MECKLERMEDIA, "THE INTERNET MEDIA COMPANY'S" INTERNET.COM CHOOSES BIZTRAVEL.COM AS ONLINE TRAVEL SERVICE(WESTPORT, CT - October 15, 1998) Mecklermedia, "The Internet Media Company's" Internet.com network today announced its selection of Biztravel.com, the Internet company for frequent business travelerssm, as the online travel service provider for Internet World and ISPCON exhibitions and conferences in the United States and Canada.
"Mecklermedia prides itself on producing the most comprehensive and innovative Internet exhibitions and conferences in the Internet marketplace," said Alan M. Meckler, chairman and CEO of Mecklermedia. "We are looking forward to providing our attendees with online travel services through Biztravel.com."
"Biztravel.com is the ideal travel partner for Mecklermedia. We understand the unique needs of the business travelers who attend their shows--and can provide them with itineraries tailored to their individual preferences," said John I. Williams, Jr., president and CEO of Biztravel.com. "With Biztravel.com, show attendees are guaranteed the highest degree of personal power and control over their travel plans."
Internet World attendees can register online for the show while simultaneously making air and car arrangements. Individuals simply click on the travel arrangements button on the Internet World events page at http://events.internet.com and will automatically be connected to a customized version of Biztravel.com's booking system.
Biztravel.com is the only travel company that maintains detailed travel profiles about each of its members and automatically recommends travel itineraries to match stated preferences, such as lowest price, closest to desired schedule, preferred carrier and the desire to maximize frequent flyer miles. At the Biztravel.com site, travelers can find travel news and secure weather forecasts, restaurant guides, driving instructions and street maps. Biztravel.com's customers have access to the company's experienced travel agents 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week, either online or via a toll-free number.
Biztravel.com, based in New York, is backed by Comcast Corporation, News Corporation, Informix Corporation and Intel Corporation, as well as three top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firms: Accel Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates.
Mecklermedia's Internet.com network of Web sites provides real-time news and information resources for Internet professionals and Web developers. The Internet.com network includes other well-known sites such as InternetNews.com, The Electronic Commerce Guide, Stroud's Consummate Winsock Applications List (CWS Apps), The Web Developer's Virtual Library and SearchEngineWatch.com. Internet.com sites currently serve approximately 20 million pages to 1 million unique visitors monthly.
Mecklermedia Corporation, "The Internet Media Company," based in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of Internet information through its Internet World and ISPCON trade shows, Internet World weekly and Boardwatch monthly print publications, and the Internet.com network of Web sites, which provides daily news and information resources for the Internet community, as well as ISPCON.com and Boardwatch.com. Mecklermedia also publishes the ISDEX, the only 100% Internet stock index featuring 50 leading companies. Mecklermedia's global presence includes Internet World trade shows and licensed publications throughout Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
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