Major innovations at MTV3 Internet

ALMA MEDIA PRESS RELEASE Free for publication at 11.00 on 19 May 1998 Major innovations at MTV3 Internet MTV3 Internet will launch Finland’s first online travel service on 19 May on the Internet. The most important component of the service is the possibility to reserve trips offered by several tour operators through their Web pages. Funtours, Kohdematkat, Spies and Tjäreborg are our cooperation partners in this. The option of making reservations will become available during the summer. The service is called matkalla, meaning "on a trip" ( and also offers up-to-date presentations of holiday destinations, tips from MTV3 correspondents in various parts of the world, holiday memories contributed by people who have used the service, world weather reports, a pre-travel checklist and a wealth of links to travel services, tour operators and separate map pages. Also being launched by MTV3 Internet on 19 May is Suomen AltaVista. This will be the only purely Finnish version of the world’s best-known search engine. Suomen AltaVista ( will cover the contents of all Finnish www pages, including about 2,000 Finnish addresses with the extensions .org, .net and .com. A third innovation by MTV3 Internet on 19 May, in collaboration with the Swedish company Bonnier OnLine, is the recruitment service Jobsplace, unique in a Finnish context. The service has been in operation in Sweden for nearly a year and has attracted thousands of users - both job-seekers and companies in need of personnel. The Finnish Jobsplace service ( is based on the Swedish concept that has proved so successful. Its special features include a wide range of search options and an electronic CV. The world’s leading direct vendor of computer systems, Dell Computer Corporation, will launch direct sales in Finland via MTV3 Internet’s pages in May. Dell designs and tailors its products and services to customers’ specifications and supplies peripherals and software within the framework of its DellWare programme. Its products are sold and marketed in Finland by Oy Dell Computer Ab. MTV3 Internet is the most popular Finnish medium on the Web, with 30,000 - 50,000 visitors each day. The daily hits total is over 4 million. For additional information contact: Jukka Mauno, Internet Director, MTV3 Internet, tel. +358 400 507 881,
  • Date: 19.5.1998, 08:00
  • News type: Press release

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