Travelzoo Launches Holiday Gift Guide

60% welcome experiences as gifts instead of the same old sweater

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, launches its online Holiday Gift Guide today to help take the stress out of holiday shopping and satisfy increasing demand for memorable experiences as gifts. A recent survey* of 25,000 Travelzoo subscribers revealed the notorious holiday sweater as the least favorite gift of the season, while more than 60% would welcome an experience as a gift this year.

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To help holiday shoppers find the perfect, original gift, Travelzoo curated a simple and easy-to-navigate Holiday Gift Guide, packed with unique experiences, including spa days at the Four Seasons or Bliss spas, romantic getaways, and dining at Michelin-starred restaurants.

"Travelzoo's Holiday Gift Guide is an exclusive list of high-quality experiences that are easy to purchase," says Phil Salcedo, Travelzoo Publisher. "Each gift has been negotiated by Travelzoo's Deal Experts, so gift-givers can expect exceptional savings of 30%-50% without sacrificing the wow factor."

Each experience can be sent as an e-gift or mailed as a high-quality gift certificate. Any gift purchase on the Travelzoo web or mobile sites is supported by Travelzoo's award-winning customer service team and includes a 60-day exchange policy.

The subscriber survey also revealed that more than 51% of people are likely to return many of the physical products they receive this holiday season. In addition to the holiday sweater, knick-knacks and cosmetics topped the least-wanted list.

Travelzoo's top experiential gift suggestions:


Product Gift Likely

to Be Returned

Experience Gift from Travelzoo Likely to Amaze



$17 -- Toronto Sun-Praised Salt Cave Experience, Oakville, ON



$25 -- Los Compadres: Mexican Lunch for 2 w/Beers, Calgary, AB



$79 -- Ristorante RIDI: Dinner & Cocktails for 2, Montreal, QC


Cashmere Sweater

$149 -- Top-Rated Resort near Victoria incl. $50 Credit, Victoria, BC


Crystal Stemware

$249 -- 2-Night Escape w/$100 Credit, Waskesiu Lake, SK


Winter Coat

$999 -- Madrid & Barcelona 6-Night Vacation w/Air

To shop the exclusive experiences featured in Travelzoo's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, visit

*The Travelzoo gift giving survey questioned 25,000 non-incentivized Travelzoo subscribers within the United States in October 2013.

About Travelzoo
Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 26 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.

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SOURCE: Travelzoo

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