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Preview Travel Launches Online Travel Store

Preview Travel Inc. in San Francisco opened an online travel store on its Web site featuring products from TravelSmith, Samsonite, REI, Chip Shot Golf and N2K's Music Boulevard.

"In our effort to provide a complete, one-stop-shopping travel service, we are committed to ensuring that our customers have the best travel shopping experience possible," said Barrie Seidenberg, executive vice president of Preview Travel's online services. "The Travel Store offers our 5 million subscribers a great way to prepare and pack for tropical vacations, business trips or weekend getaways."

As part of the new service, Preview Travel will offer comprehensive "packing lists." These unique packing lists offer recommendations on clothing and gear for all types of travel from safaris to business trips. These packing lists, made available by TravelSmith, are featured within the Travel Store, as well as integrated into Preview Travel's Destination Guides and Vacation Center.

In addition to being available at previewtravel.com, the Travel Store will be the featured travel shop within Excite's shopping channel, the company said. Financial arrangements of that deal were not disclosed.

Preview Travel offers airline tickets, car rentals, hotels, vacation packages and cruises, as well as integrated access to travel information, news and resources