West Virginia Travel Guide Hits teh 'Net' for First Time

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West Virginia Travel Guide Hits the 'Net for First Time

West Virginia-It's You!® Goes Online

February 3, 1997

Media contacts:

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - Cyber surfers now can plan their
next vacation in
the Mountain State with the electronic help of West Virginia - It's
You!®, the state's premier travel and tourism guide.

For the first time, the contents of the publication are available on
the World Wide Web at <http://www.westvirginia.com>.
Marcom, Inc., a
Bridgeport-based business, will publish West Virginia-It's You! on
the Internet under license from Bell Atlantic-West Virginia.

"We're thrilled that West Virginia-It's You! will be
available to the
world through the Internet," said Don Molter, publisher of the guide
and area manager for Bell Atlantic in north central West Virginia.
"This will expand the reach of the publication far beyond the print
run."

More than 350,000 hard copies of the ninth edition of the guide will
be used for distribution to callers to the state's tourism hotline,
1-800-CALL-WVA. Bell Atlantic-West Virginia owns and
publishes the
176-page, four-color guide with the close cooperation of the State of
West Virginia Division of Tourism. The publication showcases the
state's many attractions and activities.

Single copies of the guide are $4.95 plus West Virginia sales tax.
Bulk orders of 15 or more copies receive a discounted price. To
order, call 304-623-6979.

Bell Atlantic Corp. (NYSE: BEL) is
at the forefront of the new
communications, entertainment and information industry. In the
mid-Atlantic region, the company is the premier provider of local
telecommunications and advanced services. Globally, it is one of the
largest investors in the high-growth wireless communication
marketplace. Bell Atlantic also owns a substantial interest in
Telecom Corporation of New Zealand and is actively developing
high-growth national and international business opportunities in all
phases of the industry.

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