Extraordinary Vacations Group Announces Acquisition of Maupintour, LLC

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — (MARKET WIRE) — 12/14/2005 — Extraordinary Vacations Group, Inc. (OTC: EXVG) is pleased to announce that it has today completed the acquisition of Maupintour, LLC.

Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a satellite office in Kansas, Maupintour specializes both in deluxe, all-inclusive, escorted travel itineraries worldwide and independent vacation packages. Started more than 50 years ago, Maupintour is a respected and leading tour operator, and offers more than 125 tours to destinations worldwide. Its “life-seeing” approach to planning vacations allows travelers to meet people and to experience the culture of a country, as well as to visit both the typical and the more exotic, out-of-the-way tourist landmarks.

Maupintour has several divisions that provide an exceptional variety of all-inclusive escorted tours, including: MaupinWaterways, which provides river and canal cruises as well as ocean-going cruisetours; MaupinGroups, which plans large family vacations, group trips and corporate events; and Maupintour Express Vacations, which arranges independent, customized, luxury vacation packages for travelers who have extra time to spend or who prefer to travel alone. Maupintour has relationships with a wide range of suppliers, including airlines, cruise lines, concierge services, hotels, and transportation and car rental companies, which we believe affords it a competitive advantage in providing travel packages at exceptional values to the client. We believe the acquisition of Maupintour, LLC, will help play a key role in allowing Extraordinary Vacations Group to further its business plan.

Bill Kerby, chairman of Extraordinary Vacations Group, stated, “We believe the addition of Maupintour will provide the company with a combination of industry knowledge, upscale supplier relationships, marketing, training, technology and personalized service. We look forward to the exciting synergies our new group expects to afford our partners and customers as we focus on creating an expanded and innovative new business model for the changing travel industry.”

Jeff Cohen, president of Maupintour, LLC, who will remain with the company under a three-year employment agreement, said, “Maupintour is pleased with our new association, as we believe it will allow us to continue our growth and expect it to increase our ability to provide travelers with unique products of an exceptional caliber. We also expect to gain additional distribution channels and anticipate access to greater resources, allowing us to provide even better customer service to our clients worldwide.”


Extraordinary Vacations Group (“EXVG”) is a media-based travel company providing solutions to customers’ needs through full travel services and a shared income stream from booked travel. While the leveraging of the Company’s proprietary technology and travel relationships ensure competitive pricing, the ongoing marketing support, call center expertise and member-shared income stream culminates in what we believe are some of the best values in travel. EXVG’s subsidiaries include Cruise Shoppes, Attaché Concierge Services, Travel Magazine T.V. Shows, and Trip Professionals.

The Company’s clients, whether they are corporations, travel agencies, non-profit organizations or individuals, receive loyalty-driven privileges and services tailored to affinity membership programs. These programs, characterized by directed revenue streams, personalized service and state-of-the-art technology, service the consumer’s needs above and beyond simple competitive pricing.

Additional information about Extraordinary Vacations Group can be found at www.exvg.com. In addition, investors may contact (866) 391-3181 or email us at investor.relations@exvg.com.

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 achievements 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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