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.travel

(A new exclusive industry space on the Internet)

Overview

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For your information:

While the .travel application was filed with ICANN, on March 12th, 2004, there is no guarantee that the .travel sTLD will be awarded if it does not meet the criteria established in the sTLD RFP. Selections are anticipated on or before August 2004.

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.travel

What is it going to mean for the travel industry?

What is it going to mean for you?

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WHAT is.travel?

.com

.biz

.info

.co.uk*

.travel

TLDs

(Top Level Domains)

  • Industry-sponsored
  • Industry-restricted
  • Authenticated domain names
  • “Trust” factor
  • No cyber-squatting
  • No defensive registrations
  • e-commerce facilitator
  • .travel Directory

Distinguishing

Elements

NONE

* other than being a country-code domain

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WHY is.travel necessary?

GLOBALEMPLOYMENT

Tourism

Agriculture

Mining

Communications

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WHY is.travel necessary?

WHAT is.travel?

GLOBALEXPORTS

Clothing / Textiles

Tourism

Steel

Automobiles

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WHY is.travel necessary?

Global impact:

5%oftotal global economic output…

10%of all international trade…

28.5%ofall online transactions…

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WHY is.travel necessary?

INTERNET

USER

GROWTH

1996

2000

2003

2005

…this means there will beover one billion Internet usersas early as 2005…

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WHY is.travel necessary?

…travel accounts for the most searches of all other industries with over168,000,000….

Overture / March 2003

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WHY is.travel necessary?

INDUSTRY

SECTOR

Travel

Books/Music/Movies/Tickets

Retail

IT / Computing

Health / Beauty

Financial Services

Toys/Hobbies/Collectibles

Automotive

Apparel / Jewelry

Electronics / Appliances

NUMBER OF INTERNET SEARCHES

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WHY is.travel necessary?

  • Who is the traveler of tomorrow?
  • has“strategic control”of their own travel plans
  • 6 of 10use Internet for travel planning
  • 58%believebest rates are online
  • want to“personalize”their travel experience
  • Peter Yesawich, Yesawich Pepperdine Brown & Russel
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WHY is.travel necessary?

GLOBAL

ONLINE

PURCHASES

PhoCusWright

1991

2000

2003

2005

.travelgives all travel and tourism entities their enhanced share of the projected 2005 online travel purchases of $150,000,000,000

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WHAT are.travelBenefits?

.travel Directory

...every .travel registrant will have a listing in the .travel Directory, which isdesigned to match buyers and sellersof travel, tourism, or travel-related products or services

…the .travel Directory will be a global online source of travel data organized according to a travel and tourism taxonomy, supported by a world leader in cataloguing and directories

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WHAT are.travelBenefits?

.travel Trust Factor

…ALL .travel registrants will be authenticated, therefore ALL Internet users will be able to rely on .travel domain names as sites they canTRUSTthereby enhancing e-commerce transactions.

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WHO is behind.travel?

  • Travel Community
  • Businesses, organizations
  • and entities:
  • Registrants and Users
  • Policy Source and Focus
  • Tralliance Corporation
  • Authority over:
  • .travel Registry
  • .travel Directory
  • Service Providers:
    • NeuLevel
    • ChoicePoint
    • IATA
    • WAND

.travel

  • TTPC
  • Membership open to all bona fide travel associations
  • 25 Board Directors representing all travel sectors
  • Policy Development
  • Informal Domain Name Dispute Resolution
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WHO is behind.travel?

The Travel Partnership Corporation Board of Directors

Jean-Claude Baumgarten (Chairman) WTTC

Alain-Philippe Feutre / IH&RA

Bill Maloney / ASTA

Birger Backman / UFTAA

Kevin Dobby / IATA

Michael Crye / ICCL

Michael Gehrisch / IACVB

Peter de Jong / PATA

Tom Jenkins / ETOA

Tanya Abrahamse / TBCSA

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WHEN will.travel be available?

ICANN Timeline

March 2004: .travelapplication submitted to ICANN

April: Public Comment Period

July: Independent Evaluation Period Ends

August: Contract Period (with ICANN)

October: Start-up Period

January 2005: Open Registration

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WHEN will.travel be available?

[insert name of your association] Timeline for .travel

Summer 2004: (1).travel Data Authentication Forms to be sent out to our association members to fill in

(2) IH&RA will forward the authenticated data to Tralliance, at which time each .travel registrant will receive a Unique Identifying Number (UIN)

Autumn 2004: (3) IH&RAwill notify our .travel registrants when the .travel Start-up Period begins

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Some useful sites for more information:

.travel Application:www.icann.org

(or: www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-19mar04.htm)

The Travel Partnership Corporation:www.ttpc.org

Tralliance Corporation:www.tralliance.info

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS