Another 150 Upscale Restaurants Turn to Travelzoo to Attract Sophisticated Diners

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo Inc. (Nasdaq: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today announced that an additional 150 upscale restaurants from London to Los Angeles turned to Travelzoo to attract 450,000 new high-quality diners in the past six months. Michelin star winners and restaurants by celebrity chefs such as Rick Bayless, Michelle Bernstein, Emeril Lagasse, Ken Oringer, Gordon Ramsay, Kerry Simon and Marco Pierre White are all included.

These venues participated in Travelzoo's new Local Deals format, where Travelzoo recommends outstanding local experiences to Travelzoo subscribers. For example, Travelzoo recently recommended to its Los Angeles subscribers an $89 luxury five-course dinner for two at Catch Restaurant inside the Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, a Leading Hotel of the World. Zagat gives this beachfront restaurant a rating of "very good to excellent" (23) for food and service, and lists the eatery as one of the "Best Los Angeles Decor Restaurants" with a rating of "extraordinary" (26). Catch Restaurant attracted 2,876 diners from its most recent collaboration with Travelzoo.

"After featuring four different experiences with Travelzoo, I cannot say enough about the effectiveness of the program and their ability to showcase our luxury product. Each night, delightful customers visit the restaurant and spend more to indulge in additional menu items and wine. We enjoy having many more guests, which ultimately leads to a more successful restaurant," said Scott Evans, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for ETC Hotels and owner and operator of Catch Restaurant.

Bart Retolatto, Executive Chef at La Bottega in Manhattan, which Zagat calls "the place to be," confirms, "The Travelzoo guests are high quality, sophisticated diners who have taken a great interest in the food and proactively interact with the chef. They tend to be 'foodies' and we appreciate that many were true locals from our Chelsea neighborhood. We're very pleased and look forward to our next Travelzoo feature."

Said Mike Stitt, Travelzoo Local's General Manager in North America: "We are delighted to welcome an additional 150 upscale restaurants. The caliber of these restaurants, and the feedback that our subscribers are more mature and sophisticated, once again exemplifies our quality leadership approach. We look forward to welcoming even more restaurants of this caliber in the future."

Other top restaurants recently featured on Travelzoo include: Clio, Muqueca and Uni in Boston; deca in Chicago; Cacharel, The French Room and The Mansion in Dallas; TAG and Venue in Denver; Charivari in Houston; Eva Longoria's Beso, Kerry Simon's Simon at Palms Place and The Cosmopolitan's Comme Ca in Las Vegas; Gordon Ramsay's Michelin-starred Maze in London; The Living Room, Rein and Sole on Long Island; Circa 55, Rick Bayless' Red O and Simon LA in Los Angeles; Asia de Cuba and Villa Mayfair in Miami; Decca77 in Montreal; Mr. Stox and SOL Cucina in Orange County; Swann Lounge at the Four Seasons Philadelphia; Campton Place Restaurant in San Francisco; Cielo, The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton and Prime 1000 in St. Louis; Il Posto and Tundra in Toronto; Hamilton Street Grill and YEW restaurant + bar in Vancouver; and Michelle Bernstein's at The Omphoy in West Palm Beach.

To view the latest Travelzoo Local Deals, visit www.travelzoo.com/local-deals.  

About Travelzoo

Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 24 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo® publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel and entertainment companies. Travelzoo's deal experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value. 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.

Certain statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions, markets in which we participate and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts. When used in this press release, the words "expect", "predict", "project", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "seek" and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including changes in our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions and other factors discussed in our filings with the SEC. We cannot guarantee any future levels of activity, performance or achievements. Travelzoo undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release. Travelzoo and Top 20 are registered trademarks of Travelzoo. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact:
Lisa Moore
Travelzoo, North America
+1 (212) 484-4963 lmoore@travelzoo.com

SOURCE Travelzoo Inc.



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