WOOD RIVER, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 06/30/11 -- YTB International Inc., (PINKSHEETS: YTBLA) ("YTB" or the "Company"), a provider of e-commerce business solutions for individual consumers and home-based independent representatives in the United States, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and Canada, today announced its travel subsidiary, YTB Travel Network, Inc., was named as one of the country's leading travel agencies in Travel Weekly's 2011 Power List.
In the 2011 Travel Weekly Power List, YTB Travel Network, Inc. was ranked 34th overall with reported travel sales of $222 million in 2010. The Company changed its focus to a more traditional host agency model in 2010, with more emphasis on training and support of its existing agents.
The Travel Weekly Power List represents an effort to rank the nation's top travel companies, and is based on total dollar volume of travel bookings for 2010. The rankings also considered information on ARC sales, travel-related subsidiaries and corporate structure. Other leading online leisure travel agencies named in the 2011 Power List include Expedia Inc., Priceline.com, and Orbitz Worldwide.
YTB Travel Network, Inc. CEO J. Kim Sorensen commented on the rankings, stating, "We're extremely proud to once again be named in the Travel Weekly Power rankings. It's a testament to our subscribers' hard work and passion for travel. YTB will continue to focus on training and support of our existing sales field as the Company strives to influence the travel industry."
About YTB International
YTB International, Inc.'s travel subsidiary, YTB Travel Network, Inc. was recognized as the 34th largest seller of travel in the U.S. in Travel Weekly's 2011 Power List, based on 2010 annual retail value of travel services booked.
YTB, based in Wood River, IL, provides e-commerce business solutions for individual consumers and home-based independent representatives in the United States, Bermuda, the Bahamas and Canada. The Company operates through two subsidiaries: ZamZuu, Inc. (formerly YTB Marketing, Inc. and YourTravelBiz.com, Inc.) and YTB Travel Network, Inc.
Certain matters set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that are provided to assist in the understanding of anticipated future financial performance. However, such performance involves risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in such statements. For a discussion of certain factors that may cause such forward-looking statements to differ materially from the Company's actual results, see the Company's reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances.
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