WESTON, FL, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 08/11/2015 – – Monaker Group, Inc. (“Monaker”), (OTCQB: MKGI), a digital marketing company focused on the consumer in the Travel, Home and Employment sectors, announced today the expansion of its strategic partnership agreement with International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (“ICE”). Maupintour is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monaker Group, with a 65 year operating history and widely recognized in the Travel Industry as an innovator, developing specialty luxury tours for the discerning traveler.
ICE has become one of the leading providers of travel and leisure based loyalty solutions to large-scale membership markets, associations and affinity groups worldwide. ICE’s unique and powerful relationships across the travel industry, its proprietary technology solutions, web-based marketing and yield tools, coupled with its state-of-the-art international call center operations provide its partners with fully branded cruise and vacation fulfillment services as well as customized marketing solutions.
Under the terms of the agreement announced today, ICE will adopt and utilize Monaker’s Video Technology Platform, the recently announced Video Tour Guide (VTG), offering Maupintour Travel and Vacation Packages through ICE’s vast network of over 55 million active participants and more than 100 corporate brands worldwide including Westgate Resorts, Sears® Vacations, Pueblo Bonito Beach Resorts, Vida® Vacations and Privileges an American Express Travel Representative. Commenting on the strategic partnership, John Rowley – co-founder and CEO of ICE stated, “We are excited to partner with Monaker and utilize their VTG technology throughout our platforms to bring the Maupintour Tours and Packages product line to our millions of members.”
Bill Kerby, Monaker chairman and CEO added, “This is a very important milestone for Monaker, our VTG technology and our Maupintour business (www.maupintour.com). With ICE’s reputation, reach, and vast customer and membership base, we should see favorable growth and exposure for our Maupintour travel business. Agreements with partners like ICE should help Monaker more rapidly re-establish Maupintour as one of the premier Vacation and Tour Companies in the world. I am looking forward to working closely with ICE and growing this partnership.”
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) is an international travel and leisure organization with a global network of successful alliance partners including leading corporations, resorts, cruise lines, and leisure travel providers. ICE provides innovative cruise, travel and lifestyle benefit fulfillment, as well as unique membership reward and loyalty based programs and incentives. ICE fulfills private branded cruise and vacation programs for major corporate brands serving more than 55 million consumers worldwide. Enjoying 17 years of extraordinary growth and innovation, ICE continues to raise the bar in creative marketing solutions, technology based loyalty platforms and client experiences within the travel industry. Visit www.iceenterprise.com for more information.
About Monaker Group:
Monaker Group is a digital media marketing company focusing on lifestyle enrichment for consumers in the Travel, Home and Employment sectors. Core to its marketing services are key elements including proprietary video-centered technology and established partnerships that enhance its reach. Video is quickly becoming consumers preferred method of searching and educating themselves prior to purchases. Monaker’s video creation technology and film libraries combine to create lifestyle video offerings that can be shared both to its customers and through "trusted distribution systems" of its major partners. The end result is better engagement with consumers who gain in-depth information on related products and services helping to both inform and fulfill purchases. Unlike traditional marketing companies that simply charge for advertising creation, Monaker holds licenses and/or expertise in the travel, real estate and employment sectors allowing it to capture fees at the point of purchase while the majority of transactions are handled by Monaker’s partners. This should allow the company to capture greater revenues while eliminating much of the typical overhead associated with fulfillment. Monaker Group’s core holdings include Maupintour, NameYourFee.com and RealBiz Media Group helping it to deliver marketing solutions to consumers at home, work and play. Visit our website www.monakergroup.com.
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