SideStep Voted #1 in BusinessWeek Online ‘Best of the Web’ Survey

Readers Pick Traveler’s Search Engine as Favorite Online Travel Site

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ — SideStep, Inc. (, the traveler’s search engine, today announced that it was selected as readers’ favorite online travel site in BusinessWeek Online’s recent “Best of the Web” survey. With 41% of the vote, SideStep outdistanced its closest-scoring competitor in the poll — Expedia — by 17%.

Survey results showed the following vote distribution:

— SideStep — 41%
— Expedia — 24%
— Orbitz — 13%
— Travelocity — 9%
— TripAdvisor — 9%
— Yahoo Travel — 2%
— Kayak — 1%

“BusinessWeek Online attracts a sophisticated audience, and we’re excited to see such enthusiasm for SideStep among BusinessWeek’s many Web-savvy travelers,” said Russ Lemelin, SideStep’s interim CEO. “As the creators of the travel search category, SideStep is passionate about providing travelers with the Web’s most comprehensive selection of flight, hotel and rental car options. This award inspires us to drive harder still in pursuit of this consumer commitment.”

SideStep helps consumers find outstanding travel values through its innovative travel search engine, as well via TravelFinds Specials and TravelFinds Spotlight, the company’s popular email newsletters, and’s new deal directory.

About SideStep

SideStep — the traveler’s search engine — brings compelling offers from numerous travel providers to more than 4.7 million consumers each month. The company has forged alliances with leading travel marketers such as JetBlue Airways, Continental Airlines, Hyatt Corporation, Best Western, National Leisure Group and Thrifty Car Rental. SideStep has been named one of TIME Magazine’s “50 Coolest Web Sites” and declared “Best of the Web” by Forbes. The company is privately held and has raised more than $17M in funding from Trident Capital and individual investors. For more information, visit

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