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Monthly press releases are sent through Marketwired. In order to create and distribute content, influence the people who matter most, open up new opportunities and adding Social Media exposure has turned to Marketwired.
New Travel Industry Publication - Travel-Intel Aids Travel Agents in Selling Travel   ( October 2011 )
A new travel industry newsletter published by and produced by veteran travel journalist Lark Ellen-Gould puts an engaging spin on travel industry reporting with news, views and clues on events that help sellers of travel optimize their sales in this fast shifting economic landscape.
Travel-Intel Now on   ( October 2011 )
Travel-Intel, a new travel industry newsletter published by and produced by award-winning travel journalist Lark Ellen Gould, can now be seen in two places on the Internet. - Travel-Intel Reaches More Than 100,000 Travel Agents With Updates on DOT's New Airline Passenger Policies   ( September 2011 ) - Travel-Intel published this week with the latest tips and tricks for working with the Department of Transportation's new policies in travel that go into effect in January 2012
Major Social Media Platforms Converge at 12th Annual E-Tourism Summit in SF   ( August 2011 )
Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, TripAdvisor, LinkedIn, Yelp, Groupon, Google, Living Social and 27 Others Will Be Among Those Presenting at E-Tourism Summit in San Francisco Offers Travel Training Programs for Travel Agent Professionals -- 24/7   ( July 2011 )
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 22, 2011) - is now offering training courses online through TravelCampus, a comprehensive, internet delivered training program offered to those who are working or seeking work in the travel industry., Through NBC, Is Offering Exclusive Cost-Defying Packages That Put Your Product in Front of Millions of Travelers   ( May 2011 )
California, the state that boasts more passports per capita than any other state in the U.S., has launched a broadcast television venture through NBC offer non-stop programming to viewers in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego
New Travel Industry Website Offers Access to More Than 120,00 Travel Agents!   ( February 2011 )
San Francisco, CA - Marketwire February 3. 2011 - A new Media company called Travel-Agent-GPS launched this month with a news, product & destination website & what is to date the largest single database of permission-based travel agents.
Interactive TV Now Through and Comcast Cable Television   ( January 2011 )
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) - Interactive TV is here and consumers seeking travel advice and information on their next destination may be among the first to experience this exciting emerging platform. Finds New Ways to Stoke Tourism Interest through use of a new RSS system   ( November 2010 )
Managing the Market! San Francisco, CA –November 10, 2010. While the economy is floundering some companies are flourishing, not only creating lemonade from sour fruits, but also mixing them into new cocktails with bite that gets noticed. One such company is, a massive online tour and sightseeing directory that has been the leading one-stop site for tour and travel information since 1995.
Mancation Mania-The Latest in Let-loose Travel Around the Globe is the Newest Spotlighted Category in Theme Tours!   ( July 2010 )
For those guys who “just wanna have fun!” … now gives them a bountiful list of ways they can do just that. As highlighted on the Today Show as well as the Wall Street Journal in the past few weeks, the latest trend in vacations now it seems to be about the boys!
Fiji at the Forefront with and NBC Great Getaways’ latest broadcast.   ( May 2010 ) and NBC’s Great Getaways series show what Fiji can do if you let a family of five loose in this fantastical string of resort islands in the far South Pacific. The island nation hosted the family of Dave Mulligan, star of the NBC Great Getaways series.
Tour Companies & Popular Destinations Take the Spotlight Through a New Partnership Between NBC &   ( March 2010 )
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) - NBC Great Getaways will be running a series of 30-minute travel segments through NBC affiliates throughout the country this year showcasing some of the world's most stunning and unusual places in a new partnership between NBC Great Getaways and
Canadascope & form a Strategic Marketing Alliance   ( November 2009 ) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Canadascope. Canadascope has become recognized as the leader in Canadian travel. Employing its website, magazine, trade show and e.bulletins, Canadascope & Canada Tourism Expo has been successful in reaching & penetrating virtually every segment & demographic of the Canadian travel market.
NBC's "Great Getaways" Showcases Vacation Packages and Gives Tour Operators Direct Access to Consumers....See It, Click It, Book It!   ( October 2009 )
See It, Click It, Book It! Tour operators will star in a new television program produced by NBC Bay Area and Maria Polk, President and CEO of, proudly announces the debut of
Joe King - Beloved Founder & Chairman of & Passed   ( February 2009 )
Joe King , truly a travel and tourism visionary passed of complications from inoperable lung cancer on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 3:20PM EDT in his winter home in Boca Raton Florida, with his long time friend, Maria, by his side.
On-Television, On-Demand & On-Line through & Comcast Digital Cable   ( November 2008 )
Tour Operators, Travel Destinations & Agents Can Now Reach Potential Tourists By Showcasing Their products with long-form vidoe Online at and On demand avalable on Comcast Digital Cable. Purchasd by   ( September 2008 )
Tour Operators can now showcase their videos! has purchased in its ongoing effort to provide the web's most comprehensive searchable directory for global travel information. is designed to allow visitors to search for vacations by geographic area or by type and with now on-board-tour operators will have the ability to post their videos to the site as well. Appoints Mongoose to Take a Bigger Bite of the Advertising Market   ( November 2007 ) has appointed Mongoose Media, the advertising sales specialists, to represent its on-line publication The Worldwide Directory of Tours & Vacations at
Where to Go and What to Wear?   ( September 2007 )
Sierra Tading Post Announcement with Business Wire to Answer Both Questions
Bring Me, Buy Me, Take Me:   ( August 2007 ) & Sierra Trading Post joint effort to increase consumer awareness. , The Travel Site That Takes You Far!   ( July 2007 )
Looking to rent a motorcycle in Alaska or a room in a castle?........a little forethought and the right site can help you have the vacation of a lifetime.
An Online Travel Site That Takes You Far!   ( June 2007 ), a popular tour and vacation search engine that has dramatically increased its search capabilities.
Revamped Web Site   ( May 2007 ) recently redesigned its Website, allowing cliets to search destinations & types of tours on main page. Corporate Fact Sheet   ( November 2006 ) - Corporate Fact Sheet adds retailer search function to site   ( May 2005 )
Consumers can search for travel professionals based on the agent's specific niche or specialty.
Travel With Ease - WorldWide Travel Agents On-Line   ( April 2005 )
A little forethought and a top-notch travel site can help you have the vacation of a lifetime without spending your life savings.
Travel Search Engine adds Travel Agent Search   ( February 2005 ), the Internet site with the Web’s most comprehensive travel search engine, today announced the launch of its newest search category: worldwide travel agent search by specialty.
OSSN to use Search Engine   ( March 2004 )
OSSN, the Outside Sales Support Network, a travel agent association, has appointed to be the official vacation search engine on its website. offers Tour Operators free subscription to Packaged Travel Insider magazine   ( February 2004 ) announces a partnership with Serendipity Publishing, the publishers of Packaged Travel Insider.
New York Daily News Offers to It's Readers   ( November 2003 )
The New York Daily News, one of the top 10 newspapers rated by circulation, offers, the vacation search engine, to its readers. - The link to Web traffic - By Bus Ride Magazine   ( November 2003 )
There's no doubt that the power of the Internet can help enlarge your customer base beyond your geographic boundaries.
The Entire site now available in multiple languages   ( November 2002 ), the Only WorldWide Directory of Tours & Vacation Packages (WDT) announced today that it's entire site can now be viewed in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese & Korean, as well as all the tour operators sites when linked from
Rail Travel WorldWide Easy to Find   ( October 2002 )
Interested in rail travel?, the only WorldWide Directory of Tours & Vacation Packages (WDT), has just the thing for you

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