NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today revealed that mobile users represented 26 percent of all U.S. visits this summer, up from 10 percent in the same period last year. Since July 1, 2012, more than 4 million visits to Travelzoo came from mobile devices to its highly rated U.S. iPhone and Android apps and U.S. mobile website.
Travel deals received the majority of interest from mobile visitors, with vacations and cruises proving most popular. In addition, mobile visitors were frequently accessing vacations that cost $500 or more per person, with demand spread across last-minute and advance-purchase trips.
One of the most popular travel deals this summer was a 15-night cruise between Southampton, England, and Miami, Fla. The deal was published Aug. 1, 2012, for departures Nov. 30, 2012, almost four months in advance. More than 30,000 Travelzoo subscribers accessed this deal from mobile devices.
Five Hottest Travel Deals on Travelzoo Mobile
$395 -- Bahamas 4-Night Getaway w/Atlantis Access & Air
Flights to Hawaii on Sale, $382 & up (Roundtrip, incl. Tax)
$499 -- 15-Night Cruise Between Two Continents w/$150 Credit
$599 -- Costa Rica Jungle & Beach 6-Night Vacation w/Air
$599 -- Jamaica All-Inclusive 6-Night Beach Vacation w/Air
Travelzoo Local Deals -- which include vineyard tours, high-quality dining experiences and in-destination activities such as jet skiing, kayaking and whale watching -- also have proven very popular with Travelzoo's mobile audience. Travelzoo is now frequently accessed by those already on vacation; more than 40 percent of all Local Deals purchases on a mobile device were made while visiting a destination more than 50 miles from home.
Five Hottest Local Deals on Travelzoo Mobile
$15 - Illinois' Largest Water Park: All-Day Pass, Reg. $29
Los Angeles, Calif.
$17 - Mt. Baldy: Unlimited Breakfast w/Panoramic LA Views
Las Vegas, Nev.
$39 - Vegas Nightclub Tour w/VIP Access & Drinks, Reg. $83
Beverly Hills, Calif.
$39 - Scarpetta: Unlimited Brunch for 1, Reg. $68
$29 - New Temecula Winery: Tour, Tastings & Class, Reg. $108
"Millions of Travelzoo subscribers are now accessing our travel deals and Local Deals via mobile devices. This is testament to the quality and relevance of our mobile offering," said Dave Ambrose, senior director for mobile and social for Travelzoo. "It's particularly rewarding to see travelers buying in-destination deals through their mobile devices while on vacation, as this behavior signals a heightened level of interaction with the Travelzoo brand."
Travel + Leisure, the Los Angeles Times, SmartMoney and The Guardian all have praised Travelzoo's free apps. Travelzoo mobile offers hundreds of deals for hotels, flights, vacations, cruises, concerts, shows, spas, restaurants and activities. All deals have been vetted and rigorously tested by Travelzoo's Deal Experts. To download the free Travelzoo mobile app, visit www.travelzoo.com/mobile.
Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 25 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.
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