EXPEDIA EXPRESS – February 1999

REDMOND, Wash. – Feb. 1, 1999 –

This is the monthly newsletter for the MSN
travel service, highlighting the latest site information and trends in online travel. Expedia includes many third-party offers; some restrictions may apply. For more information on these offers, please go to http://expedia.MSN.com/ .

Love Month on MSN

Love is in the air this February on MSN Expedia (and all MSN network of Internet services properties) as
“Love Month”
swings into action. For travel lovers, this means Expedia has everything needed to plan and purchase a perfect romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. For the nontraveler, MSN offers tips and advice on making the most out of Valentine’s Day – single or not – at http://MSN.com .

Beyond love, find the latest news on general site features under What’s New.

Love – Expedia Style

MSN Expedia

Love Packages


  • Travelers who book a cruise with a companion on Uniglobe receive a $100 shipboard credit good toward such luxuries as a bottle of wine or massage. The offer is valid Feb. 1-28, 1999.

  • Those who seek romance on the beaches of sunny Cancun can save up to $660 per couple with Vacation Express. This package includes round-trip airfare and five-nights at the Hyatt Regency. The offer is valid Feb. 1-28, 1999.

  • Couples can save up to $470 on an intimate eight-day Hawaiian cruise from Go Ahead Vacations. They set sail on a voyage of discovery aboard the S.S. Independence and travel to five ports of call on four beautiful islands: Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii. The offer is valid Feb. 1-28, 1999.

  • Voyagers can relive the days of Mark Twain with a romantic steamboat journey along the Mississippi River and save up to $600 with Go Ahead Vacations. They will experience the charm and hospitality of the Old South, in a setting designed for pure enjoyment. The offer is valid Feb.1-15, 1999.

Straight From the Experts –

  • Interested in tying the knot? Getting married at sea may be the ultimate in romance. Cruise expert Douglas Ward reviews the options.

Chat About Romance –

  • Romantic Adventure. The Adventure travel forum is for couples who like to ski, raft, kayak, hike and skydive. Feb. 10, from 7-8 p.m. PST.

  • Honeymoon Hawaiian Style. Our forum hosts broadcast live from the Islands, offering personalized tips on making the most of this classic destination. Every Sunday from 7-8 p.m. PST.

  • Discover Romance in Old Europe. Chat participants discuss the charm of Paris, Rome, Florence and Capri with our European forum host, who spent more than 10 years in Europe. Every Thursday from 7-8 p.m. PST.

  • Romance in Theme Parks? Theme parks aren’t just for kids anymore, and our forum host discusses the special programs and features that make them a perfect romantic getaway. This feature appears nightly beginning at 3 p.m. PST.

  • London for Lovers. One of the Expedia forum hosts broadcasts live on-site to map out a romantic trip to London. Every Thursday from 4-5 p.m. PST.

Favorite Places –

  • Picturesque Waikiki has beckoned generations of honeymooners. A husband and wife share their account of this timeless honeymoon destination.

  • America’s most romantic city. San Francisco is the perfect destination for Valentine’s Day or any romantic occasion. Travelers learn about the sites, activities and lodging that make this a popular destination for couples.

Full Circle –

  • Views of long stretches of white beaches and towering mountains of Rio de Janeiro are featured in this 360-degree virtual tour beginning Feb. 11.

General MSN Expedia News

What’s New

The Momentum Continues

  • In early January, MSN Expedia hit an industry first of $10 million in weekly sales.

New Expedia Travel Network Members –

  • The Expedia Travel Network continues to expand the options available to consumers with its newest members: Cruises.com, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Windjammer.

Top 10 Destinations Booked Online via MSN Expedia

Where are travelers on the Net going? Following is a list of the hottest destinations booked on MSN Expedia from Dec. 15, 1998, through Jan. 15, 1999:

  1. Orlando

  2. San Francisco

  3. Los Angeles

  4. New York

  5. Las Vegas

  6. Phoenix

  7. Atlanta

  8. Fort Lauderdale

  9. Seattle

  10. Dallas/Fort Worth


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