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MapBlast! Signs Hilton Hotels, barnesandnoble.com

Vicinity Corp's door-to-door driving directions site MapBlast! said that Hilton Hotels Corp. and barnesandnoble.com have incorporated their online services into the MapBlast! Web site.

Hilton and barnesandnoble.com have agreed to provide travelers using MapBlast! single-click access to hotel information and travel books, respectively. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

By selecting the Hilton button, users will be shown a map of their travel destination with nearby participating U.S. Hilton locations on it and be able to access detailed property information and make reservations.

Similarly, by selecting the barnesandnoble.com button, users will be able to browse books about their travel destination and purchase them online.

MapBlast! provides lodging information and reservation capabilities, traffic reports and local points of interest. The site claims more than 21 million page views per month from more than 1.5 million unique visitors.