HotelView Rewards Agent Referrals
with $100 Gift Certificate
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (November 2, 1999) - Travel agents who want to see their favorite
hotels in streaming video on the Internet can win a $100 American Express gift certificate for each
hotel referral that results in a sale that they supply to HotelView (http://www.hotelview.com), one
of the leading producers of high-quality online travel videos.
HotelView, a wholly owned subsidiary of Visual Data
Corporation (NASDAQ: VDAT), is rewarding travel agents for hotel recommendations that result in
a sale of an online video production as part of the company's new "HotelView Referral Rewards
Program," announced HotelView General Manager David Chestler. Further details of the program
are described in the summer edition of HotelView's electronic newsletter "Site Seeing."
"Agents are increasingly using HotelView as part of their sales pitch, and many have
requested that we include specific properties in our video library," Chestler explained.
"When those referrals result in the production of a new video, we feel the recommending agent
deserves recognition. It's a winning situation for everyone - the agent wins a gift certificate,
HotelView gains a new client and the property is showcased more effectively by adding video and an
effective distribution model."
To participate, travel agents must belong to HotelView's travel agent locator. More than 1,000
agents have already registered to be included in the national directory, which is free to all
certified travel agents and includes access to HotelView's electronic newsletter "Site
Seeing," which has many helpful hints for online selling techniques and promotional programs.
Agents with qualified leads can send the contact information (property name, contact, telephone
number, fax and email address) and a short explanation of why the hotel is a good candidate for
streaming video to HotelView at email@example.com. Be sure to include the agency's name and
contact information. Once an agreement is signed, HotelView will send a $100 American Express gift
certificate to the referring agent.
Visual Data Corporation is a multi-media content producer, marketer and distributor of
advertising products and consumer based video libraries for use on the Internet and eventually,
Interactive Television. HotelView Corporation, a subsidiary of Visual Data Corporation, combines
Visual Data's digital media technology and superior travel-related distribution network to promote
and advertise hotels via sight, sound and motion at a fraction of the cost of traditional media.
For more information, contact HotelView General Manager David Chestler at 1-954-917-6655 or
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which involve numerous
risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from
those anticipated in such forward looking statements as a result of certain factors, including
those set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.