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TH Enhances Vacation Home Rental Offerings in Key U.S. Destinations

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TH Enhances Vacation Home Rental Offerings in Key U.S. Destinations.
Leading Travel Wholesaler Increases U.S. Vacation Home Rental Inventory for Ski, Beach and City Travel

Tourico Holidays Enhances Vacation Home Rental Offerings in Key U.S. Destinations

Leading Travel Wholesaler Increases U.S. Vacation Home Rental Inventory for Ski, Beach and City Travel

ORLANDO, Fla. – January 21, 2015 – Tourico Holidays, a global leader in wholesale travel brokerage, today announced that it has increased its ‘book by the door’ inventory of vacation homes in key ski, beach and city destinations – providing travel agents with access to the widest selection of elite vacation home properties in the U.S.

Tourico ushered in the ‘book by the door’ vacation home offering in March of 2014, providing resellers with full transparency during the booking process – including real-time pricing and availability. Travel agents can now search and book thousands of new vacation rentals in destinations across the United States – including Lake Tahoe, Orlando, New York City and South Beach – enabling their travelers to experience penthouse living in Manhattan or beach-side relaxation in Florida.

“Travel Agents can now sell villas, cottages, condominiums and chalets at unbeatable prices, and with a margin of up to 20 percent,” said Steve Caron, Vice President of Vacation Rentals for Tourico Holidays. “It’s really a win-win. Travelers stay at a personalized home at prices as low as $38 per night, and agents have another convenient, marketable product at their fingertips.”

The vacation home rental industry is currently estimated at $87 billion and is rapidly growing as leisure travelers look for more unique experiences and better value for their travel dollar. As a leader in the industry, Tourico Holidays plans to add another 10,000 units in the United States alone within the next month.

“With the largest inventory of vacation rental homes in the United States, agents can now offer their customers a more unique – and often more affordable – alternative to a hotel,” said Steve. “By increasing our domestic inventory of ‘book by the door’ rentals, we’re providing travel agents an opportunity to provide greater satisfaction to their customers and sell a product with high margins.”

Agents seeking more information on Tourico Holidays’ Vacation Home Rentals business are encouraged to visit www.TouricoHolidays.com and sign up as a new agent to access Vacation Home Rentals online or connect to the Vacation Homes XML feed. Property Management Companies interested in joining the program should visit: Login.TouricoHolidays.com/Work-With-Us/.

About Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays is a leading global travel distribution company that contracts directly with travel providers, such as hotels, cruise lines, attractions, activities, vacation homes, car rentals, airlines and group travel. Tourico Holidays works on a high-volume, wholesale model to broker this inventory to over 4,900 clients in over 100 countries using proprietary technology.

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Tailwind PR
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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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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