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Microsoft Puts Drivers on the Map With Streets & Trips 2004

Paving the way with superior travel and mapping products, Microsoft Corp. today launched Microsoft® Streets & Trips 2004. During the past four years, Streets & Trips has remained the No. 1 best-selling travel and mapping software1 solution, delivering an inclusive array of maps, points of interest, routes, detailed driving directions and Pocket PC compatibility with real-time Global Positioning System (GPS) support in one value-priced software package.

According to the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), total domestic leisure travel is up 2.1 percent in 2003, over last year.2 The TIA also reported that 81 percent of domestic leisure travel is made by car, truck or RV.3 Many of these weekend "road warriors" will make last-minute plans, furthering their need for a complete, customizable and portable mapping software solution. Streets & Trips 2004 fulfills this need; it provides consumers with new tools such as drive-time zones, the ability to see one-way streets and real-time GPS support, making it ideal for everyday travel, weekend trips and cross-country vacations across the United States and Canada.

"With the added benefits of Pocket PC compatibility and real-time GPS support, pleasure and business travelers can use Microsoft Streets & Trips 2004 to explore new cities and plan accurate routes with confidence," said Goca Micic, senior marketing manager in the Home Retail Division at Microsoft. "Our customers are looking for a product that, beyond simply helping them plan family vacations, can help them coordinate the school car pool or plan routes for daily errands. They'll find it all in Streets & Trips 2004."

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