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DALLAS -- With The Mobil Travel Guide listings and services now available on Verizon, it's easier than ever for users to make hotel reservations online and review ratings of restaurants, hotels and attractions -- and just in time to finalize summer vacation plans.

The Mobil Travel Guide

For more than 40 years, The Mobil Travel Guide -- one of the most widely used print guides to traveling in the continental U.S. -- has provided a directory of more than 22,000 lodging establishments and restaurants in more than 4,000 cities and towns across the U.S. and Canada.

With The Mobil Travel Guide's content incorporated into listings, consumers will find an overall rating and a description of restaurants, attractions and lodging establishments. The Mobil Travel Guide uses a positive rating system of one to five stars, and specific criterion at each star level is based on the quality of such items as food, décor, cleanliness and service.

When searching for information on a specific city or state, users can click on the CityPages tab on to access The Mobil Travel Guide's descriptions, facts and event calendars for states and several major cities. Users will also find historical information, as well as opportunities for sightseeing, recreation, cultural events and other attractions, which provide value to the traveler and resident alike.

Making Reservations Online

Once a travel destination has been selected, consumers can make reservations online, a feature offered through an alliance with With this new enhancement, users are able to:

  • Check hotel availability;

  • Book a hotel reservation;

  • Browse a photo gallery of an establishment;

  • Receive e-mail confirmations; and

  • Review property information and amenities.

"People are already using to help plan trips," said Pat Marshall, group vice president -- marketing for Verizon Information Services. "By incorporating positive ratings of restaurants, attractions and hotels, as well as allowing consumers to make reservations online, Verizon is making it easier for users to make informed decisions."

Other Summer Travel Features

Whether looking for the best scenic driving vacations in the U.S.A. or trying to fill gaps in a travel itinerary, makes summer travel planning easy. Once vacation plans are confirmed, users can access and click on the zooming car for additional summer fun, including virtual vacation postcards and summer safety tips. Consumers can also search for cool summer styles, play roadside memory match or read tips on finding the right books for summer reading.

About Verizon Information Services and

Verizon Information Services is the world's leading print and online directory publisher, a content provider for communications products and services, and the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. With operations in 16 countries and annual revenues of more than $4.3 billion, Verizon Information Services publishes nearly 1,200 U.S. Verizon SuperPages directories and 400 international directories with a total circulation of approximately 150 million copies worldwide.

Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services produces and markets, the Internet's #1 online directory and shopping resource. receives as many as 12 million visits and 9 million unique visitors a month and powers directory services on MSN, InfoSpace, AltaVista, Excite, Lycos, Ask Jeeves, HotBot, BigFoot, Tripod and Angelfire as well as more than 2,500 affiliate Web sites.

The company supports computer literacy with philanthropic programs and
through the Enlighten Me and Internet Learning Tutor sites on Enlighten Me is a fun site where children and their caregivers go to read, learn and explore. The Internet Learning Tutor is specifically designed for adults who are just learning their way around the Internet.

Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Through its signature Verizon Reads program and the Verizon Literacy Network, Verizon is leading the fight to increase U.S. literacy levels by creating community and corporate awareness, raising funds, encouraging collaboration among literacy providers and engaging employees in supporting literacy programs.


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