Expands Travel Agent Search Engine Capabilities

28th Feb 2005
today announced the launch of its newest search category: worldwide travel agent search by specialty. is a privately held corporation based in San Francisco, California.

ÊIn addition to offering many other travel-related resources such as its extensive listing of tours and vacations, now offers contact information and descriptions of travel agents located around the world. In the new Travel Agent Search section, consumers can now search for travel professionals based on the agent’s specific niche or specialty.Ê Travelers can find agents that are particularlyÊ knowledgeable about areas such as eco tours, surfing trips, honeymoons, or travel to Katmandu.Ê As with all of the travel suppliers listed on, each travel agent who registers to be listed on the site has their data personally reviewed and verified by staff, ensuring accuracy.Ê The site is offered in nine different languages, making it the ultimate travel research site for travelers around the world.Ê

“The growing popularity of our site and requests from our users provided the impetus to add this new search category to our site,” said President Maria Polk. “Our site visitors wanted an unbiased, accurate online source where they could easily find travel agents with unique specializations. Although our site and the Web in general are wonderful sources with an abundance of travel planning information, it’s a known fact that when consumers complete their online research, they typically seek out a travel agent when it’s time to book their trip.Ê With the addition of our travel agent search, is now an even better place to plan a trip - whether it be for business or leisure.” was founded in 1995 by three veterans of the travel directory publishing industry.Ê Leveraging the experience and travel industry contacts they’d garnered over two decades of publishing hard-copy directories for the travel agency community, they created the Web’s first online directory of tours and vacations.Ê Since then, the site has expanded to include tens of thousands of other travel providers and resources, efficiently organized by category and type.


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