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Travelzoo Partners With Open Arms To Build Computer Classroom For Malawi Children

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NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, announced it is partnering with Open Arms, a nonprofit organization that provides care for orphaned children in Malawi, to build a computer classroom for the charity's five foster homes. Travelzoo is sending its recycled computer equipment with a small team of Travelzoo staff later this month, to equip the classroom and provide training.

Gretchen Johnson, senior vice president for human resources at Travelzoo at an Open Arms foster home in Malawi. Photo Credit: Neville Bevis

Open Arms provides medical care, shelter, food, education and love for abandoned and orphaned children ages newborn to 13 years old. Malawi has more than one million orphans due to the country's high maternal mortality rate. As well as two infant homes, Open Arms operates five foster homes, which each house up to seven children from age 5 and up. The need for the new computers initially came from a foster child named Aubrey, who contracted cerebral palsy at birth. Aubrey has difficulty writing but is capable of using a computer keyboard. Access to a computer means he can learn to write and will widen his career options for the future.

"Open Arms is an inspiring place where children are given love, nourishment and medical care," said Gretchen Johnson, senior vice president for human resources at Travelzoo. "We're thrilled to help Open Arms' mission of providing a better education and future for the children."

"The children currently learn in an improvised, small space, and the new computer room will make a difference in how they learn," said Judith Rudolph, trustee for Open Arms. "We're very excited that Travelzoo is donating their equipment and time to our cause. As you can see from Aubrey's story, the equipment is essential for providing a better education and better future for the children."

To learn more about Travelzoo, visit www.travelzoo.com.

About Travelzoo

Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 27 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo® publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel, entertainment and local companies. Travelzoo 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.

About Open Arms

Open Arms is a nonprofit organization that provides love, shelter, food and medical care to orphaned and abandoned babies in Malawi since 1995. Open Arms strives to care for children until they are about 2 years old, when they can be reunited with their home communities strong, nourished and immunized. The children who cannot be reunited with their families move into one of Open Arms' five foster homes, where they live as a family unit. Today, Open Arms cares for more than 100 children in its residential care homes, more than 200 through village outreach projects and 400 children in six nursery schools.

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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