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Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: December 2012 Revenue Report


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PANAMA, REPUBLIC OF PANAMA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/13 -- Thunderbird Resorts Inc. (FRANKFURT:4TR)(EURONEXT:TBIRD) ("Thunderbird" or "Group") reports the following revenues for December 2012. For a more detailed analysis of December 2012 revenue, please visit www.thunderbirdresorts.com : www.thunderbirdresorts.com and click on "December 2012 Revenue Report - Analysis" located on the home page under "News and Press Releases".


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                                                                  Year-over-
Thunderbird Resorts Inc. - Group-wide                                  year
sales results by country (unaudited, in      December   December   increase/
millions)                                        2012       2011  (decrease)
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Philippines                                      4.30       3.86     11.40%
Peru(1)                                          2.65       2.35     12.77%
Costa Rica                                       1.44       1.94    -25.77%
Nicaragua                                        1.26       1.07     17.76%
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Total Consolidated Operating Revenues            9.65       9.22      4.66%
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(1) 2012 revenues consist of revenue from the Fiesta Hotel only plus
    management fees for the Thunderbird Hotel - Pardo, Thunderbird Hotel 
    - Carrera and Thunderbird Hotel - El Pueblo; 2011 revenues consist of
    revenue from the Fiesta Hotel only plus management fees for the
    Thunderbird Hotel - Pardo and Thunderbird Hotel - Carrera.

--  Consolidated operating revenues increased by 4.66% over December 2011
    and were the second highest monthly revenues in 2012. Revenues for 2012
    were $107.87 million as compared to $109.30 million for 2011, a
    decrease of $1.43 million. Revenues increased in all countries except
    Costa Rica.
--  Philippines revenues increased by 11.40% over December 2011. Revenues
    for 2012 were $49.92 million as compared to $49.11 million for 2011, an
    increase of $0.81 million. 
--  Peru revenues increased by 12.77% over December 2011 and continued the
    month-to-month growth trend that began in August. Revenues for 2012
    were $28.99 million as compared to $28.07 million for 2011, an increase
    of $0.92 million. 
--  Costa Rica revenues decreased by 25.77% over December 2011. Revenue in
    December was the highest since March 2012 and was up $240 thousand over
    November. Revenues for 2012 were $16.27 million as compared to $19.83
    million for 2011, a decrease of $3.56 million. Key factors impacting
    Costa Rica revenues were the smoking ban imposed in Q2 2012, road
    construction work leading to certain of our properties and construction
    work in our Fiesta Presidente Casino. The highway construction work
    that has affected our visitation traffic during 2012 will be ongoing
    into 2013 with possible road closures as further bridge repair is still
    required. The construction work at our Fiesta Presidente Casino was
    completed in December with small details to be completed in January
    2013. 
--  Nicaragua revenues increased by 17.76% over December 2011 and were the
    highest revenues in over 12 months. Revenues for 2012 were $12.69
    million as compared to $12.29 million for 2011, an increase of $0.40
    million. 

Note: Revenues reported year-to-date are based on year-to-date average
exchange rates and report same store revenues. All revenue figures in this
press release are expressed in US dollars.



ABOUT THE COMPANY



We are an international provider of branded casino and hospitality services, focused on markets in Asia and Latin America. Our mission is to "create extraordinary experiences for our guests." Additional information about the Group is available on its Website at www.thunderbirdresorts.com.


Cautionary Notice: This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the securities laws and regulations of various international, federal, and state jurisdictions. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements regarding potential revenue and future plans and objectives of the Group are forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. There can be no assurances that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Group's forward-looking statements include competitive pressures, unfavorable changes in regulatory structures, and general risks associated with business, all of which are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Group's documents filed from time-to-time with the AFM and other regulatory authorities.



Contacts:

Thunderbird Resorts Inc.

Peter LeSar

Chief Financial Officer

(507) 223-1234
plesar@thunderbirdresorts.com :

www.thunderbirdresorts.com



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