in this expanding product line and Property Management Companies interested in participating in the program should visit: exclusive.touricoholidays.com/VacationHomes.

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 4,600 clients in 100 countries using proprietary technology.

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Hertz Partners with Tourico Holidays

Hertz Partners with Tourico Holidays

Hertz Partners with Tourico Holidays.
Leader in wholesale travel, & world’s largest car rental company announced new partnership.

ORLANDO, FL (USA) – October 24, 2013 – Tourico Holidays, the innovation leader in wholesale travel, and Hertz (NYSE:HTZ), the world’s largest general use car rental company, today announced a new partnership that provides Tourico clients with access to Hertz rental cars. The partnership is part of Tourico’s global expansion plans and solidifies its status as an all-inclusive provider for international tour operators and travel companies. This announcement comes just weeks after Tourico Holidays announced its plans to become a market leader in the vacation home and apartment rental travel markets.

“Hertz is pleased to partner with Tourico Holidays,” commented Hertz Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing Bob Stuart. “Well known for its innovative and technology based approach, Tourico Holidays is extremely committed to its travel partners. We’re confident, moving forward together; Hertz will be able to provide Tourico’s clients with the fastest, easiest and most valued car rental experience.”

45% of business travelers and 30% of holidaymakers book a rental car to get from point A to point B once they have reached their destination (Google Travel Study 2012). Through cooperation with car rental companies, Tourico Holidays is able to provide its clients with competitive pricing and a comprehensive selection of rental brands and car models. In addition to adding Hertz to its Direct Connect Program, Tourico launched a new car rental user interface on touricoholidays.com improving usability and providing more information to agents.

“The advantage for our network of 4,500 clients across 100 countries is that they have access to Hertz’s worldwide network and the most varied fleet in the industry,” said Tourico Holidays’ CMO & EVP of Global Sales, Chris Keller. “Our partners can book last-minute and also have access to special offers available directly through Hertz. Never before has our inventory of rental cars been so lucrative for our clients, especially over the XML connectivity.”

Tourico Holiday’s full range of products, including cars, can also be accessed via TouricoHolidays.com, White Label Technology and XML, including 36,000 hotels, 15,000 vacation homes and apartments, and 10,000 activities and transfers, cruise and air.

About Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays (www.touricoholidays.com), 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 4,500 clients in 100 countries using proprietary technology.

About Hertz

Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine’s readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat’s 2013/14 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 10 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and services such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company’s Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.

Contact

Daniel Barchet
B&B Medien
Email: dbarchet@bundbmedien.de
Office: +49.624.122.679.30

Lauren Volcheff
Vice President of Marketing
Email: lauren@touricoholidays.com
Office: +407.667.8700 x17355

Paula Rivera
Hertz
Email: privera@hertz.com
Office: +1.201.307.2824

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New and Easier Way to Book Vacation Rentals

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New and Easier Way to Book Vacation Rentals.

First Fully Integrated Supply Chain by Industry Leaders Bookt and Tourico Holidays Finally Makes Vacation Rentals Available to Thousands of Travel Reselle.

HOLLYWOOD, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 – Bookt LLC and Tourico Holidays have teamed up to supply Tourico’s 4,500+Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, Airlines and Credit Card Rewards resellers across 100 countries with thousands of high-quality and bookable short-term rental properties located in top city and resort locales worldwide.

“Consumers booked 5 million room nights last year through Tourico resellers,” said Robert Käll, CEO of Bookt. “With this partnership in place, these travelers finally have access to professionally managed vacation rentals which is the fastest growing lodging category today.” Käll added, “For the first time, high-quality holiday apartments, homes and resort condos are available from these resellers, and consumers get exactly the unit they are looking at online.”

Steve CaronTourico’s reseller network has high conversion based on trusted brand affiliation and members-only features. “We supply exclusive distribution to major U.S. and International credit card, bank and loyalty point-redemption companies and frequent flyer programs,” said Tourico Holidays VP Steve Caron. “Their affluent travelers want vacation rentals in all the best places worldwide and that is what we are giving them – now as easy to book as a hotel room via the Tourico platform.”

“Our clients typically experience over 75% year over year increase in booking revenue after switching to InstaManager,” said Matthew Hoffman, Sr. Vice President of Sales at Bookt. “A big reason for this is that our marketing tools make it easy for them to distribute their properties. Tourico’s unique wholesale channel makes that offering even better, and gives our clients significant opportunity for incremental bookings from completely new client segments.”

The Bookt-Tourico partnership means everybody in the vacation home supply chain, including the guest, get a better booking experience.

About Bookt

Bookt is a leader in cloud based services for the lodging industry. Our vacation rental manager clients, called InstaManagers, compete on 6 Continents and in 85+ Countries with Millions of Vacation Rental Nights Booked via the InstaManager system. Our cloud based platform directly drives revenue, manages resources, and provides business control for savvy lodging companies worldwide. Check out these User Reviews from global InstaManagers. For more information please contact info@bookt.com or visit InstaManager.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 lodging, cruise lines, attractions, transportation and airlines. Tourico Holidays works on a high-volume, wholesale model to broker this inventory to over 4,500 clients in 100 countries using proprietary technology. For more information, visit TouricoHolidays.com.

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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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Tourico Holidays Names Steve Caron VP of Vacation Rentals

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Tourico Holidays Names Steve Caron VP of Vacation Rentals.
Vacation-Home Industry Expert to Head Rapidly Growing Vacation-Home Rental Business.

ORLANDO, Fla. April 24, 2013 Tourico Holidays, an innovative leader in travel wholesale, today announced the appointment of Steve Caron as Vice President of Vacation Rentals. Caron has more than 20 years of experience in the vacation-home rental business, and has managed tens-of-thousands of vacation rental properties throughout the world, as well as several online booking platforms servicing the industry.

Most recently, Caron was the Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development for online vacation-rental business, Packlate.com, where he oversaw the technology development as well as all business development and supplier relationships. Prior to Packlate, Caron was the President of VRGateway, the then largest online marketplace for vacation rentals. Earlier in his career, he was CIO/CTO of ResortQuest International as well as Co-Founder of Sterling Resorts, the largest publicly traded and privately owned vacation rental management company in the U.S.

“There’s nobody in the travel industry that can rival Steve’s knowledge of the vacation-rental business,” said Uri Argov, CEO of Tourico Holidays. His experience in this particular industry is extremely rare and he will be a tremendous asset as we continue to globally scale our vacation-rental business to include unique destinations such as Poland, Thailand, Dubai, South Africa and Malta. I’m looking forward to working closely with Steve to advance the reach of our vacation-rental program into all areas of the world and building upon our early success.”

Since launching its vacation-rental business in 2010, Tourico Holidays has become the largest single provider of global vacation home inventory. The company offers inventory in three continents and hosts the deepest selection of vacation homes in top U.S. destinations such as Miami, Orlando, New York City, Las Vegas and Hawaii.

According to an independent study conducted by PhoCusWright, the U.S. vacation home rental market is estimated to be a $25 billion dollar industry, growing over the last several years despite a depressed economy. Moreover, according to PhoCusWright, the vacation home rental market equals 20 percent of all hotel room revenue in the United States, and 8 percent of total U.S. travel spend.

“Vacation home rentals have quickly become a popular alternative to hotels for many travel bargain hunters because of their tremendous value,” said Arnold Walter, President & CEO for FareBuzz.”Working with Tourico Holidays, we have access to thousands of vacation homes around the world at our fingertips. Having a partner that can provide us with immediate, high-quality inventory that fits a range of traveler tastes definitely gives our agency a unique edge on the competition.”

Companies interested in this expanding product line and Property Management Companies interested in participating in the program should visit: www.touricoholidays.com/vacationhomes.

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 4,600 clients in 100 countries using proprietary technology.

Press Contact:
Jeff Pecor
Tailwind PR
802.497.1932
jeff@tailwindpr.com

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Tourico Holidays Shows NYC Some Love

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Tourico Holidays Shows NYC Some Love
Worldwide Wholesaler Supports New York Tourism by Offering Travel Reductions and Incentives

ORLANDO, Fla. – November 15, 2012 – Tourico Holidays, a worldwide travel wholesaler, today announced the launch of its “Tourico Holidays Loves NY” campaign, intended to help reinvigorate New York City tourism in the wake of superstorm Sandy. The campaign, which will run through March 2013, is comprised of a series of promotions, rate reductions and client incentives that will serve as a spark for tourism sales in New York City and its surrounding areas.

New York City tourism has been hard-hit by the disruption of Sandy – despite the fact that the storm’s damage was limited largely to the city’s financial district, and that other areas of New York City remain open for business. In an effort to support the recovery of area tourism, Tourico Holidays has pooled all of its resources to create the most attractive prices possible for its ExclusiveDeal, hotel, attraction, and transfer products. Tourico Holidays customers can currently access the following inventory as part of the “Tourico Holidays Loves NY” campaign:

  • 36 ExclusiveDeals − pre-purchased room blocks such as the $10M deal at the Grand Hyatt
  • Discounts across 1,000 room nights every day, such as $60 off the Crowne Plaza Times Square
  • Up to 60% off activities and transfers, such as shopping tours and “hop-on – hop-off” buses

“As a Florida-based business, we’re sensitive to the hurricane recovery effort and we understand how a disruption of this magnitude can wreak havoc on local tourism,” said Amir Kalmar, CMO and EVP of Global Sales for Tourico Holidays. “Our campaign is intended to revive our clients’ love affair with the world’s most lively city – and illustrate that New York is just as vibrant as ever. Now is the time to rebuild the tourism presence and throw our full support behind the city that so many rely on for their livelihood.”

Since 2011, Tourico Holidays has grown its travel bookings in the New York City market by nearly 20% year-over-year. For more information about Tourico Holidays and the “Tourico Holidays Loves NY” campaign, ask your Tour Operator or visit: www.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 chains, cruise lines, attractions 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.

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TH Adds More Vacation Homes and Destinations with LeisureLinkTM

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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