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ReserveAmerica Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Tuesday, May 4, 2004 - 02:56

ReserveAmerica, the United State's leading recreation reservation and campground management solutions provider, today celebrates its 20th anniversary of the first recreation reservation service developed in 1984. Over those 20 years, more than 25 million reservations have been made through America's leading recreation reservation service. As the peak camping season is now commencing, it marks a special moment for the company as it celebrates 20 years of quality and industry leadership.

"On behalf of our employees spanning California to New York, I would personally like to thank all of the government agencies that we have enjoyed successful partnerships with throughout the last two decades," remarked Brock Weatherup, President of ReserveAmerica. "With our recent launch of ORMS, America's state-of-the-art recreation reservation platform, and as we manage record levels of online reservations, ReserveAmerica looks forward to the next 20 years of leading the industry with technology innovations and successful government partnerships."

Some of the key accomplishments and milestones achieved by ReserveAmerica include:

     *  More than 25 million reservations have been successfully managed by
        ReserveAmerica from 1984 to 2004 -- 3.5 million reservations were
        processed by ReserveAmerica in 2003.

     *  ReserveAmerica led the camping industry to the Internet by
        processing America's first online camping reservation in September

     *  ReserveAmerica was awarded and continues to manage several of the
        largest State Park Agency contracts including California State
        Parks, Florida State Parks, New York State Parks and Texas Parks &
        Wildlife, including 14 additional government agency contracts.

     *  ReserveAmerica was awarded the National Recreation Reservation
        Service (NRRS) contract in 1997, consisting of the USDA Forest
        service, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Boundary Waters Canoe
        Area Wilderness agencies.

     *  ReserveAmerica became an operating business of InterActiveCorp
        (NASDAQ: IACI) in Feb. 2001, the world's leading multi-brand
        interactive commerce company, consisting of Expedia, Inc.,, Ticketmaster and many other leading organizations.

     *  In a recent survey, over 90% of consumers rated their experience
        with ReserveAmerica's systems and services as exceeding

     *  ReserveAmerica breaks one-day reservation record by managing
        13,589 reservations for California State Parks on January 1, 2004,
        with 60% processed online.

     *  ReserveAmerica maintains 56% online reservation level for the
        NRRS™ in support of the President's E-Gov initiative.

     *  ReserveAmerica launches Outdoor Recreation Management Suite (ORMS)
        in 2004, America's most powerful recreation reservation platform --
        a multi-million dollar project spanning 2 years of research and
        development to better serve the current and future needs of State
        and Federal agencies.

"We are proud to have ReserveAmerica managing the increasing reservation demand for the world-renowned California State Park system," said Roy Stearns, Deputy Director of California State Parks. "In a single day in January, California experienced 13,589 reservations with 60% of those reservations processed online. We were amazed with the large amount of traffic successfully managed by ReserveAmerica."

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 800 full and part-time staff in its 5 US based offices in California, Wisconsin, Texas, New York and Florida and one office in Ontario.

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 and park software solutions. The Company manages the largest reservable campsite inventory with partnerships throughout North America. ReserveAmerica is a subsidiary of InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

SOURCE: ReserveAmerica

CONTACT: John McDonald of ReserveAmerica, +1-518-885-4282, ext. 5581,

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