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TravelWeb to Offer Video Ads for Hotels

HotelView Corp., a subsidiary of Visual Data Corp., and Pegasus Systems Inc. agreed to incorporate HotelView video hotel ads into Pegasus's TravelWeb, an Internet reservation service.

TravelWeb users will now have the option to see full-motion videos with narrated descriptions of select hotels, the firms said. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

HotelView Corp. produces and hosts the videos. The video tours, or vignettes, can be seen at the hotel's own proprietary Web site; at TravelWeb; at HotelView.com; and through HotelView's network of hyperlinks to other travel sites.

The companies explained that all the user needs to access HotelView is a Web browser and Real Player.

Hotels already featuring HotelView video tours on TravelWeb include The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, San Francisco Hilton & Towers and Marriott's Camelback Inn Resort, Golf & Spa in Arizona.