WESTON, FL - (NewMediaWire) - September 29, 2015 - Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI) (the "Company" or "Monaker"), a digital marketing company announced today that Maupintour (www.maupintour.com), its wholly owned travel company, has launched customized Travel offerings in Partnerships with an initial group of Tourism Boards. These Partnerships allow for specialized marketing programs designed to accelerate awareness and sales of Maupintour's products to a targeted audience of roughly 500,000 customers delivered by these initial tourism boards.
Through these Partnerships, Monaker will utilize its minority ownership and available airtime on R&R Television's network as well as its Video Tour Guides (VTG) to air 100's of commercials promoting travel to selective countries. The initial launch will focus on three European countries -- France, Norway and Belgium. The Television marketing programs will highlight these initial countries, along with Maupintour's Travel Packages, and be supported by the respective Tourism Boards' Newsletters and email distributions.
Maupintour has a 66 year operating history and is widely recognized in the Travel Industry as an innovator for developing specialty luxury tours for the discerning traveler. At its height in the 1990's, under Tom Maupin, Maupintour booked over $60 Million in travel annually. Monaker recently announced it had come to terms with creditors for the settlement and release of Maupintour, which has cleared the path for new investment and acceleration of the company. Monaker is working internally and with channel partners to quickly re-establish Maupintour as the premier Vacation and Tour Company. New experiential trips, additional travel offerings in the pipeline, the launch of our Video Tour Guides and highly targeted messaging with new partnerships like these Tourism Boards, should drive Maupintour back to the forefront of extraordinary vacation travel.
Mr. Bill Kerby, Monaker Group Chairman and CEO stated, "Travel is experiential and consumers want assurances that they are receiving top quality, reliability and value for their hard earned vacation time and money. Working with key Tourism Boards to re-introduce Maupintour to their followers utilizing video travel offerings of high end travel products to their respective countries should help consumers access the right vacation offering and accelerate our sales."
Mr. Kerby added, "Our recently launched Video Tour Guides, the growing partnerships and partner platforms we are introducing, combined with Maupintour's history and reputation, are re-establishing Maupintour back at the top of the Travel and Specialty Tours industry. The VTG's help consumers with their vacation planning needs by delivering video support of great travel packages allowing customers to select the right travel offering."
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.
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