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Transaction Brings Two Top Vegas Names Together

LAS VEGAS -- March 2, 2005 -- VEGAS.com, the world's most-visited city site and the largest source of information on Las Vegas, has acquired a majority interest in Casino Travel & Tours.

Casino Travel & Tours is one of Las Vegas' most established tour companies, formed more than 20 years ago by Jody and the late Dr. Elias Ghanem, a well-known doctor, philanthropist and longtime Las Vegas resident. CT&T has served guests via front desk retail locations at premier hotels on and off the Vegas strip since 1995, including the Palms, Paris, MGM Grand, Aladdin, Bally's, Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, New York--New York and Luxor. Casino Travel & Tours offers city tours, tickets to top Vegas shows, and limousine service, as well as tours to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon to name just a few.

"This transaction provides a huge addition to VEGAS.com's existing retail presence and demonstrates our continued dedication to our local tourism partners beyond the web," said Howard Lefkowitz, president of VEGAS.com. "This deal combines CT&T's tremendous retail knowledge and relationships with VEGAS.com's marketing, technology expertise and resources to create an unparalleled online and retail partnership that will help customers, whether they're in their hotel, on the phone or on the internet."

VEGAS.com and Casino Travel & Tours, both local companies, will use their shared expertise to support Nevada's hospitality industry and both will continue to operate under their respective management. Jody Ghanem remains an owner and partner of Casino Travel & Tours. Michael Kritzler will continue to grow CT&T and run day-to-day operations.

"Joining Casino Travel & Tours, one of the city's most trusted companies, with the world's largest purveyor of Vegas info is a great asset for the millions of people that visit every year," Ghanem said. "We're pleased to join another leading travel company with great roots and heritage in Southern Nevada."

About Casino Travel & Tours
Casino Travel & Tours started more than 20 years ago as a small travel agency. As Las Vegas grew into one of the world's most popular destinations, CT&T quickly adapted to the demands of eager tourists and business travelers alike. In 1995 the first official Casino Travel & Tours desk appeared inside the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. Since then, CT&T has pampered foreign businessmen aboard luxury limousines, provided show tickets for romantic evenings and created group excursions from the Grand Canyon's west rim to area national parks. CT&T is now located in multiple premier hotels on and off the Las Vegas Strip, including the Palms, Paris, MGM Grand, Aladdin, Bally's, Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, New York New York and Luxor.

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.

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