OAG Partners with CustomWeather to Add Worldwide Weather Information To OAG.com and OAG Mobile

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from OAG Worldwide

    OAK BROOK, Ill., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- OAG, the leader in independent
 business travel information worldwide, has partnered with CustomWeather, the
 leading supplier of syndicated weather data on the Internet and wireless
 devices, to provide users of OAG.com and OAG Mobile with up-to-date worldwide
 weather forecasts.  Users of OAG.com and OAG Mobile will be able to access
 weather information beginning this summer.
     This announcement marks the latest in a series of OAG initiatives to
 empower the frequent traveler with access to up-to-date travel information in
 order to fully manage their travel arrangements - whether on the road, in a
 meeting or in the office.
     "Flights delayed or cancelled by bad weather can be the difference between
 a signed contract and a missed opportunity," said Katherine McCormick, Product
 Manager of OAG Mobile.  "Up-to-date weather information can help business
 travelers on tight schedules better plan ahead to avoid some of these
 disruptions, plus pack the appropriate clothes for their destination cities."
     CustomWeather provides valuable data such as comprehensive current
 condition reports, two-day detailed forecasts, seven-day extended forecasts,
 ski resort updates, marine forecasts and airline delay forecasts for over
 58,000 cities worldwide, including more than 28,000 cities in the U.S.
     "CustomWeather is excited to provide weather information to OAG, the
 recognized leader of travel information," noted Geoff Flint, CEO of
 CustomWeather.  "No other weather resource offers forecasts for so many
 specific locations in the U.S. or globally.  Our detailed 48-hour and extended
 seven-day forecasts for so many areas of the world are invaluable products for
 today's frequent traveler.  "OAG.com provides direct access to OAG flight
 information -- the most up-to-date, comprehensive web-enabled flight schedule
 database in the world.
     OAG Mobile offers wireless access to up-to-date travel information via
 web-enabled phones and PDAs.  Using the mobile device of their choice, users
 can check flight schedules from the OAG travel information database that
 includes millions of direct and connecting flights from over 800 airlines.
 
     About OAG
     OAG Worldwide ( www.oag.com ), a division of Reed Business Information and
 a member of the Reed Elsevier plc group, is the world 's most comprehensive
 source of independent business travel information and decision support for
 travelers, arrangers and corporations.  OAG information is available online
 and on wireless, electronic and print media for easy use in the office, at
 home and on the road.  The portfolio of OAG-branded products and services
 includes OAG Pocket Flight Guides, OAG Travel Information System and OAG
 Mobile.  OAG data is also transmitted to the world's global distribution
 systems used by travel agents, the airline industry and associated
 organizations throughout the world.
 
     About CustomWeather
     CustomWeather, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, offers syndicated
 custom weather products, services and applications to wireless and web-based
 companies.  CustomWeather offers the largest scope of specific and unique
 forecasts available today, generating unique weather forecasts and reports for
 more than 58,000 cities worldwide.  Using the latest in modern meteorological
 science and technology, CustomWeather's powerful weather solutions enable
 clients to create their own customized, integrated weather offerings that are
 fully private-labeled to increase their own customer loyalty and brand reach.
     For more information about CustomWeather, visit
 http://www.customweather.com .
 
 

SOURCE OAG Worldwide
    OAK BROOK, Ill., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- OAG, the leader in independent
 business travel information worldwide, has partnered with CustomWeather, the
 leading supplier of syndicated weather data on the Internet and wireless
 devices, to provide users of OAG.com and OAG Mobile with up-to-date worldwide
 weather forecasts.  Users of OAG.com and OAG Mobile will be able to access
 weather information beginning this summer.
     This announcement marks the latest in a series of OAG initiatives to
 empower the frequent traveler with access to up-to-date travel information in
 order to fully manage their travel arrangements - whether on the road, in a
 meeting or in the office.
     "Flights delayed or cancelled by bad weather can be the difference between
 a signed contract and a missed opportunity," said Katherine McCormick, Product
 Manager of OAG Mobile.  "Up-to-date weather information can help business
 travelers on tight schedules better plan ahead to avoid some of these
 disruptions, plus pack the appropriate clothes for their destination cities."
     CustomWeather provides valuable data such as comprehensive current
 condition reports, two-day detailed forecasts, seven-day extended forecasts,
 ski resort updates, marine forecasts and airline delay forecasts for over
 58,000 cities worldwide, including more than 28,000 cities in the U.S.
     "CustomWeather is excited to provide weather information to OAG, the
 recognized leader of travel information," noted Geoff Flint, CEO of
 CustomWeather.  "No other weather resource offers forecasts for so many
 specific locations in the U.S. or globally.  Our detailed 48-hour and extended
 seven-day forecasts for so many areas of the world are invaluable products for
 today's frequent traveler.  "OAG.com provides direct access to OAG flight
 information -- the most up-to-date, comprehensive web-enabled flight schedule
 database in the world.
     OAG Mobile offers wireless access to up-to-date travel information via
 web-enabled phones and PDAs.  Using the mobile device of their choice, users
 can check flight schedules from the OAG travel information database that
 includes millions of direct and connecting flights from over 800 airlines.
 
     About OAG
     OAG Worldwide ( www.oag.com ), a division of Reed Business Information and
 a member of the Reed Elsevier plc group, is the world 's most comprehensive
 source of independent business travel information and decision support for
 travelers, arrangers and corporations.  OAG information is available online
 and on wireless, electronic and print media for easy use in the office, at
 home and on the road.  The portfolio of OAG-branded products and services
 includes OAG Pocket Flight Guides, OAG Travel Information System and OAG
 Mobile.  OAG data is also transmitted to the world's global distribution
 systems used by travel agents, the airline industry and associated
 organizations throughout the world.
 
     About CustomWeather
     CustomWeather, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, offers syndicated
 custom weather products, services and applications to wireless and web-based
 companies.  CustomWeather offers the largest scope of specific and unique
 forecasts available today, generating unique weather forecasts and reports for
 more than 58,000 cities worldwide.  Using the latest in modern meteorological
 science and technology, CustomWeather's powerful weather solutions enable
 clients to create their own customized, integrated weather offerings that are
 fully private-labeled to increase their own customer loyalty and brand reach.
     For more information about CustomWeather, visit
 http://www.customweather.com .
 
 SOURCE  OAG Worldwide