www.IndependentTraveler.com Launches With Essential Tips, Resources, Around-The-World Giveaway

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Independent Traveler, Inc.

    PENNINGTON, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent Traveler,
 pioneering publisher of Hot Deals and Resources and Tips on the AOL Travel
 Channel, takes its valuable travel content to the World Wide Web today with
 the launch of www.IndependentTraveler.com.
     To celebrate its launch, The Independent Traveler has organized an online
 festival that includes a variety of fun, interactive travel games, and
 exciting prizes.  The Independent Traveler has partnered with Asphalt Jungle,
 AirTreks.com and Magellan's to provide interactive travel games and prizes
 that include Around the World airfare for two.
     "The Independent Traveler's unique position as one of the first online
 travel sites means that we've been there, and we have the experience to help
 you get there," says Carrie Becker, editor.  "We've created a fun, yet
 educational experience for our visitors by providing an unbiased look at the
 top travel resources available on and offline, as well as a friendly community
 of travelers who candidly exchange firsthand travel advice."
     "Our goal is to provide travelers with the best resources and moneysaving
 tips," said Kathleen Tucker, president and founder.  "Our ability to keep
 content fresh and encourage interaction between travelers has fostered a
 vital, travel-savvy community of AOL members that, with the launch of
 www.IndependentTraveler.com, will now expand to include all Web travelers."
     The Independent Traveler debuted on America Online in 1990 and quickly
 established its credentials as the authoritative online resource for
 objective travel information.  Over the past ten years The Independent
 Traveler has developed a loyal following and a devoted online community as it
 expanded to include extensive travel resources, travel bargains, the best
 travel message boards and a vast collection of member trip reports and photos.
     For its Web debut, the producers of IndependentTraveler.com created a
 fresh look including an expanded Bargain Box that enables travelers to search
 for bargains by a destination or departure city; a Resource Center that is
 unmatched on the Web for information and links to everything a traveler needs
 to know before, during and after a trip; and a growing community of travelers
 who enjoy sharing their journeys.
     IndependentTraveler.com (AOL Keyword: traveler) is published by The
 Independent Traveler, Inc., a closely held New Jersey corporation, which also
 publishes Cruise Critic also available on America Online at Keyword: cruise
 critic and on the Web at www.CruiseCritic.com.
 
     CONTACT: Carrie Becker, Editor, 609-730-9195 or
 editor@independenttraveler.com; or Kathleen Tucker, President, 609-737-8820 or
 Kathleen@independenttraveler.com, both of The Independent Traveler.
 
 

SOURCE The Independent Traveler, Inc.
    PENNINGTON, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent Traveler,
 pioneering publisher of Hot Deals and Resources and Tips on the AOL Travel
 Channel, takes its valuable travel content to the World Wide Web today with
 the launch of www.IndependentTraveler.com.
     To celebrate its launch, The Independent Traveler has organized an online
 festival that includes a variety of fun, interactive travel games, and
 exciting prizes.  The Independent Traveler has partnered with Asphalt Jungle,
 AirTreks.com and Magellan's to provide interactive travel games and prizes
 that include Around the World airfare for two.
     "The Independent Traveler's unique position as one of the first online
 travel sites means that we've been there, and we have the experience to help
 you get there," says Carrie Becker, editor.  "We've created a fun, yet
 educational experience for our visitors by providing an unbiased look at the
 top travel resources available on and offline, as well as a friendly community
 of travelers who candidly exchange firsthand travel advice."
     "Our goal is to provide travelers with the best resources and moneysaving
 tips," said Kathleen Tucker, president and founder.  "Our ability to keep
 content fresh and encourage interaction between travelers has fostered a
 vital, travel-savvy community of AOL members that, with the launch of
 www.IndependentTraveler.com, will now expand to include all Web travelers."
     The Independent Traveler debuted on America Online in 1990 and quickly
 established its credentials as the authoritative online resource for
 objective travel information.  Over the past ten years The Independent
 Traveler has developed a loyal following and a devoted online community as it
 expanded to include extensive travel resources, travel bargains, the best
 travel message boards and a vast collection of member trip reports and photos.
     For its Web debut, the producers of IndependentTraveler.com created a
 fresh look including an expanded Bargain Box that enables travelers to search
 for bargains by a destination or departure city; a Resource Center that is
 unmatched on the Web for information and links to everything a traveler needs
 to know before, during and after a trip; and a growing community of travelers
 who enjoy sharing their journeys.
     IndependentTraveler.com (AOL Keyword: traveler) is published by The
 Independent Traveler, Inc., a closely held New Jersey corporation, which also
 publishes Cruise Critic also available on America Online at Keyword: cruise
 critic and on the Web at www.CruiseCritic.com.
 
     CONTACT: Carrie Becker, Editor, 609-730-9195 or
 editor@independenttraveler.com; or Kathleen Tucker, President, 609-737-8820 or
 Kathleen@independenttraveler.com, both of The Independent Traveler.
 
 SOURCE  The Independent Traveler, Inc.