NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, announced today that Lisa Oswald, Senior Vice President of Customer Service for Travelzoo, won a Gold Stevie Award® at the 11th annual American Business Awards gala in Chicago last night. Other nominees for this prestigious award included the Executive Vice President for Wells Fargo Bank and the Head of Customer Service for ShareBuilder by Capital One.
"We're thrilled yet not surprised that Lisa won a Gold Stevie® Award for Customer Service Executive of the Year," said Chris Loughlin, chief executive officer for Travelzoo. "Lisa is an exceptional champion of our customers. She and her team work tirelessly to ensure that every experience with the Travelzoo brand is a positive one. Before receiving this award, Lisa's team already scored a 98% positive rating from our millions of customers. It is a privilege to work with someone as talented and visionary as Lisa."
Travelzoo was also honored for its human resources and public relations departments. Gretchen Johnson, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, won a Bronze Stevie® Award for Human Resources Executive of the Year, and Christie McConnell, Marketing Director, won a Bronze Stevie® Award for Communications Professional of the Year.The American Business Awards honor an all-inclusive spectrum of American business people and organizations -- from non-profits, emerging start-ups, major public companies and government agencies, to corner-office executives, corporate communicators, support staff and customer service teams. The Stevie® Award trophy is one of the world's most coveted prizes with more than 3,200 entries submitted for the 2013 American Business Awards. Award winners were selected by 320 executives nationwide. For a complete list of the Stevie Award winners announced last night, visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA. For more information about Travelzoo, visit www.travelzoo.com. 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.