SOURCE: Extraordinary Vacations Group

March 27, 2006 12:17 ET

Extraordinary Vacations Group Projects a Banner Year in Sales for Maupintour Division

Acquisition of Maupintour Proves to Be a Winner

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2006 -- Extraordinary Vacations Group, Inc. (OTC: EXVG) announced today that its newly-acquired tour division, Maupintour, is experiencing its best booking quarter in the past three years, with tour sales up over 40% year-to-date. In the month of February alone, gross bookings reached $1.2 million.

Bill Kerby, chairman of Extraordinary Vacations Group, Inc., stated: "We are very pleased with the acquisition and dramatically improved performance of Maupintour. It has exceeded our expectations, and we believe it will continue to flourish as we capitalize on the existing synergies within our company divisions. For example, our home-based and traditional travel agency divisions now have a competitive advantage in booking Maupintour and are starting to increase sales. Also, our luxury travel division, Attache, is assisting in handling the increase in travel requests for the Maupintour product." Kerby added, "We knew Maupintour was a good company, given its reputation and long history of innovation in the industry, but it is proving to be an absolute gem and is adding to all aspects of our company."

Jeff Cohen, president of Maupintour, also commented, "Maupintour is benefiting from its competitive advantage of limited group size in its core-business of escorted tours and the growth of customized travel packages. We are seeing a substantial increase in requests from our customers to create their own dream vacation, and Maupintour is the perfect solution to this rapidly growing segment of the travel industry."

Maupintour is entering its 55th year of providing innovative, luxury programs to the traveling public which offer clients a wide range of travel options, including escorted tours, independent program elements, city stays, spa getaways, cruisetours and rail journeys. Product lines include Classic tours, which includes returning programs that are proven favorites; Limited Edition, which includes event-driven, once-in-the-year special events and exotic destinations; and Holidays, which is a collection of fall foliage, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's tours.


Extraordinary Vacations Group ("EXVG") is a media-based travel company providing solutions to customers' needs through membership-driven travel services. The Company's proprietary technology and travel relationships ensure competitive pricing and service, creating true value to its customers. EXVG's subsidiaries include Maupintour, Cruise Shoppes, Attaché Concierge Services, Travel Magazine T.V. Shows, and Trip Professionals.

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Some of the statements in this press release, including those that contain the words "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "should," "intend" and other similar expressions, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements or those of our industry to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievement to differ materially from those described or implied in the forward-looking statements include the risks inherent to the travel industry generally, competition from others that have substantially greater resources and more favorable operating results than we have and unfavorable general economic conditions, which may significantly affect discretionary travel and leisure activities on which our business is substantially dependent. We do not undertake any obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of this date.

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