AboutBritain.com announces "What's Near You?" service

10th October 2000


AboutBritain.com has just launched a new service called "Whats Near You?", which helps people find interesting things to do in Britain. Enter a postcode into the What's Near You? page on AboutBritain.com to find attractions and towns near that postcode.

Using the postcode of the hotel they are staying in, visitors can use the service to find nearby tourist attractions. People who live in Britain can type in their own postcode to find information about their own area. Alternatively a visitor who is travelling to a particular tourist attraction can use the service to find other places of interest nearby using the attraction's postcode.

Director Quenton Fyfe said "We're in the business of informing people about the wealth of interesting places to visit in Britain. Our "What's Near You?" service is a big step forward in making that information accessible and helping people make the most of their leisure time."

AboutBritain.com - Background

AboutBritain.com was launched on the 24th May 1999 by Excelsior Information Systems Limited. Since then it has shown phenomenal growth, with the number of visitors increasing dramatically as word spreads. The most popular pages are currently the main London tourist attractions, such as Big Ben, the Millennium Dome and the Tower of London, and anything to do with castles!

AboutBritain.com took around 6 months to design, develop and write, and now incorporates information on over 750 tourist attractions, 500 British Towns and over 100 hotels. New attractions and features are added regularly.

Excelsior Information Systems Limited, established in 1991, is a software company which specialises in Internet-related technologies. Excelsior is a "virtual company"; everyone works from home, and the company is run from the rural isolation of the co-founders' home in the Scottish Borders.

For further details, use the contacts page to get in touch.

Excelsior Information Systems Limited
PO Box 777
Telephone / Fax : (01896) 850 253
Web: http://www.aboutbritain.com/pressroom.asp


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