Travelzoo's Business Model: Travel Agents Pay For Listing

04/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Justin Rohrlich minyanville.com

It isn't pure marketing double-speak: Travelzoo's "Deal Experts" do vet the travel deals they blast out to customers.

But what isn't widely publicized is that suppliers and travel agents pay Travelzoo to be included in the Top 20. It's a phenomenal business model - listing links to travel deals suppliers are trying to dump from their excess inventory.

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