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ReserveAmerica and Federal Government Expand Relationship

Monday, September 15, 2003 - 20:55

ReserveAmerica ( ), a leading access point for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, and the NRRS™ (National Recreation Reservation Service), today announced the addition of twelve National Parks, three Bureau of Land management recreation areas and one Bureau of Reclamation area to the centralized Federal reservation service. Since 1997, ReserveAmerica has successfully provided the reservation services for the NRRS, an interagency organization comprised of the USDA Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Starting in November 2003, consumers will be able to make reservations for select NPS and BOR facilities, and all current USDA Forest Service & USACE facilities, online at and Select BLM facilities are expected to be available for reservations on the above-mentioned websites starting in January 2004. Nearly 50% of reservations managed by ReserveAmerica are currently processed online, an increase of 80% over the previous year, showing the tremendous interest consumers have in utilizing the Internet for recreation activities.

"We're extremely pleased to expand our industry leading services to include the facilities of the National Park Service, BLM and BOR recreation areas," said Brock Weatherup, President of ReserveAmerica. "The addition of these new recreation facilities to the ReserveAmerica system further conveys the confidence the Federal government has in our successfully proven ability to deliver our first class reservation services to the American public."

The National Parks, BLM and BOR recreational areas joining the ReserveAmerica reservation service include:

   *  Arches National Park, UT - National Park Service
   *  Big Bend National Park, TX - National Park Service
   *  Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO - National Park Service
   *  Blue Ridge Parkway, VA/NC - National Park Service
   *  Bruce Canyon National Park, UT - National Park Service
   *  Buffalo National Recreational Area, AR - National Park Service
   *  Chickasaw National Recreational Area, OK - National Park Service
   *  Curecanti National Recreational Area, CO - National Park Service
   *  Fisherman's Bend, OR - Bureau of Land Management
   *  Lake Roosevelt National Recreational Area, WA - National Park Service
   *  Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA - National Park Service
   *  Loon Lake Recreational Area, OR - Bureau of Land Management
   *  New Melones Project, CA - Bureau of Reclamation
   *  North Cascades National Park, WA - National Park Service
   *  Ozark National Recreation Area, MO - National Park Service
   *  Wildwood Park, OR - Bureau of Land Management

"Working as the nation's principal conservation agency, part of our mission is to provide simple and efficient access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage and the offering of recreation opportunities," said Paul Hoffman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. "Consolidating access to the public lands of the federal government into the NRRS central reservation service provides the American public with more efficient use of their tax dollars when choosing to visit public lands and paves the way for future one-stop recreation opportunities for Americans."

Unique to the industry, ReserveAmerica has extensive experience and a sole focus in providing leading recreation services to both State and Federal agencies. In a recent survey taken by more than 10,000 consumers using the NRRS Federal reservation service, over 90% provided a positive rating for the ReserveAmerica provided service.

"We strive to provide the public with multiple options to select and enjoy their recreation experience," said Carol Holtz, NRRS representative. "This includes having the convenience of making online reservations as part of their information, access and online trip planning experience as provided by ReserveAmerica. The addition of the selected National Parks, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation recreation areas to the NRRS, continues our commitment to delivering a one-stop Federal recreation reservation service."

To help manage and facilitate the more than 3 million reservations and reservations management needs for more than 150,000 campsites each year, ReserveAmerica employs more than 600 full and part-time staff in it's five U.S. based offices located in California, Wisconsin, Texas, New York and Florida, as well as 130 full-time employees in its Toronto based office.

About ReserveAmerica

ReserveAmerica is North America's leading camping reservation and campground management solutions provider. ReserveAmerica specializes in complete reservations solutions, stand-alone call center/database management tools, online reservations solutions, in park software solutions and tour & ticketing applications. The Company manages the largest reservable campsite inventory with partnerships throughout North America. ReserveAmerica is one of the core businesses operated by Ticketmaster, a subsidiary of InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

About the NRRS™

The NRRS (National Recreation Reservation Service) is the Federal interagency reservation service for the USDA Forest Service and Army Corps of Engineers outdoor recreation facilities and activities. Premiered in 1998, the NRRS now features almost 50,000 reservable facilities at over 1,900 locations and is the largest outdoor recreation reservation service in the country. It also features access for wilderness permits for the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. Whether you are heading North to Alaska's Tongrass National Forest, South to Florida's Lake Okeechobee, East to Massachusetts' Knightville Dam, or West to California's Los Padres National Forest, you can reserve "your place under the stars" with the NRRS at some of the most unique recreation areas, sites, and activities provided by these Federal agencies.

SOURCE: ReserveAmerica

CONTACT: John McDonald of ReserveAmerica, +1-800-695-4636 x 5581,

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