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WeBeenThere Selected by NYNMA as Innovator for SuperCyberSuds 2001

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At NYNMA's Super CyberSuds, WeBeenThere will exhibit its unique "clicks-and-mortar" approach to online travel


(New York, NY) October 22, 2001 - WeBeenThere, an online travel company, today announced that it has been selected by the New York New Media Association (NYNMA) as an Innovator for the upcoming Super CyberSuds™ 2001, to be held on November 1st in New York City. Super CyberSuds™ is NYNMA's biggest event of the year, and brings together the top technology and new media companies in the tri-state area.

As one of this year's Innovators, WeBeenThere will be a featured exhibitor at the Super CyberSuds™ event, where it will demonstrate its online travel service.

"NYNMA's Super CyberSuds™ is dedicated to showcasing the people and technologies that will reaffirm the role of technology in the success of New York's business and cultural life," commented Alice O'Rourke, Executive Director of NYNMA. WeBeenThere provides travelers with a network of live travel specialists, accessible through the Internet. The company provides an exhaustive resource of the information, expertise and services to safely and smartly plan vacations and business trips.

"There is no doubt that the travel industry has been impacted by the events of September, 11," explained WeBeenThere Founder and CEO, David Feit. "Many travelers have turned to us in the wake of this tragedy, particularly because we offer a level of help and comfort that can't be found at other travel sites." At NYNMA, WeBeenThere will emphasize the concept of re-intermediation, the idea of bringing back the middleman in situations where the middleman has been shut out, but still has value to add in the transaction process.

"Today, perhaps more than ever before, travel is an industry where people need help with their planning, and want to feel confident that you are dealing with someone who knows how to take care of you while you're away," continued Feit.

WeBeenThere invites all interested press, partners, advertisers and travelers to visit the company at its Super CyberSuds booth.

About NYNMA
The New York New Media Association (NYNMA), founded in 1994, is a community of professionals with a strong interest in using innovative technologies to grow their business. NYNMA seeks to maximize the knowledge, skills and success of its membership, as well as the overall impact and recognition of its community. For more information, visit NYNMA at http://www.nynma.org.

About WeBeenThere
WeBeenThere, LLC is a travel company representing hundreds of the world's best specialist travel agents. WeBeenThere brings service and expertise to the online travel market through its carefully screened network of expert agents. Utilizing its vast breadth of travel expertise, WeBeenThere partners with consumer web sites to bring a higher level of expertise to travel content. Travel industry suppliers use WeBeenThere to market their products and information to the best quality specialist agents, and the public. For more information visit http://www.webeenthere.com.