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WorldRes Provides Match.Com
with Online Hotel Reservations
 
SAN MATEO, JANUARY 20, 1998--Match.Com (http://www.match.com), the online  matchmaking service, has entered into a partnership with WorldRes, Inc.(TM) to add a new element to Match.Com's Web site—online hotel reservations for singles seeking a romantic getaway.

Match.Com customers will be able to make reservations at over 1,600 properties worldwide, from intimate inns and bed and breakfasts to luxury resorts, many of which are not directly bookable on other Web sites.
"Adding WorldRes as a partner strengthens the lineup of offerings available to Match.Com members," said Match.Com's general manager, Fran Maier. "Match.Com is rapidly becoming the one-stop location for singles online. With partners like WorldRes, not only will we provide the resources for getting people together, but for keeping the relationship thriving."

This new partnership allows Match.Com members to easily search WorldRes’ database of hotels by destination, price range, date of arrival and other criteria, view a list of properties with real-time rates and availability, make a reservation and receive an instant confirmation--all online. Each hotel listing features detailed property and guestroom descriptions with photographs, and the site highlights a number of special offers and discounts.
Customers can opt to receive special e-mail promotions targeted to preferred destinations they select during registration.

"We are pleased to add Match.Com to the WorldRes network of marketing partners," said Scott Potter, WorldRes' vice president of business development. "This agreement demonstrates how easily our technology can be adapted to add value to special interest Web sites worldwide."

Match.Com, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is the largest online personal service in the world. Match.Com has more than 500,000 registered users and is registering 10,000 new members per week.  It's a full-service online singles resource that provides a unique, safe, and refreshingly fun online experience.

WorldRes, Inc. (http://www.worldres.com), founded in 1995, provides Internet sales and marketing services to over 1,600 properties worldwide, as well as online hotel booking capability to travel and destination Web sites, convention and visitor bureaus and tourism authorities.

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WorldRes and Places To Stay are trademarks of WorldRes, Inc.  All other trademarks are recognized as the property of their respective holders.

Contact:
Elizabeth Ripley WorldRes, Inc.
(650) 372-1700
eripley@worldres.com
Lauren Rudowitz   Keating Communications
(212) 760-2400
laurenr@worldnet.att.net
 

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