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 Cultuzz Chooses ICE Portal to Deliver
Media Content for eBay Auctions

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MIAMI – December 20, 2005 - Cultuzz has just selected ICE Portal as their preferred provider of rich media content for hotels in Europe and Australia. Cultuzz is the worldwide leader in selling hotel rooms on eBay and specializes in web-based software development for the travel industry. Clients include international hotel chains and private managed hotels. 
 
CultBay is a service of Cultuzz for hoteliers that allows them to sell room nights quickly and efficiently using the online auction platform eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace which attracts approximately 160 million users a month. 

With more than 2,000 hotel partners auctioning more than 10,000 successful auctions per month, Cultuzz seeks to help the hoteliers and consumer with additional rich media content like virtual tours and streaming videos, from ICE Portal, to help increase sales.
 
Under the new agreement ICE will provide customized content delivery of rich media, in multiple languages, for participating hotels. "ICE Portal’s provides us and our clients with the Internet’s most efficient, effective content production and delivery solution,” said Cultuzz Managing Director Dr. Reinhard Vogel, “ICE was the obvious choice to help deliver exceptional visuals to help customers on eBay see the hotels.” 
 
"We’re very pleased to be working with Cultuzz to get rich media to eBay, the world’s greatest marketplace," ICE Pres. Henry Woodman added, “Today, because travel is increasingly researched and purchased online, it is vital travel marketers have the ability to manage their Internet sales visuals in one central database. 
 
For more information, please contact ICE Portal online at info@iceportal.com or call 1-954-893-6778 in Hollywood, FL, USA.

About Cultuzz
 
Cultuzz Digital Media GmbH was founded in Berlin in the year 2000. Cultuzz provides a suite of integrated software solutions to the tourism and hospitality industry designed to make the processing, managing and transacting of E-Commerce more efficient using state of the art solutions. The Cultuzz product suite is OTA compliant (Open Travel Alliance) ensuring that system to system interfaces are achieved with minimal additional resource requirements.
 
Cultuzz has more than 2000 hotel partners in Europe, Asia and Australia making them the largest deliverer of auction hotel content to eBay globally. Visit www.cultuzz.com and www.cultbay.com.

About ICE Portal

ICE Portal manages and delivers more rich media content for hotels, cruise ships, and destinations that any company. As the leading producer and distributor of rich media content for the travel industry, ICE Portal recently partnered with Leonardo to provide a single point of entry for hotels interested in management and delivery of all visual media. ICE Portal’s content can be seen globally on over 20,000 travel and search related websites, and in multiple-languages.  ICE Portal also offers production of rich media content including videos, 360° virtual tours, and Flash WebShows. For more information, please contact visit ICE Portal online at info@iceportal.com or call 1-954-893-6778 in Hollywood, FL USA. www.iceportal.com.

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Contact:

Barb Worcester, Principal
PRpro
barbw@prproconsulting.com
Tel: (440) 930-5770

Henry Woodman
President
ICE Portal
(954) 893-6778
henry@iceportal.com
 

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Also See: New Strategic Alliance for ICE Portal / Prelude to Global E-marketing Network / November 2005
Starwood Selects ICE Portal To Deliver Internet Content / November 2005
Major Travel Industry Alliance …New Leonardo/ICE Portal Partnership Manages Rich Media Content for Over 25,000 Hotels with Distribution to 20,000+ Travel Channels! / October 2005

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