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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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Fresh talent, innovative training for the travel industry.

Tourico Holidays

Fresh talent, innovative training for the travel industry.
Tourico Holidays Travel Academy welcomes inaugural class in January 2014.

ORLANDO, FL (USA) – December 16, 2013 – Global wholesaler Tourico Holidays is launching a Travel Academy in January, offering industry-focused training for ambitious, business-minded college graduates. Selected applicants have the unique chance to gain a competitive edge and kick start a career in the travel industry. The Travel Academy is an important part of Tourico’s growth strategy; through the support and development of young talent, the company aims to soar to new levels of success.

The first Tourico Holidays Travel Academy class will begin in January 2014.
Thirty applicants are accepted for each of the four quarterly 10-week sessions throughout the year. Those interested in participating must first apply online then pass a series of interviews and assessments before being selected for the program. Growing leaders in key areas, the program is taught by executives, experienced travel professionals and highly-qualified guest professors. The curriculum focuses on negotiation management, problem-solving skills, user training for various software programs, presentation planning, and project implementation in the travel industry. The program not only provides insight into relevant theories, but also exposes students to the exciting side of the travel industry through jet-setting field trips, hands-on projects, and applicable workshops.

The intensive training provides the perfect basis for beginning a career at Tourico Holidays. From the first day of class, students receive full support, including a base salary, accommodation, laptops and access to various activities in the Orlando area. Upon completion, graduates interview for positions primarily in product development but potentially in sales, marketing, and operations.  Successful students will be placed in positions best suited to their skills and personality. Every fully qualified and successful student receives a job offer to join the Tourico Holidays team.

One of the first participants in the Travel Academy is Eleonora Penna. After completing her Marketing studies in her home country of Italy, she moved to the U.S. to study International Management at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Travel has always been a passion of hers and inspired her to search for relevant training programs in the industry. When asked about her experiences while searching for the right program, Eleonora Penna said: “Only few companies have strong and interesting programs like the Academy at Tourico Holidays. I believe that the Academy will give me the right negotiation, presentation, and marketing skills that I will need to be able to grow with and within Tourico Holidays and to develop a great career path into the travel and tourism industry.”

For Uri Argov, Founder and CEO of Tourico Holidays, the training program is a win-win situation for participants and the company. “Not only does this program give graduates the tools and training they need to succeed within our company, it also ensures our partners are benefiting from highly trained representatives in every department,” said Argov.

Those interested in learning more about the Tourico Holidays Travel Academy or wish to apply can find further information and an application at www.THTravelAcademy.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 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.

Press Contact:

Daniel Barchet                             Lauren Volcheff
B & B Medien                            Tourico Holidays
+49 621 122 679 30                    +1 407 667-8700 ext. 7355
dbarchet@bundbmedien.de        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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Tourico Holidays Plans Put Partners First

Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays Plans Put Partners First.

The Innovative Travel Wholesaler Unveils Aggressive Expansion Plans and a Softer Side

ORLANDO, Florida – September 30, 2013: Tourico Holidays launched global expansion plans at a multi-city, event series entitled ‘TH Live!’ hosted in partnership with Hilton Worldwide on September 27, 2013. Announcing a goal of becoming a truly global company, Tourico’s strategies included expansion through non-hotel product lines, global product coverage and support bases, with all changes centered around the client.

The event was attended by nearly 100 of Tourico Holidays’ top clients and partners at Hilton® hotels in Sao Paulo, Mexico City, New York City and London. Long known for being innovative and data-driven, Tourico Holidays’ promised clients more transparency, improved ease of business, better support based locally and more product options.
Highlights included:

  1. Growing the ‘ExclusiveDeal’ business model, where they pre-buy room blocks, across more hotels such as a 340% increase in the Caribbean and to other product lines, such as buying out a full cruise ship departing in September 2014.
  2. A new Automated Mapping technology allowing Tourico Holidays to map hotel inventory via XML in under a week on behalf of the client saving time and money and freeing up the client’s technology resources to work on other projects.
  3. Faster response times to handle the company’s 90 Million searches per day.
  4. Expanding Destination Development team to improve both the quality and quantity of hotel product where each member will oversee no more than 150 and 300 hotels respectively with the expectation of targeted growth such as 40% in Orlando an 60% in Dubai.
  5. A newly decentralized Sales Team that will grow by 50% into 2014, including general and VIP support, marketing and technical roles based in market.

To view the presentations and videos, visit: https://exclusive.touricoholidays.com/thlive/.

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TH Launches Travel Academy.

Tourico Holidays

TH Launches New Travel Academy.
The Tourico Holidays Travel Academy Welcomes its Inaugural Class in January 2014.

Taking Graduates from Go-Getter to Jet-Setter, Tourico Holidays Launches New Travel Academy

The Tourico Holidays Travel Academy Welcomes Inaugural Class in January 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – September 25, 2013 – Building its brand among the next generation of college graduates, Tourico Holidays today announced its new educational venture: the Tourico Holidays Travel Academy. This travel industry-focused development program offers an exclusive opportunity for ambitious, business-minded graduates to gain a competitive edge in a travel and tourism career.

Launching in January 2014, the Tourico Holidays Travel Academy accepts 30 applicants per 10-week session and runs 4 sessions per year. The program grows leaders in key areas taught by executives, experienced travel professionals, and highly-qualified guest professors in the classroom; but it also provides exposure to the glamorous side of the travel industry through jet-setting field trips, hands-on projects and applicable workshops. Interested students must apply online and go through an interview process for selection into the program.

Similar to various Fortune 500 leadership development programs, this intensive training thoroughly prepares students for a career with Tourico Holidays. From the start of the program, students receive full benefits, base pay, housing, meal plan, laptops, cell phones and transportation and entertainment in the Orlando area. Upon completion, graduates interview for positions in Product Development, Sales, Marketing and Operations. Successful students are placed in a position based on their skills, personality and fit for culture. Every fully qualified and successful student will receive a job offer to join the Tourico Holidays team.

“Second only to education, the travel and tourism industry is the largest supplier of jobs worldwide with 1 in 12 jobs being travel related,” notes Tourico Holidays Founder and CEO, Uri Argov, “Today’s sad reality is that 1 in 11 recent college graduates face unemployment. The Tourico Holidays Travel Academy bridges the gap and sets a precedent for Tourico Holidays and the Travel Industry. Not only does this program give graduates the tools and training they need to succeed within our company, it also ensures our partners are benefiting from highly trained representatives in every department.”

The new post-graduate academy is launching a full scale university partnership campaign to collaborate with professors and recruit students in business, economic and entrepreneurial majors. Anyone interested in promoting or participating in the program can visit the Academy’s website.

For more information, visit www.THTravelAcademy.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
VP of Marketing, Tourico Holidays
lauren@touricoholidays.com

 

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New and Easier Way to Book Vacation Rentals

Bookt

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