DigitalTown acquires travel affiliate solutions provider Comencia

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Rob Monster, founder and CEO of DigitalTown, Inc., announced the acquisition of Comencia, a travel affiliate solutions provider.

Domain investors with travel-related domains can make money through hotel bookings. DigitalTown began integrating the Comencia hotel booking capability a few months ago, and here is an example of such integration.

Comencia founder, Mike Cartwright, was previously head of technology for the Expedia Affiliate Network and knows that space very well.

Mike has joined DigitalTown as CTO; the Comencia brand will continue to power the monetization of travel traffic.

According to Rob Monster, the message to domain investors is clear: Anyone with domains with significant targeted travel-related traffic, especially hotel domains, would benefit from utilizing the Comencia product by DigitalTown.

The full press release follows:

DIGITALTOWN ACQUIRES COMENCIA

Seattle, WA – DigitalTown, Inc. (OTC PINK: DGTW) announced today the acquisition of Comencia Inc., a provider of global travel affiliate solutions.

Effective July 1, 2017, DigitalTown has acquired a 100% interest in Comencia, Inc. Comencia will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of DigitalTown. Mike Cartwright, Co-Founder and CEO of Comencia has been appointed to the position of Chief Technical Officer at DigitalTown, reporting to Rob Monster, CEO.

Rob Monster, CEO of DigitalTown commented on the deal: “DigitalTown has been working with Comencia since January. We have been delighted with the results and think there is tremendous untapped potential in Comencia. Mike Cartwright is a rare talent who can translate a complex and evolving platform vision into a technical roadmap comprised of intuitive user experiences that are powered by scalable, cost-effective and secure technologies. On behalf of the DigitalTown Board, I am delighted to welcome Mike to the executive team.”

Originally founded in 2016, Comencia is a fast-growing provider of online travel affiliate portals that equip any publisher with the ability to turn their site into a travel search portal. A true private label solution, Comencia enable the effective monetization of traffic while maintaining brand integrity. Comencia’s efficient cloud based technology and associated low hosting costs means companies of any size can have their own private label travel site.

Today, Comencia has over 200 Affiliates located around the world that range from Travel Agency Networks, to tourist boards, online travel bloggers and event management companies. Built as a global platform, Comencia have enabled the booking of over 13,000 room nights in 2000 unique destinations for customers from more than 60 different countries.

Mike Cartwright explained “Comencia is a young company with a great future. What we saw in the compelling vision of DigitalTown, was an opportunity to be part of a movement that will not only revolutionize how people travel but how they see the world and its people. Our scalable technology was a natural fit to their portfolio, and their existing solutions will enable Comencia to accelerate its growth through expanding both functionality and reach.”

The brand Comencia.com will continue to operate as a service of DigitalTown. In addition to integrating Comencia technology into DigitalTown’s Global Smart City network, DigitalTown will expand adoption of the Comencia platform.

For more information on Comencia visit Comencia.com

About DigitalTown
DigitalTown, Inc. (DGTW) powers Smart Cities to succeed in the Digital Age. The company provides turn-key hosted solutions to power “Digital Towns,” which improve Quality of Life for residents and visitors through integrated solutions for economic development, civic engagement and digital inclusion for cities around the world. For more information about the company, please visit www.digitaltown.com.

Safe Harbor Language: Any statements contained herein related to future events are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. DigitalTown, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update any such statements to reflect actual events.


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