YTB International Expands to Canada, Bermuda, and the Bahamas

Online Travel Agency Continues Growth

Jan 16, 2008, 00:00 ET from YTB International, Inc.

    WOOD RIVER, Ill., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- YTB International,
 Inc. (Pink Sheets:   YTBLA) ("YTB" or the "Company"), a leading provider of
 Internet-based travel booking services for travel agencies and home-based
 independent representatives in the United States, announced today that the
 Company is expanding its services into Canada, the Bahamas, and Bermuda.
     YTB Bahamas opened on January 11, 2008, and YTB Canada and YTB Bermuda
 are scheduled to open in early February, 2008. With YTB's expansion, reps
 and Referring Travel Affiliates (RTAs) living in these locations can sell
 travel through YTB websites and market online travel agencies to others in
 the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Bermuda and Canada.
     "We are pleased to take 'international' to a whole new level at YTB,"
 said J. Kim Sorensen, President and CEO of YTB Travel Network. "We have
 done international trips from day one, but now we can expand the reach of
 our team to cover all of North America and into the Caribbean. This means
 even better opportunities for our RTAs and reps, and solidifies YTB's
 travel agency status."
     YTB's executive and legal teams worked diligently with the regulatory
 bodies in each country to ensure that the Company meets or exceeds the
 standards in each region. In addition, new RTAs are able to take advantage
 of the same extensive training available to U.S.-based RTAs. YTB will also
 be holding onsite certification training in the Bahamas, Bermuda and
     "This is a truly exciting time for YTB executives, RTAs, and consumers
 buying travel through YTB. It also shows that people are embracing the idea
 of buying online travel and taking advantage of fantastic trips, including
 YTB's exclusive package for the Beijing Olympics," said Derek Avera, Vice
 President of International Business Development at YTB. "The addition of
 Canada, Bermuda, and the Bahamas represents the first step in YTB's
 international expansion plan. We look forward to adding even more countries
 to the YTB International family over the next year."
     YTB International is now recognized as a bonded travel agency in Canada
 and will add three offices in Canada. The Company will also hold kick-off
 meetings in Vancouver on February 9, 2008 and Toronto on February 16, 2008
 to provide more information about the Company and the opportunities.
     About YTB International
     Recognized as the 35th largest seller of travel in the U.S. in 2006 by
 Travel Weekly, YTB International, Inc. provides Internet-based travel
 booking services for travel agencies and home-based independent
 representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin
 Islands. It operates through three subsidiaries:, Inc.,
 YTB Travel Network, Inc., and REZconnect Technologies, Inc. division focuses on marketing online travel agencies
 through a nationwide network of independent business people, known as
 'Reps.' YTB Travel Network division establishes and maintains travel vendor
 relationships, books travel transactions of online travel agents (RTAs, now
 numbering more than 135,000), collects travel commissions and pays sales
 commissions. Each RTA sells travel through a personalized Internet-based
 travel website. The REZconnect Technologies division builds online
 reservation systems for suppliers within the travel industry. For more
 information, visit
     Statements about the Company's future expectations, including future
 revenues and earnings, and all other statements in this press release other
 than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities
 Exchange of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation
 Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and
 uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and the Company's
 actual results could differ materially from expected results. The Company
 undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect
 subsequently occurring events or circumstances.
Media Contact: Lauren Barker Levick Strategic Communications for YTB International, Inc. Phone: 202.973.1342 Mobile: 443.618.9169 Email: Investor Contact: Garth Russell / Yemi Rose KCSA Worldwide for YTB International, Inc. Phone: 212.896.1250 / 212.896.1233

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