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America’s Premier Shopping Places Introduce Commissionable Shopping Packages In Honolulu, Los Angeles, Dallas & Orlando

(Forimmediaterelease.net) 2007, Chicago, Ill.,….General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP) recently announced the addition of four additional shopping destinations offering new commissionable packages to travel industry professionals. The centers offering packages include Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Glendale Galleria in Los Angeles, Dallas Galleria, and Festival Bay Mall in Orlando. All are part of America’s Premier Shopping Places, GGP’s award winning collection of tourism-oriented retail and dining destinations, and now join Fashion Show and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian in Las Vegas, both of which have been successfully selling shopping packages in their market for the past four years.
Fashion Show and The Grand Canal Shoppes were two of three original shopping centers to participate in this unique tourism sales program since it’s inception in 2003. The program was conceived and developed by Shop Las Vegas, a task force coordinated by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) to assist in marketing shopping as a tourism product for the destination. Recognizing that shopping is the leading activity of all travelers – domestic and international – the program was conceived by LVCVA as a way to provide visitors to Las Vegas with unique, upscale shopping and dining experiences, while offering travel professionals an opportunity to increase opt-in product or inclusions and build revenues.
The packages named Shop & Play, Shop & Dine, Family Fun Pack, Shop & Beauty, Shop & Spa, and Shop & Show are marketed through Shop America Tours, who has expanded their national program to include over 100 package offerings in over 20 destinations throughout the USA. To date over 15,000 Shop America Tours packages have been sold, 45% of which are sold online, many to international travelers from Canada and the UK. The packages are available through a variety of wholesalers, receptive operators and online travel sites including Expedia, Travelocity, Mark Travel, Viator, Gray Line Tours, and more.
Each package offers a variety of exclusive gifts, amenities, discounts, services, beauty makeovers, spa treatments, product samples and more. (Offers vary by location and package type.) The four new shopping centers and destinations joining the package program include:
• Ala Moana Center, Honolulu – This renowned shopping destination, especially for Asian travelers, offers Shop & Shuttle, Shop, Dine & Shuttle, Shuttle, Shop & Beauty and Shuttle, Shop & Spa.
• Glendale Galleria, Los Angeles – Located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, the center offers Shop & Dine, Shop & Beauty, and a special Family Shopper package designed especially for travelers with children.
• Galleria Dallas – Visitors to this dynamic fashion center have an opportunity to select from Shop & Play, Shop & Dine, Shop & Beauty Fashionista, and Shop & Spa.
• Festival Bay Mall at International Drive – The newest addition to America’s Premier Shopping Places’ portfolio, this entertainment-oriented outdoor center offers Shop & Play, Shop & Dine, and a Family Fun Pack package.
Travel agents, meeting and convention planners can earn commissions instantly by booking online at www.shopamericatours.com . Wholesalers can contract by contacting Rosemary McCorminck, President of Shop America Tours at href="mailto:shopamericatours@aol.com">shopamericatours@aol.com.

America's Premier Shopping Places is one of the nation’s largest collections of tourism-oriented shopping centers located throughout the United States which are owned and/or managed by General Growth Properties, Inc. The centers are located in the heart of America's best-loved cities as well as along America's scenic highways and byways, attracting millions of visitors annually from around the world. For a complete listing of destinations and further information, visit www.americasshoppingplaces.com or contact Kathy Anderson, Travel & Tourism Manager at href="mailto:shoppingplaces@aol.com">shoppingplaces@aol.com.

General Growth Properties, Inc. is the second largest U.S.-based publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). General Growth currently has ownership interest and management responsibility for a portfolio of 209 regional shopping malls in 45 states, as well as ownership in planned community developments and commercial office buildings. The company portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet of retail space and includes over 18,000 retailers nationwide. General Growth Properties, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP. For more information, please visit the company Web site at www.generalgrowth.com

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Az Travel Marketing, Inc.
Kathy Anderson
Email: shoppingplaces@aol.com
Telefon: 602-678-1007

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