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NewOrleans.com launches full-service vacation booking site

Renovated website allows travelers to plan and book trips with expert insider information about New Orleans

(NEW ORLEANS -- April 1, 2011) -- NewOrleans.com has launched a new, full-service website that helps travelers make decisions and book vacations to the popular U.S. travel destination. The site is powered by Cyllenius, the technology and solutions division of VEGAS.com -- the world's No. 1 city travel website.

NewOrleans.com combines Cyllenius' unique easy-to-use travel shopping cart technology with an in-depth online travel guide. The site's content was created and will be maintained by experts who live and breathe New Orleans every day. Its focus is on providing visitors an unparalleled content and technology experience to make planning and booking a trip as easy as possible.

With a wide range of options, NewOrleans.com will offer hand-picked hotels, in addition to air and hotel packages from as many as 1,700 cities worldwide through a global network of 400 airlines.

From Mardi Gras to the French Quarter, NewOrleans.com outlines every travel option with its comprehensive content supported by photos, video and interactive maps. On the site, visitors can find constantly-updated information on the city's world-renown festivals, music scene, popular attractions, tours, nightlife and world-class dining options.

"We're thrilled to see the updated site launch with the VEGAS.com technology in place," said Don Jones, CEO of NewOrleans.com. "Our focus remains on making vacation planning to New Orleans as easy and convenient as possible, while also providing useful information and recommendations within the content pages. We aim to be the one-stop-shop for all visitors to our city."

VEGAS.com's platform and efforts, which now support NewOrleans.com, include nearly 500 staff members, including bi-lingual 24/7 customer service in English and Spanish, and award-winning marketing and technical teams. 

About NewOrleans.com

Since its inception in 1995, NewOrleans.com has primarily been a hospitality portal. Today it generates nearly 3 million unique visitors per year and millions of page views from individuals who are planning to visit the area. When someone plans a trip, NewOrleans.com, the most intuitive and recognizable web address for this area, is the first place they go to find out where to stay, where to eat and what do to. NewOrleans.com will continue to provide this valuable service, while raising the bar on the quality and depth of visitor information available on the site.

About VEGAS.com

VEGAS.com is the largest city destination travel website in the world with extensive, constantly updated information and a full range of travel products including hotel rooms, air-hotel packages, show tickets, tours and golf. A state-of-the-art contact center provides customer support, expert information and sales 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to complement the information on www.VEGAS.com, www.LasVegas.com, espanol.VEGAS.com and Mexico.com. VEGAS.com, through its Casino Travel & Tours unit, operates retail and concierge desks at more than 50 locations including the Palms, Paris, Harrah's, Bally's, Excalibur, New York-New York, Luxor and more. The company also offers a variety of excursions including city tours, the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. VEGAS.com is a member of the Greenspun Family of Companies, privately owned and operating in Southern Nevada for more than 60 years.