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Monaker Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MKGI) is a technology-driven travel company leveraging its resources to become a significant presence in the fastest growing sector of the $1.3 trillion travel and tourism market. The company's flagship brand,, is the industry's first and only real-time booking engine that features alternative lodging (vacation home rentals, resort residences and unused timeshare inventory), as well as a full selection of airlines, hotels, cruises, rental cars, tours and concierge services. These features are combined into a single, easy-to-use platform that gives travelers complete real-time control when planning and booking their vacations.


Investment Highlights

  • Unique and Competitive Travel Offerings to Global Destinations
    Assembled Multiple Key Travel Brands and Partnerships
    Proprietary Technology Creates Comprehensive Booking Platform
    Positioned to Scale in Budding Alternative Lodging Space
    Innovative First Mover in Lucrative Tourism Industry
    Led by Experienced Travel, Technology and M&A Team



Brand Portfolio

Established portfolio of travel brands its catalyst for diverse yet sturdy foundation of growth

According to data from the U.S. Travel Association, direct spending on leisure travel by domestic and international travelers topped $650 billion in 2015. When combined with the fact that roughly 64 percent of travel companies are still considered small businesses, Monaker's all-inclusive approach to vacation booking through its NextTrip and Maupintour brands strategically positions the company for sustainable growth moving forward. combines multiple booking solutions into a highly intuitive real-time booking platform. Since its launch in February 2016, NextTrip has already grown to more than 250,000 units of vacation rental inventory. Monaker currently has roughly 1 million additional alternative lodging units under contract that will soon be added to the platform, which will place NextTrip among the top three largest vacation rental inventories and rival industry peers (Airbnb and HomeAway) in the rapidly expanding alternative lodging market. Unlike the competition, which book by request and can take hours or days before a lodging owner confirms the reservation, the vast majority of NextTrip's platform books in real-time, similar to online hotel bookings.

NextTrip listings are in desirable locations span the globe with a concentration in the U.S., the EU and the Caribbean with about 20% exclusive listings. Monaker expects rapid exclusive listing growth because unlike the competition, Monaker's primary model is a commission upon booking and may charge auxiliary fees based upon the transaction.

Monaker has also integrated its proprietary timeshare booking engine, NextTrip Resorts, which will now allow timeshare owners and/or property managers to post their unused resort properties into NextTrip's vacation rental inventory. As an added feature, consumers can make an offer for even greater savings on these properties.

The NextTrip Resorts Platform:

  • Gives timeshare owners access to a large scale travel distribution platform allowing them to market their property and capture income when not using it
    Owners can add/edit properties, monitor bookings and rent otherwise vacant properties
    Vacationers gain access to high quality vacation suites with numerous amenities at high-end resorts worldwide.
    This largely untapped inventory is estimated 19 million rooms of which roughly 25% go unused.


In business for 65 years, Monaker's Maupintour still leads the tour industry in the creation of outstanding, unique itineraries and has the highest repeat rate in the tour industry. The brand's upscale luxury services create a unique blend with the various product offerings of NextTrip.
Monaker is also the parent company for Voyage TV, which has thousands of hours of travel footage shot in over 30 countries worldwide. These 15,000 video clips of hotels, resorts, cruise and destination activities are a treasure trove for vacation travel marketing.



Channel Partners

Established relationships with strategic channel partners provide significant inventory and distribution opportunities and pathways


  • Largest travel wholesaler in North America
    Mark Travel has approximately 70,000 Travel Agents using their system
    60+ million customers including Southwest Airlines, Hilton and Hyatt Vacations and United Airlines

International Travel Organization (ITO)

  • 20,000+ travel agents worldwide
    Agreement to supply Monaker's alternative lodging and tour products
    Expected $2 million contribution initial year

Partnership with Monaker to develop a custom travel club solution offering for will offer the new travel club solution to its three million current members and followers Members will enjoy highly discounted travel and vacation packages (through Monaker's NextTrip Platform), along with special benefits such as concierge support, exclusive experiences, and premium upgrades.



Today's Travel Market

Innovatively serving one of the world's largest industries

Travel and tourism is one of the world's largest industries. As more consumers manage their travel reservations online, global online travel revenues have experienced a significant uptick and are expected to grow to US$762 billion by 2019, according to research from Statista.

Alternative lodging (vacation home rentals, resort residences and unused timeshare inventory) – a primary focus for Monaker - is the fastest growing travel sector, and is expected to reach $169 billion by the same year. By participating in this lucrative space, Monaker is positioned to join the ranks of industry leading peers. For comparison:


  • More than 1.5 million listings in 190 countries
    Acquired several peers
    Raised $1.5 billion in 2015
    Estimated $25.5 billion valuation


  • More than 1.2 million property listings in 190 countries
    Completed 22 acquisitions
    Bought by Expedia for $3.9 billion in December 2015

As the travel industry's first alternative lodging and fully comprehensive booking site, Monaker's NextTrip platform is increasing its property rental product at a competitive 8% to 12% margin and is targeting more than 1 million alternative lodging properties in 2016. As a hub for global travel, NextTrip is a fully comprehensive platform offering booking services for hotels, resorts, vacation rental homes, timeshare rentals, airlines, cruises, tours and land packages, and rental cars – the hottest markets in today's travel and tourism industry.



Corporate Initiatives for 2016


  • Strengthen video and technology capabilities
    Integrate with consumer direct channel partners
    Utilize untapped lodging sources, and integration of CJ Software platform and technology, to expand alternative lodging


  • On - the travel industry's first comprehensive alternative lodging and travel booking site


  • Link site with established partners
    Launch marketing to grow direct-to-consumer
    Link platform to more than 110,000 travel agents


  • Grow the alternative lodging industry inventory to be in the top of the industry



Financial Projections

  2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Revenues in millions $0.7 $11.84 $86.48
EBITDA n/a $2.33 $62.06




Leadership, Experience and Depth


Bill Kerby – Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Bill Kerby has over 26 years of experience in the travel and media industries, preceded by 10 years of experience in financial industry. Key milestones include the founding of one of the largest video creation companies in the North American real estate industry; R&R Television Network, with distribution into 34 million households; TravelByUs, a small-cap NASDAQ company that completed 21 travel industry-related acquisitions; and Leisure Canada, with 210 agencies, international tour operations in Great Britain, France, South Africa and the South Pacific, travel magazines and a Cuban hotel development. Prior to this he held and operated the master franchise for Thrifty Car Rental – B.C. Kerby holds a Specialized Honors Economics Degree York University.

Omar Jimenez - Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Omar Jimenez is an operationally oriented executive with over 33 years of multi-industry experience in building, strengthening and leading national and multinational, public and private companies. He has been involved with a number of public offerings and placements (and responsible for regulatory reporting) in the U.S. and in the UK, and has participated in other venues to raise funds (e.g. debt, equity, joint venture, etc.). He has held a variety of senior financial management positions, including CFO at EpiCenter Development, a real estate developer with combined projects amounting to $6 billion, and president and CFO at American Leisure, focusing on leisure and business travel, hospitality and hotels, call centers and real estate development. Jimenez also served as director of operations for US Installation Group, Inc., a selling and installation group for The Home Depot, and CFO and VP of Onyx Group, Inc. a conglomerate with over 700 employees and annual revenues exceeding $400 million. Jimenez holds a BBA in accounting and a BBA in finance from the University of Miami, and an MBA from Florida International University. Jimenez is CPA, CGMA and a CPCU.

James Marmorstone - President

James Marmorstone has 34 years of experience in mixed-use real estate and the hospitality industry, much related to the design, implementation and/or management of club programs, hotels, resorts, shared ownership properties, vacation home properties and mixed use developments. James served as president of Tenstar where he personally designed, implemented and/or managed over 60 branded and independent shared ownership and timeshare developments (e.g. Sky Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Sol Meliá Hotels, and Floridays). He also served on the executive committee of Wyndham Vacation Ownership.

Jeff Idso - VP Business Development

Founder and CEO of AlwaysOnVacation, Inc., a global leader in the marketing and distribution of vacation rental properties. Previously he served as President & CEO of YellowPages Travel, where he developed proprietary booking technology for Internet Yellow Page companies enabling consumers to make bookings directly from Internet Yellow of travel business listing data for the IYP industry. Served as SVP Marketing & Business Development at Golf Media Inc., developing licensing and distribution partnerships with Pebble Beach Corporation, Sharper Image, EA Software, Booklegger, and many others.

Curtis Krauskopf - Chief Technology Officer

Curtis Krauskopf has over 35 years of experience with engineering, entrepreneurship, management and team building. He previous was CTO for Access Vacations and owner of his own start-up company. Recently, he was a team lead for LiveTV – Thales, originally a subsidiary of JetBlue, where he helped to design the software to interface between specific aircraft tails and a satellite broadcasting in the Ka band. Prior to this, Curtis served with Raydon Corporation for serious game development, design and engineering, which included the M1A1 Abrams tank simulator. Curtis also worked with Nova Technologies, Quantum3D, and BAE Systems, which provided image generator platforms for United States Special Operations Command, TH-57C helicopter simulations, landing signal officer trainer and P3-REWT image generation simulations for the Navy, and system simulation software for the Future Combat systems (FCS) and Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) Instructor Operator Station (IOS) code development. Prior to his work in DOD projects, he worked in the commercial sector for a wide variety of companies and industries for over 20 years. Curtis is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in computer and electrical engineering. He is currently a contributing editor for C++ Builder Developer's Journal.

Board Member and additional Management Bios can be viewed on the Company's website


Safe Harbor Statement:
This profile contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the plans and expectations of Monaker Group. These statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which are out of our control. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, or the expectations of future growth may not be realized. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and Monaker Group, undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All forward looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by the "Risk Factors" and other cautionary statements included in Monaker Group's annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy statements and other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including, but not limited to, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended February 28, 2015 which has been filed with the SEC and is available at the SEC's website at

Monaker Group, Inc.
2690 Weston Road
Suite 200
Weston, FL 33331
Phone: (954) 888-9779

3645 Marketplace Blvd.
Suite 130-280
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-941-8975

Please see disclaimers on the MissionIR website

Share Structure
  Market Value1 $10,599,083 a/o Apr 15, 2016
  Authorized Shares 500,000,000 a/o Jun 30, 2015
  Outstanding Shares 5,491,753 a/o Jan 18, 2016
  -Restricted Not Available
  -Unrestricted Not Available
  Held at DTC Not Available
  Float 642,260 a/o Mar 11, 2016
  Par Value

Company Notes
Formerly=Maximus Explorations Corp. until 10-2008

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
Transfer Agent

Operations Center
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11219

The management team includes professionals from the travel industry, the broadcast and cable television industries (aka "video"), Internet advertising development and sales, interactive television (e.g., video-on-demand), radio broadcasting, computer programming and platform development. This unique combination of skill sets assembled by Next One represents a major competitive advantage in the pursuit of Company objectives. Next One has effectively created a dynamic team providing comprehensive marketing services which combine the best of old media with cutting edge new media to the benefit of the company's clients and advertisers.

Bill Kerby      

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


  • Founder of Next One Interactive
    Chairman, CEO  and Founder of Extraordinary Vacations
    Entrepreneur and CEO with 18 years in Media & Travel Industry/10 years
    in financial industry
    Founder of TravelByUs - 21 Travel acquisitions and NASDAQ small cap
    Founder of Leisure Canada - 210 Agencies, international tour
    operations and magazines
    Owner Thrifty Car Rental British Columbia

Don Monaco

  • Over 18 Years as a Partner and Senior Executive and 28 years as an International Information Technology and Business Management Consultant with Accenture, in Chicago
    Principal owner of Monaco Air Duluth, LLC which is a full-service, fixed-base operator aviation services business at Duluth International Airport serving airline, military and general aviation customers
    Master's and Bachelor's degree in computer science engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois
    Commissioner on the Metropolitan Airports Commission
    Commissioner and Vice-President of the Duluth Economic Development Authority (Duluth Mayor appointee), President of the Monaco Air Foundation, Secretary-Treasurer of the Miller-Dwan Foundation, Treasurer of Honor Flight Northland, Treasurer of the Duluth Aviation Institute, Co-Chair of the Northern Aero Alliance, and a member of Lake Superior College's Center for Advance Aviation Steering Committee

Pat LaVecchia  

  • Over 20 Years of Senior Experience on Wall Street and currently serves on the Board of Directors as Vice Chairman of InfuSystem Holdings Inc
    Board member of Technology Innovator Acquisition Ltd. and managing partner of Sulla Global Partners, LLC an advisory firm focused on China and Southeast Asia
    Council Member of the NYSE Amex Listed Company Council, an advisory group to the NYSE Euronext Companies
    Previously served as Group Head of Global Private Corporate Equity Placements at Credit Suisse First Boston, Managing Director and Head of the Private Equity Placement Group at Bear, Stearns & Company, Managing Director and Group Head of the Private Finance and Sponsors Group at Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc., and Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at FTN Midwest, In addition, Mr. LaVecchia was a private equity investor and Senior Managing Director at Hawk Holdings, LLC, an investment and holding company that was a joint venture involving Qwest Communications 
    MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, BA, magna cum laude, from Clark University
    Wharton Ambassador and has also been a judge of the Wharton Business Plan Competition

Warren Kettlewell  

  • President and CEO Cardar Investments, a privately owned investment company involved in real estate development and with several significant U.S. venture capital firms
    Major shareholder and advisor to Cango Petroleum, a mid-to large chain of retail gas stations in Canada
    Commenced business career in manufacturing building one of Canada's major plastic food grade packaging companies (Innopac) with 20 plants throughout Canada and the United States
    Involved with Next One Interactive, Inc. since early 2006

Adam Friedman 

Chief Financial Officer
  • Over 25 Years of Experience in Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, SEC reporting, Planning, Budgeting, M&A, Equity Raising and Operations
    Television industry experience working for NBC and Telemundo
    Experience in Print Media , Public Accounting, Healthcare, and Marketing
    Academic degrees include BSM Accounting and MBA in Management

Steve Marques

President of Real Estate
  • President and Chief Operations Officer of RealBiz Media Inc.
    Vice President of Global Sales Iseemedia
    Vice President of Marketing Omnigon a San Diego based Bio-tech Company
    Management & Sales Experience in both Computer and Internet media

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#13759   MKGI Helping Consumers Seeking a Rapid and Personalized MissionIR 10/20/16 09:18:07 AM
#13758   Not that much stock is short. More thor58 10/17/16 04:04:04 PM
#13756   Hello Mr. Short grs1 10/16/16 04:39:57 PM
#13755   Doubtful. Looking very top heavy. Low volume, low ELdorado413 10/14/16 01:37:36 PM
#13754   MKGI's Maupintour, an Active Presence on Fast-Growing Luxury MissionIR 10/14/16 12:03:02 PM
#13753   thx but I have no idea if that goforthebet 10/13/16 01:55:55 PM
#13752   How much money do they need on the thor58 10/13/16 01:20:40 PM
#13751   Incredible picture of horses in the field! thor58 10/13/16 01:16:41 PM
#13750   Thor, I checked on the new requirements for grs1 10/13/16 11:05:26 AM
#13749   I hope so :) goforthebet 10/13/16 08:50:32 AM
#13748   These prices will appear cheap very soon grs1 10/13/16 08:00:48 AM
#13747   patiently waiting and adding on the dips.. :) goforthebet 10/13/16 03:16:01 AM
#13746   Getting closer to launch! You can sense thor58 10/12/16 04:28:22 PM
#13745   MKGI Expands Ecosystem by Making API Available to MissionIR 10/07/16 09:13:09 AM
#13744   Mkgi really could be and should be a windough-shopper 10/01/16 11:18:04 PM
#13743   Seems clear to me. Friday's stock action says thor58 10/01/16 09:22:30 PM
#13742   $MKGI.....CEO issues update windough-shopper 09/28/16 06:18:19 PM
#13741   MKGI Embracing the New Sharing Economy MissionIR 09/28/16 12:43:33 PM
#13740   Airbnb’s Fundraising Reveals Welcome Mat for MKGI MissionIR 09/27/16 09:03:41 AM
#13739   MKGI Aims High with Blended Travel Solutions MissionIR 09/26/16 09:00:17 AM
#13738   $MKGI - Monaker Group is a technology driven marketreturn 09/26/16 08:54:48 AM
#13737   !00% agree...the fun should begin soon....we will go grs1 09/25/16 02:22:17 PM
#13736   Agreed.. People will read it over the weekend. thor58 09/23/16 06:44:25 PM
#13735   Not for long windough-shopper 09/23/16 05:52:29 PM
#13734   Surprised just sitting here with the filing to fc2stockmen 09/23/16 11:42:11 AM
#13733   who?, NXOI did when we went to Be-Realistic 09/22/16 11:46:46 AM
#13732   Did they do a RS ? trader_ron 09/22/16 10:30:50 AM
#13731   It appears we may bottom out again......Not sure Be-Realistic 09/21/16 04:11:39 PM
#13730   MKGI Encouraging 2016 Family Travel Trends MissionIR 09/15/16 09:05:22 AM
#13729   This is the pattern with all Kirby's Ventures.....A Be-Realistic 09/14/16 11:52:48 AM
#13728   MKGI NextTrip Platform Destinations in Line with U.S. MissionIR 09/09/16 09:58:24 AM
#13727   gives us the opportunity to add some below goforthebet 09/08/16 08:06:33 AM
#13726   I agree this should be a lot higher. grs1 09/07/16 03:33:24 PM
#13725   MKGI is really off the radar. It thor58 09/07/16 03:24:27 PM
#13724   MKGI Gains Exposure to more than 1 Million MissionIR 08/31/16 06:35:50 PM
#13723   How MKGI is Helping Define the Future of MissionIR 08/31/16 09:59:59 AM
#13722   MKGI Set to Expand Industry Partnerships with Launch MissionIR 08/24/16 09:31:27 AM
#13721   $MKGI and the great news keeps on coming windough-shopper 08/24/16 09:20:07 AM
#13720   Explore Exotic Escapes with MKGI's NextTrip Platform MissionIR 08/23/16 03:12:15 PM
#13719   keep telling your friends will be doing grs1 08/19/16 03:58:39 PM
#13718   People are finding this stock thor58 08/19/16 03:55:55 PM
#13717   MKGI Announces Launch of Premium Service for Property Owners MissionIR 08/18/16 12:36:20 PM
#13716   If you read the latest announcement this company grs1 08/18/16 11:42:13 AM
#13715   This company is REALLY beginning to take shape...another grs1 08/18/16 11:34:16 AM
#13714   LOL... StockLearner2011 08/18/16 10:48:31 AM
#13713   good volume today. thor58 08/17/16 06:13:01 PM
#13712   Definetly....with a Lot of Debt....but been with Bill Be-Realistic 08/17/16 01:47:26 PM
#13711   An investor is always looking for a company grs1 08/17/16 01:44:29 PM
#13710   Company is quite different now isn't it? If thor58 08/17/16 12:53:00 PM
#13709   I don't see why that we can't surpass Be-Realistic 08/17/16 08:01:42 AM