Travelzoo

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Travelzoo Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NASDAQTZOO
Industry Internet Media
Founded May 1998 in Mountain View, California, U.S.
Headquarters New York City, with other offices in Mountain View, California, Austin, Texas, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Las Vegas, Toronto and Vancouver in North America; London, Manchester, Barcelona, Paris, Munich and Hamburg in Europe; Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney in Asia Pacific.
Key people Ralph Bartel, Ph.D., founder
Holger Bartel, Chairman of the Board
Christopher Loughlin, CEO
Shirley Tafoya, President, North American
Glen Ceremony, CFO
Honnus Cheung, CFO, Asia Pacific
Jason Yap, CEO, Asia Pacific
Products

Top 20, Newsflash, Travelzoo Official Web site

, Supersearch, Fly.com, Travelzoo Local Deals.
Revenue Green Arrow Up.svg$150 million USD
Website www.travelzoo.com

Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) is a global Internet media company. With 26 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel, entertainment and local businesses such as restaurants and spas. Travelzoo is the largest publisher of travel, entertainment and local deals.[citation needed]

Travelzoo employs more than 250 "Deal Experts" worldwide who research, evaluate, negotiate and test offers to find and confirm the best deals. Travelzoo Deal Experts are ex-journalists and researchers. Each deal published by Travelzoo is tested for accuracy, availability and overall ease of the booking process.

Companies pay to advertise their deals with Travelzoo, but only those approved by Travelzoo are listed.

Products[edit]

Travelzoo Website

www.travelzoo.com is an online resource providing deals available directly from 2,000 companies across all travel and entertainment categories and locations.

Top 20

The Top 20 lists the week's 20 best travel, entertainment and local deals. It is e-mailed every Wednesday.

Newsflash

Newsflash is a geo-targeted e-mail alert that informs Travelzoo subscribers about relevant, time-sensitive travel and entertainment deals as soon as they are released.

SuperSearch

SuperSearch is a travel search website that allows users to search for recommended flights and hotels by entering an itinerary.

Travelzoo Local Deals

Travelzoo Local Deals are local spa, restaurant and entertainment deals sent via a geo-targeted e-mail to Travelzoo subscribers. Travelzoo subscribers purchase a voucher from Travelzoo and redeem the voucher from the local merchant during the promotional period.

Fly.com

Fly.com is an airfare search engine that enables users to find and compare flight options and real-time fares from hundreds of airline and travel websites.

History[edit]

In October 1998, Travelzoo founder Ralph Bartel, a former print and television journalist, launched Travelzoo.com with an initial investment of $10,000. In September 2000, Travelzoo published its first Top 20 and e-mailed one million U.S. subscribers. All deals were researched, evaluated and tested by Travelzoo Deal Experts. In December 2003, Travelzoo became publicly traded on the NASDAQ SmallCap Market under the ticker symbol "TZOO". As of March 2012, Travelzoo had 25 million subscribers and 25 offices in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific.[citation needed]

In April 2004, Travelzoo Inc. announced that the Company's publications had reached over 7.0 million subscribers, a 75% increase over the 4.0 million subscribers Travelzoo counted in April of 2003.[1]

In March 31, 2006, Travelzoo Inc. announced that Forbes.com rated the Travelzoo Web site as one of the best Web sites for travel-related information and travel deals.[2]

In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.

Milestones[edit]

Oct. 1999 Travelzoo launches the Top 20

April 2002 Travelzoo.com becomes Travelzoo Inc., a Delaware corporation

Aug. 2003 Travelzoo launches Newsflash

July 2004 Travelzoo launches SuperSearch

Aug. 2004 Travelzoo phases up to the NASDAQ National Market

May 2005 Chris Loughlin launches Travelzoo Europe

April 2006 Travelzoo sends 10 millionth subscriber into space

Dec. 2006 Ralph Bartel in BusinessWeek's List of "CEOs 40 and Under 40"

Apr. 2007 Travelzoo launches the Travelzoo Awards (Tzoo Awards)

Oct. 2007 Forbes.com ranks Travelzoo No. 6 in "200 Best Small Companies"

Sept 2008 Holger Bartel is named Chief Executive Officer

April 2009 Chris Loughlin named "2009 Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by The British Travel & Hospitality Industry Hall of Fame

Sept. 2009 Travelzoo publications reach 18 million subscribers

April 2010 Travelzoo publications reach 20 million subscribers

July 2010 Chris Loughlin is named Chief Executive Officer

Aug 2010 Travelzoo launches Travelzoo Local Deals

April 2012 Travelzoo surpasses 25 millions subscribers worldwide

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