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Monaker Launches new Maupintour.com Website, Re-energizes Historic Travel Brand

WESTON, FL – May 13, 2020 – Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI), a technology leader in the travel and vacation rental markets, has launched the new Maupintour.com website, re-energizing the historic 70 year-old tour company with technology for post-pandemic travel.

Maupintour can trace is roots back to the late 1940s as a well-known and respected name in the travel industry. In the 1950s Maupintour became the first company to send tourists into the Soviet Union after World War II. The tours were unprecedented in tourism and received wide national press coverage that instantly established Maupintour as an innovative, forward-thinking company, a reputation that it still maintains. Maupintour is widely recognized by its customers and established travel agencies for creating outstanding & unique itineraries.  Historically, Maupintour experienced admirable repeat customer rates and continues to have strong brand recognition in the tour packaging community.

The Maupintour.com launch builds on its legacy of personalized travel by expanding the brand offering to include:

  • Customized individual tour packages (offered today)
  • Luxury & Ultra-Luxury Vacation Home Rentals (via connection to Monaker Booking Engine (MBE) scheduled summer 2020)
  • High-touch luxury travel services: including access to book private air, vacation home rentals, and activities (projected fall 2020)

Mr. Tim Sikora, Monaker chief information officer and chief operating officer, commented, “As we position Monaker for 2020 post pandemic travel bookings, Maupintour will play a growing role in the Monaker portfolio by expanding the cornerstone brand to include alternative lodging and high-touch luxury travel, cross leveraging our proprietary MBE technology.  We are excited to re-energize Maupintour’s legacy of innovation and personalized service and know our guests should find the new Maupintour.com an easy to use resource with access to high touch services to plan and book vacation travel.”

Mr. Sikora continued, “Parallel to the Maupintour build, and further positioning Monaker for post-pandemic bookings, we’ve continued work on MBE distributor connections and a new build for our Business Travel Solution. Industry groups are cautiously optimistic travel bookings could begin this summer with a ramp into 2021 and with work underway, Monaker should be better positioned to capture bookings on several verticals.”

Maupintour is guided by the traditions and principles instilled by the late Tom Maupin – leadership, quality, variety, value, service and the fulfillment of client’s travel dreams.

About Monaker Group

Monaker Group, Inc., is a technology-driven travel company focused on delivering innovation to the alternative lodging rental (ALR) market. The proprietary Monaker Booking Engine (MBE) provides access to more than 2.6 million instantly bookable vacation rental homes, villas, chalets, apartments, condos, resort residences, and castles. MBE offers travel distributors and agencies an industry first: a customizable, instant-booking platform for alternative lodging rental. For more about Monaker Group, visit www.monakergroup.com and follow on twitter @MonakerGroup

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