Travel site makes e-mail alerts worth reading


As far as e-mail alerts go, there's nothing worse than getting your in-box stuffed with e-mails from companies seeking your business. hopes to make e-mail alerts a little more fun.

Starting today, the travel Web site that sells last-minute deals is offering what it says is a unique service in the online travel industry: Travelers can set up what it calls "Deal Alerts," in which they can set where and when they want to go on vacation, and best of all, set a price range for how much they want to pay.