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Travelzoo Inc.
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, Berlin, Munich and Hamburg in Europe; Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney in Asia Pacific.
Key people
Ralph Bartel, Ph.D., founder and Chief Talent Officer
Holger Bartel, Executive Chairman and acting CEO(from 2016)
Christopher Loughlin, CEO (until end of 2015)
Glen Ceremony, CFO
Honnus Cheung, CFO, Asia Pacific
Jason Yap, CEO, Asia Pacific

Top 20, Newsflash, Travelzoo Official Web site

, Supersearch,, Travelzoo Local Deals.
Revenue Green Arrow Up.svg$150 million USD

Travelzoo is a global Internet media company. With 27 million members 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.

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.

In October 2015, Travelzoo’s CEO Chris Loughlin announced he would step down by the end of the year, to be succeeded temporarily by chairman Holger Bartel.[1]


Travelzoo Website 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 emailed every Wednesday.


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


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 email to Travelzoo members. Travelzoo members purchase a voucher from Travelzoo and redeem the voucher from the local merchant during the promotional period. 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.


In October 1998, Travelzoo founder Ralph Bartel, a former print and television journalist, launched with an initial investment of $10,000. In September 2000, Travelzoo published its first Top 20 and e-mailed one million U.S. members. 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".

In April 2004, Travelzoo Inc. announced that the Company's publications had reached over 7.0 million members, a 75% increase over the 4.0 million members Travelzoo counted in April 2003.[2]

On March 31, 2006, Travelzoo Inc. announced that rated the Travelzoo Web site as one of the best Web sites for travel-related information and travel deals.[3]

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.

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