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Excite Australia Launches Travel Channel

Excite Australia launched Excite Travel, a new co-branded channel on its site being operated in conjunction with travel.com.au, an Australian Internet travel company.

The channel will feature "My Travel", a personalization feature in Excite Travel and on the My Excite Start Page that provides users with updates on favorite holiday destinations and what special packages are available.

"We have created one of the most comprehensive and unique travel channels in Australia," said Amy Smith, director of programming and content for Excite @Home Australia.

Excite Travel will contain the full range of travel.com.au services, including travel information such as flight schedules, car rentals, lodging accommodation and links to other relevant travel sites.

Other travel tools include a new and improved currency converter, information on time zones across the world and weather data.

Excite @Home Australia (ATHM) (formerly At Home Network Australia) was formed in June 1999 through the joint venture of Excite @Home and Australian integrated communications company Cable & Wireless Optus.