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Survey Finds Selfie Obsession Spans across the Globe

Travelzoo Searches for the World’s Best Travel Selfie with #tzooselfie Campaign

NEW YORK, October 28, 2014 – When is the last time you took a selfie? According to a new survey conducted by Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, 86% of Americans polled take at least one selfie per week, with one-third taking three or more selfies per week. The mobile self-portrait phenomenon stretches across borders and over the pond, as 88% of Canadians and 82% of Britons take at least one selfie per week, the survey found. To celebrate the selfie, Travelzoo today launched a search for the best travel selfie with #tzooselfie.

"The selfie is, without a doubt, the most significant change in how we capture our fondest travel memories,” said Chris Loughlin, chief executive officer for Travelzoo. “We want to celebrate this phenomenon and peoples’ adventures by launching the search for the world’s best travel selfie. We hope to uncover where people are traveling to and what’s significant to them during their travels.”

The #tzooselfie campaign is an online photo contest encouraging Americans to post travel selfies from across the globe and around the corner. To enter, contestants can pick their best travel selfie photo or snap and submit a new one. Contestants then share the photo via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #tzooselfie for a chance to win a luxury all-inclusive Caribbean vacation for two.

Additional Fun Selfie Facts

  • 26% of American respondents snap pictures with friends, 23% feature their partner or spouse, and 19% include their kids. However, it is man’s furry friend that really takes the spotlight -- 83% of Americans have used their camera phones to show off their pets.
  • 22% of Americans take selfies in the car compared with 15% in Canada and 12% in Britain.
  • More women (25%) than men (12%) include their children in selfies.
  • Friends (31%) are included in selfies more than partners (22%).

Travelzoo surveyed 2,287 online respondents from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States from Oct. 1-9, 2014.

To submit your photo for a chance to win Travelzoo’s tzooselfie competition, please visit For inspiration on your next vacation, take a peek at the Top 20® with the Travelzoo mobile app.


About Travelzoo

Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 27 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo® publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel, entertainment and local companies. Travelzoo Deal Experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value. In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.

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