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1 Tourism Intermediaries Overview about the leading internet travel portals

2 EXPEDIA Launched in October 1996, based in the USA Worlds leading online travel service First Online Travel Agency to enable airline ticket exchanges on the web 24/7 customer service business units America, Europe, Asia, Corporate Travel etc. Powered by Microsoft's technology, benefits from Microsoft´s funding and market resourcesMicrosoft's

3 EXPEDIA Figures 2005: Gross bookings of $15.5 billion (22% more than 2004 and 150% more than in 2001) Net revenue of $2 billion (15% increase to 2004, over 200% more than in 2001) Gross profit of $1.6 billion (13% increase to 2004)

4 TRAVELOCITY Launched in March 1996 by the SABRE GroupSABRE Group named the World's Leading Travel Internet Site for eigths consecutive years at the World Travel Awards 1 000 customer service representatives offering 24/7 assistance Powered by SABRE technologySABRE recently acquisition of

5 TRAVELOCITY Product range: 700 airlines, 55 000 hotels, 50 car rental companies and 6 500 cruise and vacation packages Figures 2004: Gross bookings of $4.9 billion Net revenue of $503 million

6 TRAVELWEB Launched in 1994 Started first just with hotel information and bookings In 1996 airline booking capacity was added Over the years specialized on hotel and airline information and bookings

7 TRAVELWEB Work together with the five leading hotel chains - Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Six Continents and Starwood HiltonHyattMarriottSix Continents Starwood Product range: 24 000 hotel properties in 150 countries world wide, 90 different hotel chain brands, flights from over 300 airlines

8 eBOOKERS started in 1996 as part of the company Flightbookers In 1999 Internet booking service was launched in 2000 eBookers bought Flightbookers Europe's largest online travel agency in sales operates in Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK

9 eBOOKERS Offering flights, holidays, hotels, car hire and specialist travel products (gifts, tickets etc) Product range: 2 million discounted fares from over 120 airlines and 20 000 hotels throughout the globe, Avis and car hire companies Success factor: is its discount "merchant" fares offering savings to customers of up to 65%

10 LASTMINUTE.COM Launched in 1998 in the UK Offer mainly tourism products, but several other additional products are available as well (, gifts, electronics, insurance) Localized versions of in France, Germany Sweden, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa

11 LASTMINUTE.COM Product range: 13 600 suppliers (airlines, hotels, package tour operators, theatres, sports and entertainment promoters, restaurants, gift suppliers, car hire) A lifestyle portal, offering services to people who purchase on impulse

12 LASTMINUTE.COM Differs from other services by generating some of the lowest prices for many travel and entertainment deals has been puchased by the SABRE group (Travelocity) recently

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