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Vayama Talks Travel Resolutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — By the end of January, it’s widely known that many people have already given up on their New Year resolutions. It’s not too late to make new ones or keep after those goals. When it comes to travel resolutions, there’s still another 11 months to fulfill them. Vayama (www.vayama.com), a leading online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel, shares some unique ideas and tips to help people keep their travel resolutions and see more of the world in 2013.

A travel resolution could really be anything from vowing to take more trips, visiting a new destination, going somewhere without a travel buddy, or even challenging yourself to try new things upon arrival. For international travel especially, the planning and research phase can be daunting. With an overwhelming number of options for where to visit and the complexity of booking multi-city travel, the resolution drop-off rate happens here. However, Vayama.com can be the one-stop shop for both research and booking.

One Vayama customer already planned her 2013 travel to visit friends and family in Brazil and reported, “[Vayama was] easy to navigate with intuitive results on a website layout that is so easy to search for exactly what you need. I had less than 10 minutes during my lunch hour and I was able to find the perfect flight even for my hard criteria…and at a reasonable price. I’m truly satisfied.” Another recently said, “Vayama is my go-to travel site! The multi-city feature is excellent, which I cannot find on most other major sites.”

Joan Ioannou, Brand Marketing Director for Vayama.com, explains, “Vayama’s team of travel experts are continuously working with our many airline partners so we can present shoppers with the best airfare deals, itineraries and choice of destinations.”

Vayama also has another secret weapon to help people struggling to keep their travel resolutions: curated results. This breakthrough international travel search technology culls flight options from more than 500 airlines worldwide to identify the fastest, cheapest, most popular and sponsored itineraries.

“When people are able to view and compare trips with curated results, the research and planning for an international trip becomes much simpler and people find more of what they want,” said Ioannou.

For more information about Vayama.com or to start keeping those travel resolutions, visit www.vayama.com. And for a limited time, those who book their flights on Vayama.com will also receive a discount toward hotel rates when booking their stay through the site.

About Vayama
Vayama.com is an online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel. Since 2007, the company has been committed to providing travelers with the most comprehensive set of airlines, fares and flights, allowing people to experience popular, well-traveled destinations as well as some of the most remote corners of the world. By working with a vast network of trusted global partners, Vayama taps published and negotiated fares to put the very best international content all in one place. Travelers who visit Vayama.com can browse thousands of hotels and book rooms at the lowest prices available, as well as rent cars all over the world. For more information about Vayama, visit www.vayama.com.

About Travix
Travix International B.V., one of the leading global and the largest Dutch online travel agency, manages an extensive portfolio of travel-focused websites operating under the brand names CheapTickets, BudgetAir, Easytobook, Vayama, Vliegwinkel and Flugladen. Easytobook is specialist in online worldwide hotel reservations. The other brands provide both search and book capability for flight combinations worldwide on both scheduled and low cost airlines. In addition, these sites offer attractive pricing for hotels, car rentals, rail travel and holiday packages. Travix operates its six brands globally, employs almost 700 persons, with combined sales in excess of US$ 2 billion. Travix is part of BCD Holdings N.V. For more information: www.travix-international.com.

About BCD Holdings
BCD Holdings N.V. is a market leader in the travel industry. The Dutch, privately owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir and Vayama), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking), TRX (travel transaction processing and data integration), Airtrade (consolidating and fulfillment), VakantieXperts (leisure) and Parkmobile International (mobile parking and traffic applications). BCD Holdings employs over 12,000 people and operates in more than 95 countries with total sales, including franchising, of US$ 22.1 billion. For more information, visit www.bcd-nv.com.

 

Vayama Shares 2012 International Travel Trends

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – As 2013 draws near, Vayama (www.vayama.com), a leading online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel shared details today on where and how people were traveling in 2012 compared to 2011, as well as the top international cities booked for the week of Christmas and New Years.

A side-by-side comparison of 2011 and 2012 travel data, including tickets sold and routes traveled, shows a slight shift in booking trends. Vayama’s data showed that there was a slight increase in people booking premium classes when traveling internationally this year than in 2011. A look at the top 10 destinations from this year and last showed that London held its position as the number one city in terms of bookings among Vayama customers in 2012. Vayama’s data also showed popularity in bookings during 2012 to Asian cities like Hong Kong, Shanghai, Thailand and Tokyo. However, Mexico City and Zurich both fell out of the top 20 this year.

2011 2012
  1. 1. London, United Kingdom
  2. 2. Paris, France
  3. 3. Bangkok, Thailand
  4. 4. Manila, Philippines
  5. 5. Istanbul, Turkey
  6. 6. Seoul, South Korea
  7. 7. Tel Aviv, Israel
  8. 8. Beijing, China
  9. 9. Delhi, India
  10. 10. New York, New York
  1. 1. London, United Kingdom
  2. 2. Bangkok, Thailand
  3. 3. Paris, France
  4. 4. New York, New York
  5. 5. Hong Kong, China
  6. 6. Seoul, South Korea
  7. 7. Manila, Philippines
  8. 8. Shanghai, China
  9. 9. Istanbul, Turkey
  10. 10. Beijing, China

Based on booked international ticket volume during the week of Christmas and New Years, Vayama reports that the majority of booked travel is to warmer climates, with the exception of a few select European cities. Destinations like Costa Rica, Mexico, Hong Kong, Delhi and Thailand are attractive to travelers seeking an international destination with minimal rain and higher temperatures than most U.S. cities that are enduring a winter chill.

The top 10 destinations booked from U.S. departing cities for the week of Christmas are:

  1. 1. London, United Kingdom
  2. 2. Manila, Philippines
  3. 3. Bangkok, Thailand
  4. 4. Mumbai, India
  5. 5. San Jose, Costa Rica
  6. 6. Delhi, India
  7. 7. Paris, France
  8. 8. Hong Kong, China
  9. 9. Beijing, China
  10. 10. Cancun, Mexico

 
Similarly, the top 10 destinations booked from U.S. departing cities on December 30 are:

  1. 1. Manila, Philippines
  2. 2. Mumbai, India
  3. 3. Delhi, India
  4. 4. Chennai, India
  5. 5. Stuttgart, Germany
  6. 6. Hong Kong, China
  7. 7. Tokyo, Japan
  8. 8. Medellin, Colombia
  9. 9. Dakar, Senegal
  10. 10. Guangzhou, China

 
“We are always interested to see the year’s data and compare the booking patterns with previous years,” says Joan Ioannou , Brand Marketing Director for Vayama.com. “This information not only lets us easily recap the year’s biggest travel trends for the public, but it allows us to better gauge popular booking habits and set an expectation for the year to come. Monitoring and analyzing these trends gives us the insight to better accommodate popular destinations, and work to provide people the best international travel experience in the New Year.”

For more information about Vayama.com, visit www.vayama.com and for additional 2012 travel trends, visit the Vayama blog.

About Vayama
Vayama.com is an online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel. Since 2007, the company has been committed to providing travelers with the most comprehensive set of airlines, fares and flights, allowing people to experience popular, well-traveled destinations as well as some of the most remote corners of the world. By working with a vast network of trusted global partners, Vayama taps published and negotiated fares to put the very best international content all in one place. Travelers who visit Vayama.com can browse thousands of hotels and book rooms at the lowest prices available, as well as rent cars all over the world. For more information about Vayama, visit www.vayama.com.

About Travix
Travix International B.V., one of the leading global and the largest Dutch online travel agency, manages an extensive portfolio of travel-focused websites operating under the brand names CheapTickets, BudgetAir, Easytobook, Vayama, Vliegwinkel and Flugladen. Easytobook is specialist in online worldwide hotel reservations. The other brands provide both search and book capability for flight combinations worldwide on both scheduled and low cost airlines. In addition, these sites offer attractive pricing for hotels, car rentals, rail travel and holiday packages. Travix operates its six brands globally, employs almost 700 persons, with combined sales in excess of US$ 2 billion. Travix is part of BCD Holdings N.V. For more information: www.travix-international.com.

About BCD Holdings
BCD Holdings N.V. is a market leader in the travel industry. The Dutch, privately owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir and Vayama), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking), TRX (travel transaction processing and data integration), Airtrade (consolidating and fulfillment), VakantieXperts (leisure) and Parkmobile International (mobile parking and traffic applications). BCD Holdings employs over 12,000 people and operates in more than 95 countries with total sales, including franchising, of US$ 22.1 billion. For more information, visit www.bcd-nv.com.

 

Vayama Introduces Beta Version of New Curated Results Functionality, Allowing International Travelers to Find More, Search Less

PHOENIX, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Vayama (www.vayama.com), a leading online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel, today unveiled the beta version of its breakthrough curated results functionality at the PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit. As part of Vayama’s brand re-launch, curated results removes the clutter and complexity from international travel search. Powered by Amadeus Featured Results, a  search solution developed by Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, Vayama’s curated results functionality culls flight options from more than 500 airlines worldwide at lightning-quick speed to identify the fastest, cheapest, most popular and sponsored itineraries. The beta version of curated results is now live at Vayama.com and includes 100 origin and destination combinations from five U.S. cities: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Miami.

(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121113/SF12185)

“In its current form, travel search can be tedious and time-consuming, but we realized there was potential for it to become an engine for discovery and inspiration,” said Ted Jansen, Executive Vice President at Travix International, and head of Vayama. “What we’re showcasing today is a better way to search. Vayama’s curated results takes the heavy lifting out of searching for international flights so travelers can find the flight that’s right for them.”

With the introduction of curated results, Vayama offers the fastest way to find relevant, bookable results. Previously, searching for a flight from New York to London on any online travel site might mean waiting up to 30 seconds for a list of hundreds and hundreds of itineraries. Now, the same search happens in a tenth of a second and produces a curated set of the best results based on a traveler’s specific queries. Travelers can immediately book their international flights from those top, curated results or continue to explore a comprehensive set of itineraries and options.

“Forward-thinking online travel companies like Vayama recognize that consumer preferences combined with developments in innovative technology will drive positive change in online travel search and shopping. That’s why Amadeus is committed to providing the innovative, flexible technology solutions and services that enable our industry customers to uniquely deliver a better, easier and more relevant online travel experience for consumers,” said Scott Gutz, President and CEO, Amadeus North America.

Vayama and Amadeus will do a joint presentation, featuring Vayama’s curated results functionality at the annual PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit today at 4:06 pm MST.

For more information about Vayama.com and to see all of the best international flights and fares, visit www.vayama.com.

About Vayama
Vayama.com is an online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel. Since 2007, the company has been committed to providing travelers with the most comprehensive set of airlines, fares and flights, allowing people to experience popular, well-traveled destinations as well as some of the most remote corners of the world. By working with a vast network of trusted global partners, Vayama taps published and negotiated fares to put the very best international content all in one place. Travelers who visit Vayama.com can browse thousands of hotels and book rooms at the lowest prices available, as well as rent cars all over the world. For more information about Vayama or to see these deals firsthand, visit www.vayama.com.

About Travix
Vayama is part of one of the biggest online travel companies Travix International, based in the Netherlands. The company manages an extensive portfolio of travel-focused websites operating under the brand names CheapTickets, BudgetAir, EasyToBook, Vayama, Vliegwinkel and Flugladen. Travix operates its six brands in 17 countries, employs almost 700 staff and has combined sales of US $2 Billion. Travix is part of BCD Holdings N.V. www.travix-international.com.

About BCD Holdings
BCD Holdings N.V. is a market leader in the travel industry. The Dutch, privately owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir and Vayama), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking), TRX (travel transaction processing and data integration), Airtrade (consolidating and fulfillment), VakantieXperts (leisure) and Parkmobile International (mobile parking and traffic applications). BCD Holdings employs over 12,000 people and operates in more than 95 countries with total sales, including franchising, of US$ 22.1 billion. For more information, visit www.bcd-nv.com.

About Amadeus
Amadeus is a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.

Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail, ferries, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travelers).

The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed more than 947 million billable travel transactions in 2011.

Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development), and Erding (operations – data processing center) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok, and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organizations covering 195 countries.

Amadeus is listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, and Valencia stock exchanges and trades under the symbol “AMS.MC”. It is a component of the IBEX 35, STOXX Europe 600 Index, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

For the year ended December 31, 2011, the company reported like-for-like revenues of €2,712 million and EBITDA of €1,039 million. The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices.

To find out more about Amadeus, please visit www.amadeus.com To visit the Amadeus Investor Relations center please visit www.investors.amadeus.com

 
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