September 1998 –

Vol. 1, Issue 4

The following is the monthly Microsoft® Expedia
travel service newsletter highlighting the latest site information and trends in online travel.

What’s New

Fall Colors in Cape Cod

  • Cape Cod will take center stage in the Expedia.com Favorite Places section Sept. 1-14. See the natural beauty of this New England haven profiled; the renowned autumn colors make it a destination not to miss. Look for this and other great vacation ideas at http://expedia.MSN.com/daily/favorites/ .

Chat With the Experts

Expedia Cruise Forum Expert

  • Vince D’Aprile, host of the Cruise forum on Expedia.com, traces his love for the sea back to his teen-age years in eastern Maryland. His interest began with big cruise ships and branched out to include maritime history and naval architecture. Past tips have included packing for a cruise, finding the best values and suggestions for cruises such as the fall colors cruise in New England. Learn more from Vince at http://expedia.MSN.com/forums/cruise/ .

Experience Fall and Get Back to Nature

  • Venture into the great outdoors this fall with advice from forums in Expedia. The forum chats and bulletin boards will be abuzz with where to enjoy the fall colors and scents around the world – from Switzerland to Costa Rica to Yellowstone.

Select Chat Preview

  • Bringing timely, pertinent information to travelers, the Expedia.com chat forums allow real-time interaction between travel experts in various fields and anyone wishing advice or edification about a particular destination. A sample of topics awaits at http://expedia.MSN.com/forums/ .

  • Create a family Web site. Share an unforgettable vacation with family and friends around the globe by creating an online album. Join Rick Mollica to learn how to post the whole family’s adventure and photos to available space on the Internet. This feature occurs Sept. 22, 7-8 a.m. PDT.

  • Are we there yet? Packing for a family trip isn’t half as hard as getting there. Join Terry Nagel, manager of the Family Chat forum, for a chat packed with tips for keeping kids

happy while traveling. This chat is sure to offer helpful tips on keeping everyone happy, whether your family is traveling by car, plane or train. Look for this feature Sept. 26, 8-9 p.m. PDT.

  • Great deals for senior travelers. A world of discounts awaits travelers age 55 and older, though often the hardest part is finding out what deals and specials are available. Join this chat on Sept. 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. PDT to learn about great offers from airlines, hotels, tour operators and others.

Full Circle

Las Vegas is featured this month (Sept. 3) in the 360-degree virtual tour available in Full Circle at http://expedia.MSN.com/daily/fullcircle/ .

Top 10 Destinations Booked Online via Expedia.com

Where are travelers on the Net going? Following is the Expedia.com list of the hottest destinations from July 15 through Aug. 15:

  1. San Francisco

  2. Chicago

  3. Los Angeles

  4. New York

  5. Atlanta

  6. Seattle

  7. Orlando, Fla.

  8. Las Vegas

  9. Boston

  10. Washington, D.C.

What’s Hot in Online Travel

  • Online consumer demand has made cruises and tour packages one of the hottest categories in online travel today. Proof for Expedia.com lies in the success of its cruise partner, Cruise Outlet. Since joining Expedia.com in February, Cruise Outlet has surpassed $2 million in sales. To learn more about Expedia.com offerings, visit http://expedia.MSN.com/etn/ .


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