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Offline ye2000

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« on: September 29, 2022, 06:58:32 AM »
What happened to Travelocity on The Amazing Race? The Race was the lifeblood of the company.

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2022, 07:05:38 AM »
Guess that means no more Travelocity Roaming Gnome. I remember when he used to live-tweet the show, they stopped that several years ago.


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Re: Travelocity
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2022, 10:57:16 AM »
What happened to Travelocity on The Amazing Race? The Race was the lifeblood of the company.

Given how the past three years have been, it could be as simple as Travelocity not putting their stake back into the show with any risk whatsoever of travel restrictions or liability towards their image.  Sponsor deals can be executed well in advance of filming and sometimes in bulk (say for x amount of seasons).  At any point in the past several years they could have simply not renewed.  No way of knowing.

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Re: Travelocity
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2022, 12:40:23 PM »
Expedia actually owns Travelocity (and Orbitz as well), so the same corporation is still advertising for and supporting the Race (just using their main brand now). I agree though itíll be weird not seeing the Roaming Gnome after so many years!

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Re: Travelocity
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2022, 12:51:26 PM »
Expedia actually owns Travelocity (and Orbitz as well), so the same corporation is still advertising for and supporting the Race (just using their main brand now). I agree though itíll be weird not seeing the Roaming Gnome after so many years!

And Hotels.com and VRBO (which ran commercials during 33).


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Re: Travelocity
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2022, 11:39:34 AM »
Having Expedia is wonderful for TAR. We are blessed!
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Re: Travelocity
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2022, 05:55:11 AM »
Wonder how the Expedia Points work? Let's say a team win a trip for two to London on the show, they get say 100,000 points. What's stopping a team from using the 100,000 points for a different trip?

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Re: Travelocity
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2022, 09:19:43 AM »
Wonder how the Expedia Points work? Let's say a team win a trip for two to London on the show, they get say 100,000 points. What's stopping a team from using the 100,000 points for a different trip?
Probably nothing. Its their points.
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