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International Insights, Tips and Information for Travelers from WHERE Magazines International on AOL

DULLES, Va., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- America Online, Inc. (NYSE: AOL) and WHERE Magazines International today announced a partnership to provide local travel information about 40 international cities and 11 countries to AOL's more than seven million members worldwide.

WHERE Magazines International, based in Toronto, will provide international travel content which will be available directly from the main travel and international channels of AOL services in the U.S. and Canada.

The WHERE area will offer members travel information on each city, such as the favorite local pubs, restaurants, shops and hotels, and other best-kept secrets, so that when visitors arrive in a city, they know what the locals know. This up-to-date, local insight enables travelers to plan the specifics of their visit from their home or office computer via AOL. When they arrive at their destination, visitors can check and get current information from the local WHERE magazine in their hotel rooms.

"AOL is thrilled to partner with WHERE Magazines International to bring the best local travel information from international cities to our members," said Wendy Brown, general manager of America Online's Travel Channel. "WHERE brings extensive and unequaled travel expertise to AOL by tapping into the global resources in WHERE cities. This teamed with AOL's Internet online expertise offers members the ability and all of the information needed to plan trips and adventures from their computers."

"WHERE Magazines International is excited about our partnership with AOL and what this partnership can accomplish in bringing timely and in-depth local travel information directly to millions of people through AOL. We are proud to be partners with the leader in Internet online services, and to be part of the world's largest Internet online community," said Carole-Ann Hayes, president, WHERE Magazines International.

The WHERE area, found on AOL's travel and international channels or at keyword Where, will feature 19 U.S. cities, 10 Canadian cities, and 11 European cities in 11 countries. The countries featured are Canada, the United States, Spain, Ireland, England, Hungary, Romania, Russia, France, Italy, and Austria. The area will be enhanced in the future to include more cities and countries as WHERE continues to expand.

"Travel is consistently among the top three interests of AOL members around the world, and, through our partnership with WHERE Magazines International, we will provide the most comprehensive travel and tourism information to members. AOL is committed to providing the most entertaining and interactive content for our members," said Wendy Brown, general manager of the Travel Channel for America Online.

WHERE Magazines International is the world's largest international publisher of travel magazines. Publishing since 1936, WHERE magazines are now published in 40 cities and 11 countries, and reach 45 million readers annually in 600,000 of the finest hotel rooms in the world. As well as the magazines and website, WHERE also produces a selection of stand-alone maps and CD-ROMs, and is involved in numerous custom-publishing ventures.

America Online, Inc. (NYSE: AOL), based in Dulles, Virginia, operates the world's most popular Internet online service, with more than 7 million members worldwide. AOL offers its subscribers a wide variety of services including electronic mail, conferencing, software, computing support, interactive magazines and newspapers, and online classes, as well as easy and affordable access to services of the Internet. Founded in 1985, AOL today has a global workforce of more than 5,500 people. Personal computer owners can obtain America Online software at major retailers and bookstores or by calling 800-827-6364.

SOURCE America Online, Inc.
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/CONTACT: Kristen Rector of GCI Communications, 416-322-0142, ext. 423, for America Online; or Thomas J. Weisner of WHERE Magazines International, 416-360-0044, ext. 323, or e-mail,


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