Continuing Global Growth in Number
of .travel Websites
Do You Own Your .travel Site?
Published by SKAL News in its July-September 2008 Newsletter
For those of you that are aware of .travel and currently own your .travel website, this article will act as an update of .travel news, progress, and press, but for the remainder that do not know of .travel, this will serve as your introduction to .travel and its role in the future of travel and tourism on the Internet.
You may ask what is .travel? Did you mean travel.com or travel.co.uk? As the travel and tourism industry’s exclusive domain name, .travel is unlike .com, .net, .co.uk, or .es, it clearly states your industry and brand with a level of validity like no other domain name. With the industry support of associations such as SKAL, .travel was created to move the Internet to its next chapter of industry specific domain names.
As the awareness of .travel to the industry and consumer increase, we are witnessing growth in .travel domain name sales. As a result of enhanced visibility through participation in trade shows, significant e-marketing, press coverage, and the work of Tralliance Partners, the momentum of the .travel movement has quickened its pace. In all of the countries that we traveled to including Germany, France, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the U.S., the .travel domain name is proving its value. Currently, there are over 250,000 .travel sites that are up and running.