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Travelbase Acquires Lodging.com Domain Name

Online travel site NITC Travelbase said it has purchased the Lodging.com Web site. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Lodging.com lists more than 35,000 accommodations in 2,500 U.S. cities, including listings of off-the-beaten path inns, guest houses and bed and breakfast lodgings. The database includes links to more than 2,000 hotels, motels, resorts and B&B's Web pages.

The system allows online reservations at about 25,000 properties, many of which offer discounts available exclusively through Lodging.com.

"Since 1995 NITC Travelbase has been a resource for consumers looking for smaller and off-the-beaten-path travel options. Lodging.com gives us an opportunity to showcase our expertise in the hospitality sector with a brand name URL Internet users can remember," said Bill Marbach, vice president of sales for NITC Travelbase.

In addition to Web-based promotions, Travelbase said it will advertise Lodging.com in U.S. print publications including USA Today.