Travelzoo Inc. was founded in 1998. It is a global Internet media company. The Company informs approximately 28 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. Its deal research and test-book offers, recommending only those that meet the Company's quality standards. The Company provides travel companies, entertainment companies, and local businesses. Its publications and products include the Travelzoo websites, the Travelzoo Top 20 e-mail newsletter, the Newsflash e-mail alert service, the SuperSearch 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. Vouchers are redeemable at the local businesses during the promotional period. The Company currently utilizes online marketing and direct marketing to promote its brand to consumers. In addition, it utilizes an online marketing program to acquire new subscribers for its e-mail publications. The Company has three operating segments based on geographic regions: Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Asia Pacific consists of our operations in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. Europe consists of our operations in France, Germany, Spain, and the U.K. North America consists of our operations in Canada and the U.S. Also includes revenue segments such as Travel, Search and Local. The Company faces intense competition. It competes for advertising dollars with large Internet portal sites, such as MSN and Yahoo!, which offers listings or other advertising opportunities for travel companies. It also competes with search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo! Search that offer pay-per-click listings. It competes with travel meta-search engines and online travel deal publishers.
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