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American Express Launches Powerful One-Stop Travel and Entertainment Resource

" New "Super Hub" Integrates Wide Variety of Outstanding Online Tools for Planning and Booking Both Travel and Entertainment "

NEW YORK, NY ­ (INB) -- American Express Company today unveiled a new section of where consumers can research, book and buy travel and entertainment from a single, easy-to-use web location. The site merges the experience, buying clout and the service network of one of the world's largest travel agencies with the power and relationships of the leading travel and entertainment card issuer.

Among the site's distinctive benefits:

  • The new hub lets visitors combine researching and booking travel with planning and buying one website. Up-to-date background about destinations, theater and movie options, and restaurants around the world is included along with easy booking of travel and entertainment.

  • is a one-stop resource for a wide range of travel and entertainment content providers and planning tools from such respected partners as Fodor's, Zagat Survey, Travel & Leisure, MapQuest, Playbill, IPIX, Ticketmaster, and MovieFone, all accessible on the section's home page.

  • This array of research and planning tools is integrated with an advanced, online booking engine,, enabling efficient booking of both travel and entertainment within

  • Listed under "New This Week" and "Last-Minute Travel Bargains," all visitors can view information about continually changing tour, cruise and vacation package specials, developed and offered by American Express Travel. Most are backed by a best-price guarantee. The site also includes a wide range of airline, hotel, car rental, dining and shopping specials exclusively for American Express Cardmembers.

  • In contrast to other travel sites, is backed offline by the advice of some of the world's most knowledgeable and experienced travel counselors. Visitors can e-mail or call an American Express travel specialist; while on the road, travelers enjoy the away-from-home security of the American Express worldwide network of more than 1,700 travel and foreign exchange services locations in more than 130 countries.

Total Travel and Entertainment Solution: "Destination at a Glance."

In addition to accessing the entertainment and dining partners assembled by American Express, visitors to can:

  • View and download customized Fodor's city miniguides and maps

  • Take a virtual tour of hotels

  • Read recent articles from Travel & Leisure

  • View current special American Express values in the destination selected

  • Obtain local weather forecasts, maps showing American Express Travel Services locations, currency and clothing-size conversions

  • Verify visa requirements and link to the U.S. State Department for travel advisories

  • Under "Dining and Entertainment," read reviews of plays and new restaurants

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