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VEGAS.com Wins Prestigious EPpy Award

World's Most Visited City Site Joins Other Internet Media Winners - USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post

LAS VEGAS - May 12, 2004 - VEGAS.com, the most visited city web site worldwide, was named "Best Internet Shopping Service" in its category at the ninth annual EPpy Awards, joining other winners such as the online editions of The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post and CNN.

VEGAS.com, whose Spanish site, www.espanol.vegas.com, was nominated along with its English counterpart, won in a category which included New York Newsday. The EPpy awards, which recognize the top performances by sites affiliated with the media industry, were presented today by Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek magazines at the Interactive Media Conference & Trade Show in Atlanta.

"VEGAS.com is proud to join these other great organizations as an EPpy Award winner and is pleased to be recognized for our commitment to our customers and community," VEGAS.com President Howard Lefkowitz said after capturing the award for the best online shopping service under 1 million monthly visitors. "Our dedication to service and innovation will continue to remain at the heart of everything we do."

VEGAS.com, which recently surpassed the 1.7-million monthly user mark, was the only nominee from Nevada and the only travel site nominated.

VEGAS.com has won or was nominated for other prestigious awards in 2004 including a Codie Awards Nomination for Best Online Consumer Service by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), several awards by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association (HSMAI), and Nortel Networks who recognized the site's leadership and innovation in IP Telephony for its call center operation.

About www.VEGAS.com
VEGAS.com is the most comprehensive website for the most entertaining city in the world: Vegas. Ranked as the world's No. 1 city travel site by comScore Media Metrix, and one of the world's top 50 travel sites by Alexa, VEGAS.com features nearly all of the city's hotels, shows, restaurants, tours and golf courses in one place. Book online at www.vegas.com or espanol.vegas.com, call 1-800-851-1703 or 1-888-719-4040 in Spanish, or visit one of more than a dozen retail locations at major hotels including the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Paris, Bally's, the Palms and the Stardust. VEGAS.com is the key to finding, planning and reserving at spas, restaurants, entertainment and strip clubs, casinos, attractions nightclubs and events and provides up-to-date and extensive information that enables visitors to effectively plan their entire trip. Located in Henderson, Nevada, VEGAS.com was launched in 1998 and is owned by the Greenspun Family, who has significant interests in the media, communication, real estate and gaming industries. In addition, the family is partners with Cox Communications of Las Vegas and Landmark Communications in a 24-hour local, all-news cable channel.

Contact: Pamela Johnston
973-259-0480
pamela@pjinc.net

 

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