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WeBeenThere Promotes Travel to Puerto Rico through New Campaign Featuring Network of Specialized Travel Experts

For Immediate Release

Kicks off campaign with contest to win a weeklong vacation in sunny Puerto Rico


(New York, NY) January 7, 2002 - WeBeenThere, an online network of specialized travel experts, today announced a new campaign to promote travel to Puerto Rico. As part of the campaign, WeBeenThere is giving away a five-night vacation package to Puerto Rico in conjunction with Spirit Airlines, Avis Rent a Car and the Candelero Resort at Palmas Del Mar. WeBeenThere has identified Puerto Rico as a top destination for travel this winter based on its warm climate, diverse attractions and exciting culture.

"Puerto Rico has something for everyone. Sandy beaches and world-class diving, beautiful architecture, the rainforest, casinos and an active nightlife," said David Feit, CEO of WeBeenThere. "Our Puerto Rico travel experts have been all over the island and will help customers get the most out of this paradise destination."

With recent travel concerns, many Americans are now looking to vacation within the United States. As a commonwealth of the U.S., Puerto Rico offers American travelers all the benefits of the tropics without leaving the country. WeBeenThere travel specialists can help tourists build a vacation package tailored to their unique interests.

Win a Trip to Puerto Rico
WeBeenThere is launching the Puerto Rico travel campaign with a contest to win a five-night package for two on the Caribbean island. All subscribers of WeBeenThere's TravelSavvy newsletter are automatically entered to win.

The winner will receive roundtrip airfare courtesy of Spirit Airlines, a rental car provided by Avis Rent a Car of Puerto Rico and other great features such as golf, tennis and childcare furnished by the resort.

Other elements of the campaign include recommendations and first-hand information about travel in Puerto Rico through WeBeenThere's web portal and its Travel Savvy newsletter along with special tips for its Puerto Rico travel experts. "Our specialist travel agents really know the areas that they cover, and we plan on showcasing that knowledge, while promoting travel, " said Feit. As part of the campaign, WeBeenThere will host a reception in New York celebrating Puerto Rican culture on Wednesday, January 16, 2002. To attend the reception, please RSVP at info@webeenthere.com.

The Puerto Rico tourism campaign marks the first of what will be a series of tourism campaigns, each highlighting a different destination or travel theme. WeBeenThere hopes to demonstrate the effectiveness of booking through a specialist travel agent, by presenting the expertise of its agents through each campaign.

For more information about the upcoming event, this campaign, or future campaigns please contact Chris McManus at (718) 832-3054.

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. Its Travel Savvy newsletter reaches more than 60,000 avid travelers. For more information visit www.WeBeenThere.com.

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