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Train Travel Celebrates Its 30th Year of Providing Memorable Dinner Train Experiences

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/08/14 -- Train Travel Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Train Travel Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: TTHX) will be celebrating its 30th year of providing memorable dinner train experiences. Train Travel Inc. and its predecessor, Trains Unlimited LLC, have been in the retail train business since 1984. Its original Star Clipper Dinner Train® is regarded as the "Father" of the modern day dinner train. On Saturday evening, August 4, 1984, the first dinner train in North America made its debut departure from Osage Iowa with 121 passengers on board a classic passenger train named "The Star Clipper". Guests that evening enjoyed a new dining and entertainment concept offering a fresh, chef-prepared meal and live tableside entertainment, while on board a classic moving passenger train. It was the brainchild of one of the legendary short line and regional railroad operators in the United States, the late Mr. Jack Haley.

The Star Clipper first operated out of Osage Iowa in 1984, then moving to Waverly Iowa in 1986 where it was fondly referred to as the Iowa Star Clipper Dinner Train. At that same time a Rhode Island Star Clipper Train was launched. In 1985 Mr. Haley teamed up with Laurence Coe who brought the train to Michigan, first to Paw Paw in 1985 and then to Walled Lake in 1986. The Michigan Star Clipper Dinner Train operated there until 12/31/2009. The Star Clipper also tested the market in the Fort Worth Texas area, running two seasons, 1999 and 2000 and in the Orlando Florida area in 2010 -- research that is even now providing data for our enterprise.

In 2009 Train Travel Inc. and its owner/CEO, B. Allen Brown, seeing the impending downturn in the economy, made the strategic decision to accept a purchase offer for the railroad property from the state of Michigan, and watch for a re-entry point on the other side of the economic slump. That opportunity arrived in November 2013 when Train Travel Inc. acquired the Columbia Star Dinner Train in Columbia, MO. In the first Quarter of 2014, with the assistance of TBG Holdings Corp, Train Travel Inc. was purchased by Train Travel Holdings Inc. The Company performed a reverse merger with Vanell Corp and now trades on the OTC market under the symbol (OTCQB: TTHX). Achieving status as a public company, TTHX is now poised to aggressively acquire and/or establish its high end dinner trains across the United States and North America.

To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the first dinner train in North America, Train Travel is announcing a very special train experience on its Columbia Star Dinner Train Saturday night, August 9th, 2014. Visit www.dinnertrain.com for more details.

To learn more about Train Travel Holdings Inc., please visit www.traintravelholdings.com.

ABOUT TRAIN TRAVEL HOLDINGS INC.

Train Travel Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: TTHX) is a publicly-traded company whose mission is to acquire, develop and operate passenger railroads across North America while providing passenger rail support services to a growing rail transit industry consisting of long distance passenger trains, commuter rail and light rail networks. With annual passenger rail utilizations continuing to break records and an increasing North American population pushing demand upward for new public rail transportation systems, the Company believes that it is poised to grow shareholder value by selectively investing in both segments of its business plan -- Entertainment Railroads, Dining Trains & Passenger Rail Services, within this growing industry, both in North America and around the world. TTHX has developed systems and procedures based on 30 years of successful passenger train operations that are implemented in each railroad acquired to immediately update and build out both the marketing/customer service departments as well as the railroad operations.

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