Top U.S. Travel Agency Releases Beta Version of

Fox World Travel, one of the largest vacation travel agencies in the United States, has launched the public beta, or preview version of

Top U.S. Travel Agency Releases Beta Version of
Oshkosh, WI, May 27, 2009 --( Fox World Travel today announced the consumer beta launch of (VSS), a comparison shopping website that compares the flight and hotel vacation packages from Apple Vacations, Funjet Vacations and American Express Vacations. is the first travel search engine to aggregate these vacation companies into a single display. provides pricing and availability for more than 2,100 of the most popular hotels and resorts in the world. Destinations include, but are far from limited to Cancun, Punta Cana, Jamaica, Puerto Vallarta, London, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, Colorado, Costa Rica and Florida. Packages from Apple Vacations, Funjet Vacations and American Express Vacations can be booked directly on the site or booked with a VSS agent toll-free at 1-888-SRCH-VSS (772-4877). Unlike travel search engines such as Kayak and Sidestep, provides complete travel services in one location. You are able to search competing packages side-by-side, view quality hotel information, find excursions and special added bonuses, schedule roundtrip transfers to/from the airport and book your entire vacation package in one convenient location, all with the experience of one of the largest vacation travel agencies servicing all reservations.

"The real benefit to consumers is that they have the convenience of searching the best vacation companies online in one place with experienced, knowledgeable agents standing by ready to help. Our agents have an average tenure with us of over 10 years and an average of 10.6 years in the industry. We've walked the same beaches. We've shopped the same stores. We've eaten the same food. Our customers won't be calling into a call center overseas. They'll be talking to the best travel specialists in the industry right here in the United States," said Brian Hurley, Vice-President of Vacation Travel.

Search results on are delivered through an RIA (Rich Internet Application) allowing users to sort and filter search results quickly to find the vacation that suits them best. When users find a vacation option that interests them, they can add that search result to an individual Vacation Notebook. will take all the pricing and relevant details regarding that trip option and save it. Users can then add notes to each entry and share their notebook with family and friends. Posting a Vacation Notebook to or can be done with a single click of the mouse. Once a notebook entry has been created, users can take advantage of "One-Click Pricing" which allows a user to save valuable research time and check the current availability and pricing for their preferred package. is also debuting new localization features for delivering relevant vacation deals from a preferred city. Consumers who choose to create a free account with VSS, as well as those consumers who perform a vacation search, will find localized deals from their preferred departure city.

"We will continue to add new vacation companies to our search results and are in discussions with several at the moment. Consumers have learned over time that there's tremendous value and safety in purchasing a vacation package from established companies like Funjet Vacations, Apple Vacations and American Express Vacations. Oftentimes the transfers are included up front along with exclusive extras like free nights, resort credits and additional savings. For some destinations, you'll even have the services of a representative at your resort in the event that something goes wrong," said Chip Juedes, Director of Marketing.

Visit for more information on the current vacation companies being searched on VSS.

Fox World Travel
Brian P. Hurley