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TRAVELSCAPE.COM LAUNCHES NEW “MILLENNIUM” SECTION ON ITS POPULAR WEB SITE, the leading online wholesale travel planning and reservation service, today unveiled “Millennium” on its Web site, which showcases several value-oriented holiday travel packages to top destinations throughout the US and the Caribbean.

Visitors can find Millennium under the “Specials” section on’s Home Page. Through its extensive network of hotel and airline partnerships and strong industry ties, is able to offer consumers exclusive holiday air, hotel, and air/hotel packages with significant discounts. For example, using Millennium, consumers can plan a five-night vacation in New York City (December 29, 1999 to January 3, ) for two people traveling on American Airlines from Los Angeles and staying at the landmark Empire Hotel for $1,144.75 per person. Moreover, this flight is direct, and does not require a “red eye” departure or arrival.

“We believe that Millennium will demonstrate to consumers that there’s still plenty of time to plan an exciting holiday getaway without having to break the bank. Once again, has successfully leveraged its strong travel industry relationships to secure exclusive deals to the most desirable hot spots in the US and the Caribbean,” said Erick Rodriguez,’s executive vice president of product development. “While overall travel rates have risen in most major vacation markets by 50 percent in anticipation of the millennium celebration, is still able to offer travel packages at a discounted rate—without asking consumers to ‘cut corners’ or stay in lower-quality hotels to save money.”

Rodriguez added that’s Millennium inventory of hotel options is pre-secured and guaranteed -consumers can comfortably rest assured they won’t be forced to deal with last-second surprises come vacation time.