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Travelzoo Launches New IPhone App

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today launched its second-generation iPhone app, giving on-the-go travelers even easier access to its outstanding deals. The new simplified app, which features "Today's Best Deals" and Top 20 ® on the home screen, gives users the ability to quickly save money on high-quality deals in popular destinations.

"The Travelzoo ethos is simple – we save people time and money by sourcing the best deals in the market. With this approach in mind, we redesigned our iPhone app to bring the Top 20 and Today's Best Deals to center stage," said Dave Ambrose, senior director for mobile and social at Travelzoo. "Since visual appeal is key to an app's success, we also introduced significantly larger, inspiring photos. The app's new interface showcases deals within close proximity to the mobile user, enabling consumers to instantly access all nearby deals from spas, restaurants, hotels and shows with just one tap."

Alongside the acclaimed Android app, Travelzoo's first-generation iPhone app was downloaded by 1.5 million users and scored a 4.5/5 in the App Store. With today's launch of version 2.0, Travelzoo is aiming for a perfect 5/5.

All deals featured on the Travelzoo iPhone app have been researched and evaluated by Travelzoo Deal Experts and tested by the Travelzoo Test Booking Center®.

To download the new iPhone App for free, visit http://www.travelzoo.com/iphoneapp or simply update in the App Store.

Travelzoo iPhone App 2.0: Key Features and Enhancements

  • "Today's Best Deals" features large photos and is updated daily.
  • "Deals Near Me" auto-populates based on the user's location.
  • Top 20® is front and center and users are offered push notifications alerting them to the best deals on the Internet every Wednesday.
  • One-tap navigation allows users easy access to travel and leisure deals.
  • Quick access to Local Deals and Getaways vouchers under My Account.
  • International editions are easily accessible, giving overseas travelers access to Travelzoo's outstanding deals in 11 countries worldwide.

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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