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VEGAS.Com Selected As Codie Award Finalist For Best Online Consumer Service By SIIA

Las Vegas, NEVADA -- December 23, 2003 -- The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) yesterday released its list of finalists for the 19th Annual Codie Awards, selecting VEGAS.com as a finalist for best online consumer service. As the only travel web site selected, VEGAS.com joins Codie finalists in other categories including AT&T, Adobe, Macromedia, Microsoft, Vivendi Universal, Nokia, Sybase, The Wall Street Journal and many more. Last year, NationalGeographic.com was selected as the winner in the online consumer service category.

The 2004 Codie Awards showcase the software and digital content industry's finest products and services and honor excellence for corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts. During the nomination period, which closed in October, over 800 nominations from more than 600 companies were submitted. The number of nominees represents a record high for the program.

"In light of the intense competition this year, to be named a Codie Awards finalist is a tremendous honor and an important achievement," says Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "SIIA is proud to recognize these companies as true leaders in their fields."

"We take pride in VEGAS.com's nomination as a finalist," said VEGAS.com President Howard Lefkowitz. "This is a testament to the hard work that encompasses every facet of the company, including the software and programming that goes into the site; the marketing and process of making people aware of VEGAS.com both online and offline; the user interface and graphics on the site which give us our distinct look and usability; the superior content and information that establishes us as the Vegas experts; the customer service and call center which provide information and assistance; and our tourism partners who represent the entire Vegas experience," Lefkowitz continued.

A full list of finalists can be viewed at http://www.siia.net/codies2004/finalists.asp. Awards will be presented in May 2004.

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.

About SIIA
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 600 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit http://www.siia.net.

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