Profile: Travelzoo Inc (TZOO.OQ)
6 Dec 2013
Travelzoo Inc. (Travelzoo), incorporated on January 18, 2001, is a global Internet media company. The Company informs approximately 26 million subscribers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, as well as millions of Website users, about the travel, entertainment and local deals available from thousands of companies. The Company sources, researches and test-book offers professionally. The Company provides travel companies, entertainment companies, and local businesses with a way to reach millions of consumers. The Company’s revenues are generated primarily from advertising fees. The Company operates in two geographical segments: North America and Europe. North America consists of the Companies operations in Canada and the United States. Europe consists of the Company’s operations in France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The Company’s advertising revenues; consist primarily of listing fees paid by travel companies, entertainment companies and local businesses to advertise their offers on Travelzoo’s media properties. Listing fees are based on audience reach, placement, number of listings, number of impressions, number of click-throughs, number of referrals, or percentage of the face value of vouchers sold.
The Company’s publications and products include the Travelzoo websites (www.travelzoo.com, www.travelzoo.ca, www.travelzoo.co.uk, www.travelzoo.de, www.travelzoo.es, www.travelzoo.fr, among others), the Travelzoo Top 20 e-mail newsletter, and the Newsflash e-mail alert services. The Company operates SuperSearch, a pay-per-click travel search tool, and the Travelzoo Network, a network of third-party Websites that list deals published by Travelzoo. The Company also operates Fly.com, a travel search engine that allows users to find the prices on flights from hundreds of airlines and online travel agencies. The Company provides airlines, hotels, cruise lines, vacation packagers, other travel suppliers, entertainment and local companies with a way to reach millions of Internet users.
As of December 31, 2012, the Company’s advertiser base included more than 2,000 travel companies, entertainment companies and local businesses, including airlines, hotels, cruise lines, vacations packagers, tour operators, destinations, car rental companies, travel agents, theater and performing arts groups, restaurants, spas, and activity companies.
In 2012, 72% of the Company’s total revenues were generated from its North America operations, and 28% of the Company’s total revenues were generated from its European operations. Approximately 2,000 companies use the Company’s services, including American Airlines, Avis Rent A Car, British Airways, Harrah’s Entertainment, Expedia, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Kimpton Hotels, Liberty Travel, Marriott Hotels, Royal Caribbean, Spirit Airlines, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, United Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic.
The Company competes with MSN and Yahoo!, Google, Bing, Kayak, Expedia, Priceline, Groupon, LivingSocial and Microsoft.
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