Take to the cyber streets

Citysearch.com offers new avenues for travel information

Before you visit your next big city, bring those bright lights to you-via the Internet. The Website citysearch.com can give you the latest happenings at your next metropolitan stop. Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or to relocate, you can view this site’s selection of categories-entertainment, sports and fitness, personal services, news, weather reports, career center, singles spots, maps and directions, hotel listings, apartment resources-to help you plan your trip. It also has the ultimate e-commerce contacts, featuring sites such as cityauction.com, match.com (an online dating service) and ticketmaster.com. In addition, many of the cities offer virtual tours that allow you to get a feel for some of the attractions without leaving the comfort of your computer chair. What’s more, Ticketmaster Online, City Search and American Express have teamed up to develop

a program, Get on the Net, to recruit more local small and mid-sized businesses. This will provide users with even more options. On the other hand, if you need information on some of the less popular cities, don’t expect citysearch.com to be your final stop; you may have to look elsewhere. But, keep checking, because the site continues to add new cities.

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