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Postby QualityStocks » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:24 pm

Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) Offers Business and Leisure Travelers Specialized Travel Tools with Maupintour

Maupintour (www.maupintour.com), a specialized tour operator owned by Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI), is a hidden gem for both Monaker and its users. Maupintour, founded by Tom Maupin, designs comprehensive and creative tours for groups and individuals, offering travelers the opportunity to arrange uniquely customized tours to exotic locales. Other travel companies have booking engines that can arrange business travel, but Monaker has the unique advantage of owning a subsidiary, Maupintour, which designs specialized tours for the business traveler seeking to turn a business trip into a customized leisure adventure.

According to a 2016 Global Business Travel Association Index study (http://dtn.fm/iZ8rA), 45% of business travelers at firms with 1-249 employees extend their trips to combine business and leisure travel. Especially for younger travelers, extending company paid travel with additional days of personal travel offers them the chance to explore destinations they have already reached. Monaker’s booking engine is perfect for them to integrate the booking of business and leisure travel using the company’s efficient NextTrip.com site. For Monaker, Maupintour represents an important additional revenue stream.

To high-tech travelers, Monaker Group’s Maupintour is something very special. This 65-year-old tour arm of the company specializes in tailored tours to travelers who are adventurous and curious to try exotic trips. A business trip to Athens, Greece, can become a Maupintour archeology tour. A business meeting in Rome can become a specialized tour of the Vatican. A meeting in Chile can be extended and turned into a customized wine-tasting tour. A ho-hum business trip to a foreign location can become, by extension, an economical but glorious leisure trip, as well.

The Index study found that these travelers would use leisure travel not only to explore these destinations, but also to visit family and friends. In addition, it found that learning about a destination’s cultural offerings was important to these employees.

Monaker Group is a technology-focused company that is travel-driven, targeting the alternative lodging market (ALM). Bill Kerby, founder, chairman, and CEO of Monaker, sees ALR as one of the fastest expanding sectors of the entire travel market, projected by industry experts to reach $169 billion by 2019.

The company’s real-time booking engine offers ALR inventory, plus access to air, conventional lodging, business travel needs, and a library of greater than 15,000 video clips of destinations and leisure activities, cruises, and other travel, all on one site.

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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:06 am

Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) Set to Capitalize On Adventure Travel Market

According to a Voyager’s World article (http://dtn.fm/wVHm5), adventure tourism is on the rise because of an increase in disposable income, a change in consumer expectations, improvements in technological infrastructure, and the ability for organizations to tap into the adventure tourism markets.

The article points out that, in earlier reports from 2015, “69% of global travelers aspire to try (something) novel, something that they are previously unaccustomed to, in 2016. This also indicates that millennials plan to be more adventurous by engaging in more challenging activities.”

Adventure activities as we know them have changed, with trekking, hiking, and cycling being augmented or replaced by more extreme activities, such as bungee jumping, rappelling, paragliding, skydiving, and more. Adventurers are now looking for experiences that are both authentic and unique.

With the proliferation and development of the internet, consumers are now able to do in-depth research about nearly all destinations across the world. Despite many opting to book their adventures on their own, travel agents have now made a huge shift to online, meaning that travelers can book all-in-one package holidays from the comforts of one website.

This growing trend comes with a newfound need for safety. Because adventure travel comes with its own risks, adventurers often prefer to organize these activities through trustworthy, licensed companies, many of which offer package holidays that include flights, ground transportation, hotels, tours, and activities.

This is where Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI) comes in. The technology-focused travel company offers trips to a variety of destinations around the world through its flagship NextTrip.com. The platform caters to all types of travelers, allowing them to book their adventure holidays through NextTrip’s all-in-one travel planner, which works on desktop, mobile devices and tablets.

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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:24 pm

Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) to Present at ROTH Conference on March 15, 2017

Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI) will present at the ROTH Conference on March 15, 2017. The 29th annual conference will be held March 13-15 in Dana Point, California, at the Ritz-Carlton. Monaker Group is a multi-tiered technology travel company targeting the high-end tourism market, the alternative lodging rental (ALR) industry, and business/leisure travelers.

Bill Kerby, chairman and CEO, will present on March 15 at noon, when he is expected to discuss the company’s all-in-one site that includes a real-time booking engine for ALR, conventional travel and specialized tours. Omar Jimenez, company CFO, and Richard Marshall, director of corporate development, will also be present.

The presentation will be rebroadcast on the company’s website and will be broadcast live at http://wsw.com/webcast/roth31/mkgi. Kerby, Jimenez, and Marshall will be available for meetings throughout the conference for institutional and individual investors. Meetings can be pre-scheduled through email at OneOnOneRequests@roth.com.

Hundreds of companies are scheduled to make presentations at the ROTH Conference, as well as to participate in question sessions and direct and small group meetings.

ROTH Capital Partners, LLC, is a privately-held investment bank based in Newport Beach, California, that’s focused on emerging companies.

Monaker Group operates the NextTrip.com website, which offers rich content and a library of some 15,000 hours of video that assist travelers in their search for travel destinations and tours. The booking engine offers users the choice of conventional travel, ALR, or specialized tours prepared by a subsidiary of the company. The company has targeted several demographics, and it sees the potential growth of the ALR market, especially for travelers who seek challenging and adventurous trips. Monaker is also focused on business travelers who wish to add additional days for personal travel. Monaker Group aims to capitalize on ALR’s current status as one of the fastest growing sectors of the travel industry.

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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:09 pm

Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) Adds Artificial Intelligence to its Arsenal Targeting $817 Billion Digital Travel Market

Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI) is bringing artificial intelligence (AI) to the travel industry, giving users the opportunity to book through its all-in-one search engine for conventional air, land travel, and rental cars, while also evaluating alternative lodging rentals (ALR). The platform is designed to speed up the researching and booking time for consumers from hours to minutes, the company said. Monaker Group is a travel company that is technology-driven, focused on the ALR sector, and offers both mainstream and alternative travel in one place to travelers.

Targeted for a rollout in the first quarter of 2017, the AI enhanced ‘planner’ feature on the company’s booking site is designed to reduce booking time and research. On its website, NextTrip.com, a subsidiary company of Monaker Group, Inc., the user can view suggested travel itineraries, read articles on destinations, view a library of videos, and book trips — all on a single site. The company utilizes a profile of the user to offer travel.

In its February 2017 presentation (http://dtn.fm/7cO0F) for investors, available on its website, the company details the growth of digital travel and the role of AI in delivering diverse travel, from its branded Maupintour customized tours to conventional hotels, to the consumer. eMarketer (http://dtn.fm/Ke7ul) research finds that digital travel reached $564.87 billion in 2016, and it is projected to reach $817.54 billion by 2020.

Monaker’s proprietary booking engine is also designed for access by online travel agents (OTA), so they can simply “plug and play” when delivering the ALR market for their clients. Monaker’s worldwide inventory includes more than 500,000 resort residences, one million accept/request properties, and even those offering a ‘make an offer’ bidding solution option. The inventory offered ranges from luxury timeshares and conventional hotels to tours and concierge services. Its inventory totals 1.2 million vacation rentals, with an additional 1.8 million more in process, the company said in its presentation.

The result is a comprehensive site, offering travelers real-time AI to help plan a business or leisure trip or a combination of the two, all on one site. Consumers can either book directly with Monaker via NextTrip.com, or use an online travel agent who earns commissions by booking with Monaker. The traveler gets suggested ideas, watches videos, and then plans a vacation using major branded air, land, and tour partners. Monaker Group can do the same for business trips, as well as for a combination of business and leisure.

The debut of AI cuts the time for researching and booking travel, using a profile of the traveler to aid in the research process. The result is quick booked travel after the user has viewed videos and made decisions.

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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:44 pm

Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) ROTH Presentation Covers Company Strategy for First-In-Industry Travel Platform Targeting $100 Billion ALR Market

On March 15, 2017, Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI) gave a presentation at the 29th Annual ROTH Conference held in Dana Point, California. Bill Kerby, chairman and CEO of Monaker Group, made the presentation, covering what Monaker has accomplished, along with the company’s strategy and plans for 2017.

Florida-based Monaker Group considers itself a technology-driven travel company, with a B2B and B2C platform that offers a first-in-industry real-time system for the booking of Alternative Lodging Rentals (ALR), including vacation homes, resort residences, and unused timeshares. Importantly, the system integrates this with mainstream travel products and services, all on a single site. As a key engine for growth, Monaker has designed the approach to be compelling to major travel business partners as well as to end consumers.

Kerby began the presentation by explaining the value and potential of bringing, for the first time, ALR business into the mainstream travel industry. According to Kerby, Monaker has been working aggressively on building its ALR program for the past 15 months, based upon an online platform similar to Airbnb, but designed from scratch with greater functionality and flexibility. This is significant, since Airbnb has a market cap of roughly $31 billion. In addition, this work has been funded largely by Monaker’s own directors and key insiders, and they now feel they have the money in place to launch and take the company into profitability. For interested investors, MKGI is still in the small-cap range, with approximately 11 million shares outstanding.

The multi-billion dollar ALR market is the fastest growing travel sector, primarily because people increasingly view it as a preferable alternative to staying in hotels, offering more for the money, and yet it sits largely outside the traditional travel industry. Monaker’s innovation is to use superior digital technology to bring ALR into the mainstream travel industry in a way not currently available with any other platform. Currently, the overall global travel market is approximately $1.2 trillion, with the online services portion representing about $593 billion. The ALR sector has jumped from very little to $100 billion in just the past six years, and it is expected to grow to about $170 billion over the next couple of years.

People prefer the convenience and economy of ALR properties, and the soon-to-be-launched Monaker platform greatly exceeds Airbnb’s ALR by offering ALR properties with real-time booking and instant confirmation, versus consumers having to contact an ALR property owner and then wait and hope they get back in time in order to coordinate travel plans. Monaker lets consumers book ALR with instant confirmation, just as they would a hotel or plane travel. Monaker now has one million properties available for display, with another two million under contract, compared with Airbnb’s 2.5 million and Expedia’s Home Away at about 1.2 million.

Monaker will soon launch its platform on its NextTrip.com website and associated mobile app, with another critical factor being that the site will not only represent the best and most efficient portal for ALR properties, it will also offer 200,000 hotels and over 400 airlines, as well as all the major car rental companies, restaurants, cruise programs, tours and activities. As a result, it is expected to become the industry’s first and only one-stop shop offering instant confirmation for all types of travel booking.

Monaker will also be rolling out a Group Planner system, which will allow multiple individuals in a group to view travel plans, letting them participate and vote, and using PayPal to transfer any needed funds once ready to book. The system also offers rebates for booking and for trip feedback, generating an objective reference database for future travelers. The company will also be moving toward an optional Artificial Intelligence engine for smart travel planning based upon traveler preferences. Preliminary evaluations suggest that this AI option will significantly reduce the time required for planning and booking, but it will be a strictly optional offering so that users have complete discretion over the use of information.

A key driver for all of this, and especially the high-margin ALR business, is the large number of big-distributor partnerships that Monaker has developed. The company makes it easy and inviting for airlines, as well as cruise and tour operators, to access the Monaker property inventory, allowing them to flexibly pick and choose properties, adjusting the markups and fees they want to apply, and plugging it all into their own websites to present it exactly the way they prefer, and all with real-time booking. Monaker has also paired up with Mark Travel, the largest travel wholesaler in the U.S., to make the Monaker product available on its large VAX system, which is used by 70,000 travel agents. Monaker is also working with Recruiter.com, and its connection with nationwide business decision makers, to use Monaker products for company business and vacation travel.

Finally, Monaker also owns the major long-established upscale touring company Maupintour, offering luxury tours anywhere in the world. These are not just your typical tours, but customized private adventures for individuals or groups, with what the company considers the best professional tour planners in the business.

A replay of the live ROTH Conference is available at http://dtn.fm/Li0Vs.

For other information on Monaker Group, refer to www.MonakerGroup.com
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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:17 pm

Monaker Group’s (MKGI) ROTH Conference Presentation Details How Mark Travel Partnership Will Deliver a Marketing Advantage

Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI), in its March 15, 2017, presentation at the ROTH Conference (http://dtn.fm/zhZm7), said that its B2B and B2C site, NextTrip.com, will be enhanced in 2Q2017 and its wholesale travel partner, Mark Travel (www.MarkTravel.com), is an important element of its strategic advantage.

Monaker Group is a high technology travel provider that offers users an all-in-one site with artificial intelligence that provides conventional travel, alternative leisure rentals (ALR), and a library of videos to help consumers and businesses choose their plans. The booking engine offers real-time digital data and reduces the time it takes to book diverse travel from hours to minutes, the company said in its ROTH Presentation slide deck.

The company said Mark Travel, through its Trisept Solutions technology firm, will power Monaker Group’s NextTrip and offer expanded product offerings and distribution. Monaker Group said Mark Travel offers both B2B and B2C advantages. In B2B, it offers its VAX XML link to more than 200 companies. Its VAX VacationAccess system is a portal for more than 70,000 travel agents and greater than 50 leisure travel suppliers, together accounting for more than $1 billion in annual bookings. In B2C, Mark Travel offers Monaker Group preferential pricing for air, car, hotel, and ground activities. It will also offer integration with its travel-linked artificial intelligence platform.

“Trisept has the most advanced technology available for leisure vacation packaging today,” commented Bill Kerby, chairman and CEO of Monaker Group. “Expanding NextTrip’s capabilities and access to agents and consumers will accelerate our growth and differentiate us from our competition.”

In addition to the technological advantages, Monaker Group’s marketing efforts are set to benefit from partnering with wholesaler Mark Travel. At $3 billion in annual sales, Mark Travel is the largest wholesaler of travel in North America. It owns Funjet Vacations, founded in 1974, which specializes in personalized and independent vacations for groups and individuals.

Mark Travel’s other brands include Southwest Vacations, United Vacations, Mark International, Showtime Tours, Blue Sky Tours, and My Destination Wellness. The company offers service to more than 1,100 destinations globally and specializes in end-to-end travel service for its clients.

To Monaker Group, Mark Travel offers Trisept Solutions, a high technology travel platform through which it offers several other booking advantages. These include VAX VacationAccess, a $1 billion booking engine that brings together more than 70,000 travel agents with more than 50 leisure travel suppliers. Also, Mark Travel brings its Xcelerator agency platform with artificial intelligence. Its Synapse provides back office travel functions on a secure and seamless platform, Monaker Group added.

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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:52 am

Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) Meeting Customer Needs by Integrating Alternative Lodging Rentals into Mainstream Travel Marketing

Today, customers have a lot more choice when it comes to booking accommodation for a holiday. Gone are the days when holidaymakers and travelers had no option but to book hotels for their vacations. Now, they can choose from a variety of short- and long-term house rentals, vacation homes, resorts, timeshares, and other Alternative Lodging Rentals (ALR).

Hotel companies are changing their services to suit the needs of a new generation, but, although traditional lodging has not been forgotten, it is starting to face serious competition from ALR. In fact, according to a survey undertaken by OAG published on Tnooz.com (http://dtn.fm/R5Bv6), of the 2,500 travelers questioned, two-thirds being leisure travelers with the rest taking trips for work, more than 50% would like to see accommodations from Airbnb, a major online ALR marketplace, in travel agency search results. Not only this, the majority of these people also stated that they would book such accommodations on an online travel agency if they could. But ALR options still have little or no representation in the mainstream travel industry, especially if the traveler wants instant confirmation of ALR bookings. Whether booking ALR properties through Airbnb or other services, people seeking such non-traditional accommodations still face the time-consuming hassle of waiting for the ALR property owner/manager to respond, unlike with airline or hotel bookings.

In addition, from a business travel point of view, companies seem to still be slow on the uptake. Out of the one-third of those taking trips for business, less than 5% said that their company offers Airbnb as a lodging option. However, a third of those people said they would take advantage of such lodgings if they could.

As a result of this need for integrating ALR into mainstream travel marketing, Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI), a technology-driven travel company, has been developing and will soon be launching the first real-time system for booking ALR, such as vacation homes and unused timeshares, among others, on its NextTrip.com website and mobile application.

Currently, customers wanting to book alternative lodging are having to contact property owners, wait for responses, and wait for confirmation from the potential host. As a result, ALR has been one of Monaker’s key focal points, and the company believes there is a large gap in the market due to the fact that these accommodation options are currently offered separately to other alternatives such as hotels. The convenience of instant booking confirmations and the ability to perform all travel planning and booking from one site represent a major shift in the travel industry, and Monaker aims to be the company to offer it.

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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:40 pm

Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) Set to Disturb Travel Distribution Technology Market

Alternative Lodging Rentals (ALRs) have taken over as a hot topic in the world of tourism. ALR offers customers a more flexible approach to vacations. Depending upon the location, travel consumers can often find larger accommodations for less money, with more facilities such as kitchens, outdoor spaces, and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms throughout the rented space.

Despite different types of travelers looking for different features in their vacation rentals, a recent survey in Tripping.com found that nearly all travelers like to have the same basic things (http://dtn.fm/7Ce50). Although many of those surveyed highlighted the need for a kitchen, good value for their money, a decent level of privacy, and a lot of space, the need for on-site technology was not far behind. Many people like to stay plugged in while away, and this is not limited to just the internet. While Wi-Fi is a major factor, cable and HDTV also came in high on the list of ALR requirements. Also, more than a quarter of those surveyed said they look for smart features when booking an ALR, including smart security systems, smart entry, and smart electronics such as TV.

However, the modern traveler’s tech needs go beyond the accommodation itself. It starts on the booking platform. We live in a world where customers have been given the technology to place orders and book experiences with the click of a button. According to Jen O’Neil from Tripping.com, “Recent trends show that travelers of all ages are gravitating toward the instant booking model, so we expect that the vast majority of properties will be booked instantly within the next few years.”

Unfortunately, booking ALR properties has not traditionally been that easy. Often, customers have to submit a request to the landlord or property manager, discuss their needs, apply to book the property, and wait for approval. Luckily, Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI) recently announced that it will soon be launching a real-time booking system whereby customers can book their ALR accommodations and get instant confirmation, just as with air travel or hotels.

In addition, Monaker, through its flagship NextTrip.com, will be giving business and vacation travelers the chance to not only book ALR, but all other travel bookings, such as flights, tours, car rentals, and more. This new system will be the first of its kind, becoming the one-stop travel shop for all consumer needs.

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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:15 pm

Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) Positioned for Success in Booming ALR Market

With 2.3 million listings and a valuation of more than $30 billion, Airbnb has become the behemoth of the alternative lodging rental (ALR) industry. Concocted 10 years ago to supplement rent, the idea of renting lodging from private home owners has taken off and turned the travel industry on its head. Renting a room or an entire house has gained widespread public acceptance. By providing vacationers with better options and home owners with newfound income, high-margin revenues can be generated by the intermediary. Naturally, this mutually beneficial arrangement for owners and renters has spurred competition in the alternative lodging rental arena. Multiple companies now offer varying forms of online alternative lodging rentals. The ALR market has proven to be so large and lucrative that the owner of one of the world’s largest travel websites, Expedia, acquired HomeAway’s ALR platform for $3.9 billion in 2015.

Even with large valuations for the companies, traditional ALR booking has drawbacks for travelers. Ongoing irritants include the need to employ multiple sites to arrange lodging, airlines, cruises, concierge services, and rental cars. Delayed lodging and travel confirmation is also a continuing source of consternation with travelers trying to book vacation packages. Often taking days or even weeks, travelers can’t even start to arrange for transportation or other services until after confirmation of lodging. In spite of this quandary, most ALR sites require users to fend for themselves when trying to create and book a comprehensive vacation itinerary.

The stand-out strength of Monaker Group (OTCQB: MKGI) is that it has managed to eliminate these irritants and delays. Monaker now offers a first in the ALR market: instant confirmation for ALR booking. Monaker Group’s unique ALR platform offers these services through its innovative, real-time booking platform NextTrip.com. The company then brings this unmatched new tool into the mainstream travel industry, merging it with conventional travel bookings, so that NextTrip.com is the only platform to offer travelers real-time ALR booking plus access to all the other conventional travel and lodging options needed to plan and organize vacations. There’s nothing else like it.

A technology driven, comprehensive travel company, Monaker Group utilizes multiple divisions and brands, leveraging its more than 60 years of operation in leisure travel, to serve the tourism industry. Decades of experience have given Monaker invaluable insights into how to best serve today’s traveler. On the high end, the company provides highly customizable tours, escorted vacations and travel solutions through its Maupintour subsidiary. Monaker’s Extraordinary Vacations Group (EXVG) platform will soon exploit a largely untapped market by providing timeshare owners the ability to market their unused timeshare, fractional, condo-hotel units to travelers, while the company’s Voyage TV division, with thousands of hours of worldwide travel footage, is utilized to enhance and market travel services across all of the company’s brands.

In the large and lucrative ALR market, Monaker’s real-time booking innovations and comprehensive one-stop services have given Monaker a new and unique position in the travel industry.

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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:40 am

Will Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) Disrupt and Transform the ALR Market?

It’s not just the size, but also the demand and margins involved in the alternative lodging rental (ALR) market that are impressive. Providing a platform where travelers can rent private homes and other non-traditional lodging has proved to be disruptive and transformative to the travel industry. The number of users just keeps growing while home owners and travelers mutually benefit, and the platform providers generate enormous revenues due to higher margins.

The obvious elephant in this arena is Airbnb, which has grown from inception 10 years ago to a valuation of more than $30 billion. Because of the size and demand in the ALR market, other players like HomeAway, Priceline, and FlipKey have staked out territory. Airbnb has about 2.5 million ALR listings in inventory, including homes and rooms of private owners. HomeAway has about 1.2 million ALR listings, while Priceline has around a half million and FlipKey has 700,000. However, unlike hotels, each of these platforms relies on the private property owner to provide confirmation to the traveler, a process which can take days to complete. This doesn’t sit well with travelers trying to nail down travel details. In fact, a recent article in tnooz travel (http://dtn.fm/ULTi5) showed that, no matter how much they may like the economy and locational advantages typically offered by alternative lodging rentals, travelers really desire the convenience and ease of one-stop booking and instant confirmation, as provided by travel agencies.

One upstart travel company is about to deliver exactly what customers want and, in the process, could disrupt and transform the ALR market and perhaps the entire travel industry. Technology-driven Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI) has more than 60 years of operational experience serving the tourism industry. This has given Monaker valuable insights into how to best serve today’s traveler and how to deliver ALR options on customer terms. Through its flagship ALR brand, NextTrip, Monaker currently offers about a million ALR listings with another 1.8 million-plus listings in process to be delivered to the travel industry’s fastest growing sector. More importantly Monaker Group’s unique ALR platform, NextTrip.com, is the only platform to offer travelers real-time booking of ALR properties, plus full access to traditional travel lodgings and transportation options, effectively encompassing everything needed to plan and organize vacations. By combining immediate ALR confirmation with all other travel options such as airlines, cruises, concierge services, and rental cars, Monaker will be able to provide the first true all-in-one online booking site.

The tnooz article also highlighted some other shortcomings of current ALR platforms. Survey results showed that over half of respondents would find it valuable if online travel agencies offered ALR options, while less than five percent of business travelers were given ALR options and a third would utilize ALR if offered. Presciently, Monaker already addressed these consumer concerns by delivering white label, real-time ALR solutions to Mark Travel and another 85,000 independent travel agents, in addition to providing links to over 200 corporations. Monaker facilitates the complexity of multiple bookings with multiple variations through integration with artificial intelligence travel platforms.

Monaker, given such technical and strategic innovations in an enormous market, represents breakthrough potential at a bargain price for investors. The company trades in the small cap market with about 11 million shares outstanding and about 6 million shares in the float. Estimates show unusually high insider ownership at around 68 percent of the company. That rate of insider ownership suggests that management and other insiders are convinced that they are on the cusp of disrupting and transforming the ALR market and reaping huge rewards in the process.

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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:39 pm

Monaker Group (MKGI) Has an Advantage in Surging Alternative Lodging Rental Market – Instant Booking Confirmation

Monaker Group (OTCQB: MKGI) has an advantage in the alternative lodging rental (ALR) market. A research report from CBRE Hotels (formerly PF Hospitality) finds that ALR now accounts for 9% of total lodging units in the 10 largest markets in the U.S. and is a threat to the growth and pricing of traditional hotels (http://dtn.fm/OZw8o). In the ALR war, Monaker Group has the advantage of instant online booking for both alternative and traditional lodging.

Monaker Group is using artificial intelligence (AI) as it develops its website, NextTrip.com. It will offer travel agents and consumers a single all-in-one instant confirmation booking site where a user can book ALR, traditional hotels and airfare — everything for a vacation, business trip or a combination of the two. It is a high-technology company focused on the ALR market with its instant confirmation advantage available across non-traditional and traditional travel.

The total inventory of Monaker Group will reach 1.5 million vacation rentals by June 2017, per the company. Earlier this year, it offered one million accept/request properties, its worldwide inventory of resort properties and even “make an offer” bidding solution options. eMarketer research projects that the digital travel market will reach $817.54 billion by 2020 (http://dtn.fm/0Uhh8). Monaker Group will offer ALR digitally plus traditional hotels on its single site. Bill Kerby, founder, chairman and CEO of Monaker Group, said that its site will be an intuitive and fully comprehensive booking platform.

The CBRE Hotels report shows that major ALR player Airbnb is adding more units at a faster clip than traditional hotels, showing the power of the ALR market. For example, in New York, out of a total of 140,000 lodging units, Airbnb accounts for almost 23,000 units, or 16%, as of September 2016. In Los Angeles, ALR accounted for 12% of the lodging units. The numbers were 11% in San Francisco and 9.2% in Miami, the report showed. The available lodging rental units also translated into total hotel-generated room revenue, with ALR accounting for 6% in Los Angles and about 5% in New York, San Francisco and Oakland. In total, CBRE found that more than 55% of Airbnb’s revenues from October 2014 to September 2015 came from five U.S. cities: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and Boston. “I take my hat off to them. They saw an opportunity that the rest of us missed,” Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joyce noted in a news release. CBRE projected that, as Airbnb grows, its impact will reduce new hotel construction and keep traditional hotel room rates down.

Meanwhile, Monaker Group has a major advantage with its all-in-one instant booking platform. It gives something in the online marketplace that users want but haven’t had before: instant ALR confirmation plus full integration with traditional travel options. Monaker Group said in its investor presentation that it has a mobile app under development that offers users access to its proprietary ALR inventory, real-time booking, an extensive library of videos showing resorts, and even access to online travel agents. Its booking platform is comprehensive for travelers seeking ALR.

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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:49 pm

Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) Primed to Benefit from Booming ALR Market

The ALR market is booming, representing a major boost to Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI) and its successful integration of ALR booking with the traditional travel market. ALR (alternative lodging rental) is the industry moniker used to describe the practice of travelers and vacationers renting homes from private owners rather than utilizing traditional lodging such as hotels. Various forms of this simple practice of linking private homeowners with travelers to secure accommodations has been in practice for centuries. Throughout history, it was common for homeowners to rent space in their homes to weary travelers. Most of the time, private homes were the only accommodations available, and word of mouth identified homeowners willing to rent. Some homes ultimately morphed into full-time hotels, and a delineation occurred between public and private accommodations. Over time, renting directly from homeowners waned as travelers relied on traditional hotels for lodging. It all changed again with the advent of the internet and the ingenious creation of global platforms to link homeowners with those seeking lodging. The ALR market has since exploded, and the number of users just keeps growing. Homeowners and travelers both benefit, while the platform providers generate enormous revenues.

Numerous competitors have sprung up since the inception of alternative lodging rental platforms. Airbnb, HomeAway, Priceline, VRBO and FlipKey are some of the more recognizable names, with multitudes of others vying for the travel dollars. In the U.S. alone, private accommodation rentals totaled about $32 billion in 2016, and that figure is projected to grow to $37 billion by 2018. The revenues and valuations in this sector are enormous. Airbnb is now valued at over $31 billion, and online travel giant Expedia purchased HomeAway for $3.9 billion.

This contemporary peer-to-peer rental of apartments, homes, and spare bedrooms has generated a lot of demand and is hugely profitable for the platform providers that connect these parties. However, even with all the noise and competition, the consumer is still left wanting. Unlike hotel booking, which provides instant confirmation and easy travel planning, all of the current ALR companies still rely on convoluted confirmation systems, typically relying on the homeowner to provide the confirmation. This process has been known to take days or even weeks, leaving the traveler in travel planning limbo. There’s also no way a traveler can book ALR lodging through the convenience of a travel agent. Travelers are forced to utilize multiple sites to book flights, cars, services or entertainment and lack a cohesive one-stop shop to book a vacation. It just didn’t exist in the ALR market, until now.

Technology-driven Monaker Group, Inc. is set to disrupt the status quo in ALR and deliver what the customers want. Monaker has more than 60 years of operational experience serving the tourism industry and has pioneered a proprietary system to provide instant confirmation for bookings. The company has also established an extensive network of travel agents to offer ALR options, an alternative never before provided to travelers. Monaker already has a competitive ALR inventory compared to the largest players in the sector, and, given the disruptive changes Monaker is bringing to the vast ALR market, the company should garner lots of attention from investors looking to profit from the alternative lodging rental industry.

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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Wed May 10, 2017 4:09 pm

MIRNewsBreaks – Monaker Group (MKGI) Reviews Fiscal 2017 Successes

Travel and technology company Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI) today reported results for the full fiscal year ended February 28, 2017. Highlights include introducing the first customizable alternative instant booking engine, adding hundreds of properties to the Monaker travel network, and signing of the first major industry partner to integrate its instant booking engine. The company also provided its optimistic outlook for the current fiscal year as its target market is expected to grow at more than 7% CAGR, making it the fastest growing sector of the travel industry. Additionally, the company expects to release NextTrip Phase II in late summer 2017 and increase its inventory of properties from 1.2 million to more than 2 million.
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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Thu May 25, 2017 4:41 pm

MissionIRNewsBreaks – Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) Announces Launch of NextTrip Website and Mobile App

Travel and technology company Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI) this morning announced the launch of NextTrip, a new travel website and companion mobile app featuring instant alternative lodging rentals (ALRs). The NextTrip mobile app is now available for download on both Android and iOS devices, giving users access to more than 1.2 million instantly-bookable ALR properties, 200,000 hotels, 400 airlines, all major car rental companies and 10,000 tourist activities. “The launch of NextTrip demonstrates how Monaker has solved one of the biggest pain-points in the travel industry — lack of access to instant booking of ALR,” Bill Kerby, CEO of Monaker, stated in the news release. “So, if you book it, you’ve got it. No waiting minutes or hours as you wait to hear back from the property owner. You can now go ahead and book flight, car or tour packages at the same time of your ALR, all on the same site, and without hesitation.” NextTrip is powered by the Monaker Booking Engine (MBE), a cloud-based technology platform that allows for custom integration into virtually any existing booking platform. Monaker aims to leverage this advanced technology to capitalize on the forecast growth of the ALR industry, which is on pace to top $194 billion in 2021, according to Technavio.
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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:02 pm

Wait No More, Travelers: Monaker Group’s (MKGI) NextTrip Website Provides Instant Confirmation Service for ALR Users

When a would-be traveler is booking a trip, the last thing they want to do is wait around for hours or even days for the owner of an alternative lodging rental (ALR) to get back to them and confirm a booking of the property. Streamlining the travel booking process like never before, Monaker Group’s (OTCQB: MKGI) proprietary booking engine has solved one of the travel industry’s most frustrating problems: lack of access to instant booking confirmation for ALRs. The company is rolling out the technology with “white label” B2B integrations into main stream travel channels.

Hotel websites have long offered instant booking, letting travelers immediately see and have confirmation that they have successfully booked a hotel stay. However, for ALR properties, which include private vacation homes, apartments, condos, chalets, villas and even castles, those wishing to book a stay have been at the mercy of property owners to get back to them before they could complete a booking. Monaker has done away with that waiting game, however — much to the delight of travelers everywhere.

Monaker’s recently launched NextTrip website and accompanying NextTrip mobile app have solved the issue of ALR booking delays, providing users with a huge selection of instantly bookable ALR property choices throughout the world — instant confirmation, no waiting! NextTrip also lets users book other major travel services while they’re shopping for ALR properties, including conventional hotels, airlines, car rentals and tour packages, making NextTrip a true one-stop shop for travelers everywhere. In all, the NextTrip website and mobile app list over 1.2 million instantly bookable ALR properties along with 200,000 hotels, 400 airlines, every major rental car company and 10,000 activities for tourists.

The Monaker Booking Engine (MBE), a new cloud-based technology platform, powers NextTrip, delivering Monaker’s worldwide ALR inventory through a flexible API that also supports the distribution of the company’s ALR products to B2B travel industry partners. The company’s MBE and API have been built to the very latest industry standards, enabling customer integration into virtually any existing travel booking system.

ALR is one of the fastest growing sectors in the travel industry and is projected to grow at more than seven percent CAGR to reach $194 billion by 2021. The global online travel market is expected to reach $1,091 billion by 2022, according to a recent report from Allied Market Research. Monaker is seeking to capitalize on these incredible growth projections as it meets the rapidly increasing demand for easily bookable alternative lodging.

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Re: Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Postby QualityStocks » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:20 pm

MissionIRNewsBreaks – Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) Announces Completion of $3 Million Private Placement ahead of Planned Nasdaq Uplisting

Travel and technology company Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI) this morning announced the completion of its previously detailed private placement equity financing with a group of institutional and accredited individual investors for gross proceeds of $3 million. Certain insiders and board members also participated in the offering, representing $635,000, or approximately 21 percent of the offering amount. “This new capital provides us the means to further strengthen our B2B alternative lodging rental platform for mainstream travel companies eager to enter the vacation rental space, as well as prepare us for an up listing to the Nasdaq Capital Market,” Bill Kerby, CEO of Monaker Group, noted in the news release. “We believe this successful funding reflects the confidence of institutional investors in our unique business model and recognition of how our customizable booking platform — the first to offer 1.4 million instantly-bookable alternative lodging properties — will be a true game changer for the travel industry.” Monaker intends to use proceeds from this placement to expand its technology division and alternative lodging rentals offerings, as well as for general corporate purposes.
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