HotelView® Signs Agreement With New River Technologies
Agreement Brings HotelView’s Video Tours to Over 50 Travel Sites
POMPANO BEACH, FL – May 24, 2000 – HotelView Corporation, a subsidiary of
Visual Data Corporation (NASDAQ: VDAT), announced today that it has entered
into its most substantial distribution agreement to-date. The agreement with New
River Technologies, an affiliate of Certified Vacations Group, Inc., will enable
web surfers to experience HotelView’s full motion, narrative video tours at more than 50
travel Internet sites. These sites include Travelocity, Expedia, Preview Travel, Yahoo!
Travel and Lowestfare.com that feature vacation packages offered by Certified Vacations
“This is a tremendous deal for us and the millions of people who look to us as a
resource for planning and purchasing vacation travel,” said Georgianne Brown, President
of New River Technologies. “The added functionality HotelView’s video vignettes give us
significantly enhances our ability to help our customers make the best choices for their
vacation travel needs.”
“We are thrilled about this agreement with New River Technologies,” said David
Chestler General Manager for HotelView. “We are continually on the lookout for
ways to expand our viewership, and we consider this an excellent opportunity to
significantly increase our reach for our travel industry clients and their
About HotelView Corporation: HotelView produces high-quality hotel
“vignettes” exclusively for the Internet that take viewers on a compelling
interactive video tour of the property. A sales aid for travel and meeting planning
professionals and a marketing tool for hoteliers, the videos are strategically distributed
through an extensive network of travel-, leisure- and business-related sites that can
be reached from various sources on the Web such as Yahoo!® Broadcast,
MADSearch, All-Hotels, Snap (NBCi) and RoadRunner among others. They are also
accessible through the featured hotel’s own web site and the HotelView library at
HotelView Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visual Data Corporation (NASDAQ:
VDAT). It is the flagship of the company’s Visual Data Travel Group, which also includes
AttractionView® and ResortView®, with CruiseView™, GolfersView™ and
DestinationView® sites premiering soon.
About New River Technologies: New River Technologies provides
technological/online research, design, development and vacation travel
e-commerce services for Certified Vacation Group brands such as Continental
Airlines Vacations and Future Vacations. New River Technologies maintains an
Internet presence for Certified Vacations Group brands on more than 50 web sites.
This includes both independent sites and joint ventures with leading Internet media companies.
In addition to brand-specific sites, New River Technologies also offers cyber
shoppers a wide array of vacation options – vacation packages, cruises, bed
& breakfast – through ClikVacations.com, the first Internet community completely
devoted to vacation travel.
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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.