CVB Launches Web Site About City

NEW YORK -- The first phase of the New York Convention and Visitors Bureau's Web site is up and running.

The site opens with the image of an apple transforming into the Earth while the words "New York City" move across the screen to the beat of a specially written piece of electronic music.

One click takes the viewer to the home page, where the browser is saluted by -- believe it or not -- a friendly cab driver.

From there, visual icons and a pull-down table of contents provide tools for navigating the site.

There are eight interactive areas and more than 200 pages of information ranging from "How to Get Here" to "42 Things to Do in NYC for Under $10."

A visitor to the site can create and print customized information such as a calendar of events for a specific time frame or a list of hotels in a certain area.

Information and graphics can be downloaded by users preparing a travel itinerary, and on-line forms for group travel can be sent electronically to the bureau.

The Web site address is http:

//www.nycvisit.com.

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