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 February 13, 2012
Global Voyages Group Adds Travel Dynamics international To Its Portfolio

 David A. Giersdorf, president and CEO of Global Voyages Group (GVG) has announced the addition of New York based small-ship operator Travel Dynamics International to its expanding portfolio of cruise line and tour company clients. GVG provides cruise companies, tour operators and other leisure travel suppliers wishing to expand their marketing and sales presence in the all-important North America market with comprehensive and cost-effective performance improving solutions.

Commenting on the company's new relationship with Travel Dynamics International, Giersdorf states, "I've long admired the long-standing innovation and leadership of Travel Dynamics International in creating and operating some of the most compelling travel experiences in the world aboard their purpose-built small cruise ships. We are enthused and delighted to assist Travel Dynamics International in their ongoing commitment to educate professional travel agents about the company's unique and extensive programs and support their efforts to book their clients."

Travel Dynamics International is one of the leading operators of high-caliber educational programs aboard small cruise ships. Founded on the belief that traveling and learning about the world and its many cultures enriches individuals and society as a whole, the company excels at delivering extraordinary customized voyages, guided by distinguished scholars and experts, to the traveler with a keen intellectual interest in history, culture, and nature.

In 2012, the company's extensive cruise programs include a new series of United States itineraries that take in the Great Lakes, New England, Canada's Maritime Provinces and America's East and Gulf Coasts aboard the well-known and recently-acquired 138-guest U.S.-flagged M/V Yorktown. As with all Travel Dynamics International voyages, each of the Yorktown cruises are led by a team of expert lecturers and speakers encompassing a variety of topics related to the places visited. Rates for the North American cruises start at $3,995 per person, double and include all the shore excursions and activities. Additionally, the 114-guest Corinthian II will operate voyages throughout the Mediterranean and expedition cruises to Antarctica. The intimate 34-guest Callisto will provide unequalled access to the most intriguing ports and experiences of Western Africa, Greece, Turkey and the Black Sea.

"We could not think of a more professional and capable resource than the team at Global Voyages Group to help us continue and expand upon our foundation of success in the North America market," states Vassos Papagapitos, Co-President, Travel Dynamics International. "In our 40-plus years of operation we have not encountered an organization with such deep expertise and passion for the type of travel that Travel Dynamics International is dedicated to providing."

Global Voyages Group

Based in Bellevue, WA, Global Voyages Group has a relentless focus on growing revenue and improving financial performance for cruise companies, tour operators and other travel suppliers. GVG's proprietary performance-based business approach offers fully-integrated solutions that improve financial performance by expanding distribution and increasing travel consumer demand while significantly lowering customer acquisition costs.

GVG services include sales and channel management, integrated marketing solutions, reservations and business processing. The company also offers advisory services for product development, pricing and revenue management.

Travel Dynamics International

For more than 40 years Travel Dynamics International has specialized in small ship cruising, designing one-of-a-kind itineraries for travelers who regard every journey as a voyage of exploration.