1.23.09 Travolution “Dot-travel administrator outlines 2009 strategy “

1.23.09 Travolution “Dot-travel administrator outlines 2009 strategy “

Consumer awareness and getting large businesses on board are the priorities for top-level domain dot-travel this year.

Chief executive Ed Cespedes of Tralliance, which administers the TLD, said the company is devising ways to further its reach without investing millions.

“Any new top level domain costs $250m to make the consumer aware and although more and more people have heard of it, we’re not there yet and it’s a big task.”

Cespedes added that while dot-travel is seeing uptake amongst new businesses because of the crowded dot-com space, the domain has yet to see a large brand move over.

Dot-travel is hoping awareness will build through the existing destinations such as Egypt using it as well as using some of the social media sites to promote it.

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