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Preview Travel Secures Exclusive Position on Snap!

Snap!, an Internet portal service from CNET: The Computer Network, and Preview Travel Inc. signed a distribution and marketing pact that makes Preview Travel the exclusive provider of reservation services in Snap!'s Travel Resource Center.

The Preview Travel partnership marks Snap!'s first e-commerce deal since its recent CNET-NBC joint venture announcement. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Preview Travel offers an integrated solution that will enable Snap! users to obtain travel information and book airline tickets, vacation packages, hotel reservations and car rentals.

Snap!'s travel audience will also have access to many of Preview Travel's other resources, including Destination Guides with content from Fodor's Travel Publications Inc., Farefinder, Carfinder, Business Travel Center, custom mini- guides and a travel newswire.

"Preview Travel has a well-earned reputation for offering high-quality service and in-depth travel information to consumers," said Halsey Minor, CNET's chairman and CEO and CEO of Snap!. "We're delighted to welcome Preview Travel to Snap!'s growing list of partners, and they're well-positioned to capitalize on the accelerated user growth we expect from the pending NBC partnership."

Snap!'s Travel Resource Center features a searchable directory that compiles Web resources on travel, programmed daily by editors who hand-select and screen links for their quality and relevance. Snap! offers travel planning information where visitors can obtain travel news and events listings, as well as participate in travel chats.