For Immediate Release

November 23, 2004

NexTag UK Launches Comparison Shopping for Travel

NexTag UK Travel Meta Search Enables Online Shoppers To Save Time and Money Finding the Best Deal on Hotel Rooms

San Mateo, Calif. (November 23, 2004)
NexTag, Inc., the leading comparison shopping service for products and services, today announced its global expansion of comparison shopping for travel with its launch of NexTag UK Travel Meta Search for hotels.

NexTag UK's Travel Meta Search provides travelers the ability to quickly search and compare room rates across a number of participating hotels and online travel agencies, including some of today's leading online travel brands in the UK. Using NexTag's Search And Match (SAM) proprietary technology, NexTag UK's unique display provides real-time availability of room rates for a specific property from multiple merchants. In an easy side-by-side comparison, travelers can readily find the best price for specific hotels based on their destination, room preferences and arrival and departure dates.

In June NexTag launched the NexTag UK Web site (, offering primarily comparison shopping for consumer electronics. It has since added categories including clothing, home & garden, CDs & DVDs, and now comparison shopping for hotels. Since its launch, NexTag UK has already reached 855,000 unique monthly visitors.1

"NexTag UK Travel Meta Search is designed to help online shoppers save time and money finding the best deals on hotel rooms," said Purnendu Ojha, President and CEO of NexTag. "The launch of the UK travel category addresses the increasing need for comparison shopping for not only products, but also for popular services including travel."

"We are excited to be a key hotel content provider for NexTag UK Travel," said Chloe Lim, Director of Sales and Marketing, "We see NexTag UK as an important marketing channel to drive highly qualified traffic to our website and generate sales from UK customers."

Online travel agencies and other distributors who would like more information about NexTag UK's Travel Meta Search for hotels should contact NexTag at, or call (US) 650-645-4749.

About NexTag

NexTag, Inc. is the leading comparison shopping service for products, mortgages, travel, cars and more. The company's proprietary Search And Match technology (SAM) helps shoppers quickly compare prices for products and services. NexTag's highly qualified traffic and performance-based pricing makes it an extremely efficient sales channel for thousands of retailers, service providers and individuals. Launched in 1999 by two Stanford graduates, Purnendu Ojha and Rafael Ortiz, NexTag is a privately held company based in San Mateo, California USA. For more information, go to or

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1Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, October 2004, Home and Work traffic to NexTag UK Parent

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