TravelAgentCentral.com First to Market with Mobile Website

New York, NY, March 8, 2011    Travel Agent Magazine’s website Travel Agent Central, the premier source for travel trade news, has expanded its digital offerings by launching the industry’s first mobile-specific site. Over the past year, Travel Agent Central has experienced a 251% rise in traffic volume from mobile devices, which led to the development of a mobile site.

“The sharp spike in travel agents relying on their mobile devices for information made the development of a mobile-compatible site a top priority,” said Jason Gindele, Vice President of Product Management, Travel + Hospitality Group. “With the launch of the mobile-compatible site, we are in the position to continually keep our audience informed no matter where they are.”

Designed to deliver the same timely news, deals and trends as Travel Agent Central, the mobile site allows on-the-go users to access Travel Agent Central’s mobile-optimized content. The site’s navigation has been simplified to work with varying mobile devices and screen sizes. The mobile site can be accessed via www.travelagentcentral.com, which is automatically programmed to work on a mobile device.

“The mobile adoption rate for the travel professional is very high and continues to grow,” said John McMahon, Vice President / Publisher, Travel Agent magazine and Travel Agent Central. “These professionals have made themselves available 24/7 and mobile devices allow for that. No longer will agents have to be tied to their desk to become educated and informed on the latest in travel. Travel Agent Central now goes with them wherever they may be.”

Travel Agent Central offers travel agents worldwide the most complete web resources available. Receiving more than 80,000 unique visitors and 200,000 page views per month, agents can access web-exclusive content, including video, audio, and community based tools.

About the Travel + Hospitality Group
The Travel + Hospitality Group encompasses a multi faceted portfolio of products delivering a complete package of industry leading publications, events and robust online solutions. The Travel + Hospitality Group reaches audience members through a variety of digital, print and event services.

These include up to the minute online portals travelagentcentral.com, luxuryta.com; print publications Luxury Travel Advisor and Travel Agent; cutting edge educational sites tauniv.com and luxurytravelu.com; live networking events Luxury Travel Expo, Caribbean Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange, Incentive Travel Exchange, Europe Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange and Hawaii Travel Exchange; through the adnetwork on adfluence.com and on the online luxury booking system fivestaralliance.com.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary Woodworth Marketing Manager 212.895.8284 [email protected]
 

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