ANIMOD Launches First Auction of Hotel Vouchers on AUCTIONATA, the World’s Only Online Auction House

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On June 23, 2011 at 18:00 CET (MEZ), ANIMOD, the specialist for hotel- and travel vouchers, launches its first real-time internet-auction on AUCTIONATA, the world’s only online auction house. For the opening auction, ANIMOD provides vouchers for exclusive 4* and 5* hotels in various European destinations. The preview starts June 9, 2011 at http://www.auctionata.com/travel.

On June 23, 2011 at 18:00 CET (MEZ), ANIMOD, the specialist for hotel- and travel vouchers, launches its first real-time internet-auction on AUCTIONATA, the world’s only online auction house. For the opening auction, ANIMOD provides vouchers for exclusive 4* and 5* hotels in various European destinations. The preview starts June 9, 2011 at http://www.auctionata.com/travel.

ANIMOD – the exclusive seller in the AUCTIONATA-category „travel“ – has put together an especially appealing portfolio for its AUCTIONATA-premiere. In about 200 lots, ANIMOD features 50 hotels in the most favored European destinations, divided into the sub-categories "cities” and “leisure” (nature, wellness and activities). These high-class 4* and 5* hotels are situated in popular cities like Berlin, Vienna and Budapest, or in well-known holiday regions like the German North Sea coast, the Salzburger Land or Mallorca, respectively. ANIMOD-vouchers are usually valid for three years, the actual booking is made directly with the hotel. In addition to attractive offers, ANIMOD provides excellent customer support via E-Mail and a free-of-charge service hotline.

With the upcoming auction on June 23, 2011 ANIMOD takes another step in continuously expanding its distribution network. “We are very much looking forward to a successful co-operation with AUCTIONATA”, says Ira Hielscher, owner and managing director of ANIMOD GmbH. “It gives us an opportunity to broaden our target group. At the same time, a larger international audience can benefit from our extensive offer.” ANIMOD plans to auction at http://www.auctionata.com/travel once a week, thereby also featuring products exclusive to AUCTIONATA.

About AUCTIONATA
The advent of highly-popular reality-based shows such as “Auction Kings” and “Auction Hunters,” highlights that the auction industry is booming and auctions are a great opportunity to buy rare items including jewels, watches, wine, and antiques. Unbounded by geographical boundaries, AUCTIONATA offers members the opportunity to purchase exquisite items from all over the world and allows buyers to see exactly where their purchase originates through their highly-curated “Verified Dealer” network. AUCTIONATA also provides the opportunity to preview the items for 14 days prior the auction and directly ask the seller any questions. Unlike other auction houses which average buyers’ premiums of 18-25%, AUCTIONATA charges only a 5% buyers’ premium assuring lower average prices. AUCTIONATA launches auctions in dozens of categories including Vintage Watches, Rare Whiskies, Luxury Travel Packages, Haute Couture, Autographs, and Fine Jewelry to name a few.

About ANIMOD
Since 2002, ANIMOD successfully offers hotel and travel vouchers via its own web shop http://www.animod.de as well as numerous online platforms. Under the management of Ira Hielscher, ANIMOD became an internationally well-known specialist in this segment. At the moment, the Cologne broker offers vouchers for more than 750 international hotel partners and has 13 online and offline distribution co-operations in Germany and abroad. ANIMOD is also active on the US market with two partner enterprises and offers vouchers through distribution partners in the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary especially for these markets. Securing quality, constantly expanding the offer as well as customer and service orientation are top priorities for the about 30 ANOMOD-employees.

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Wolfgang Jochum
AUCTIONATA
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ANIMOD GmbH
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