July 30, 2016 11:39 PM ET

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Company Overview of Universal City Travel Partners

Company Overview

Universal City Travel Partners, doing business as Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations, operates as a tour operator and sells wholesale travel packages. It engages in the creation, operation, and marketing of theme parks and entertainment centers. The company operates theme parks in Orlando, Florida; and Hollywood, California, as well as in Osaka, Japan; and Barcelona, Spain. The company is based in Universal City, California. Universal City Travel Partners operates as a subsidiary of NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608-1002

United States

Founded in 2002





Key Executives for Universal City Travel Partners

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 68
Vice President of Finance
Age: 53
Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs
Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Executive Vice President of Legal
Age: 57
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Universal City Travel Partners Key Developments

Sanrio and Universal Parks & Resorts Open New Hello Kitty® Retail Store Concept

Sanrio and Universal Parks & Resorts have opened the Hello Kitty Shop Featuring Hello Kitty and Friends at Universal Orlando Resort. The Hello Kitty Shop at Universal Studios Florida marks Sanrio's official retail debut and Hello Kitty's first appearance at a theme park in North America. The supercute retail experience, located along Hollywood Boulevard in the theme park, offers specialty merchandise including stationery, home goods, apparel, accessories, collectibles and confectionery treats. The majority of product will be exclusive to the park. Additional Sanrio characters including Chococat®, My Melody®, Badtz-Maru®, PompompurinTM and Keroppi® will also be featured. The Hello Kitty Shop at Universal Studios Florida offers a supercute, immersive environment that fans of all ages will love. Customers can shop for exclusive merchandise, enjoy photo opportunities, create souvenir versions of Hello Kitty's signature bow, mail letters and receive small gifts. With four specially themed areas within the Hello Kitty Shop, fans can find treats at the "Hello Kitty Sweet Yummy Shop," loungewear and home goods in the "Hello Kitty Lounge" area, multi-character accessories, stationery and gifts in the "Hello Kitty and Friends Town" area, and collectibles featuring Sanrio characters reimagined with classic Universal properties in the "Hello Kitty at the Movies" area. New products and designs will be released regularly so fans will always find something new.

Avis Budget and Universal Parks & Resorts Enter into Marketing Partnership

Avis Budget Group, Inc. and Universal Parks & Resorts have entered into an exclusive multi-year marketing partnership designating Avis Budget Group as the official car rental partner of Universal Parks & Resorts. As part of the agreement, guests of Universal Parks & Resorts receive discounted rates and special offers from Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental. The vehicle rental brands are featured in Universal's marketing channels, including the websites of Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, making it easy for guests to make reservations. In fact, Avis and Budget rentals can now be added to any Universal Parks & Resorts vacation package. Additionally, Avis and Budget will promote Universal's theme parks to its customers in Orlando and Los Angeles. The marketing outreach will include email communications, point-of-sale signage, in-vehicle promotion and wrapped vehicles.

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