|September 25, 2000|
National Car Rental To Join The e-Travel Marketplace
|e-Travel, Inc. (www.e-travel.com), host of the e-Travel Marketplace, a comprehensive and integrated e-business solution for Enterprise Travel Management (ETM), today announced that National Car Rental will join the e-Travel Marketplace as a direct link partner. National Car Rental is the latest in a growing number of leading travel suppliers to sign on for membership in the e-Travel Marketplace. e-Travel's corporate customers will now be able to rent cars directly from National via the direct connection. The move to include direct link technology as part of their corporate offering reaffirms National's status as one of the largest suppliers of rental cars to the business community. The Marketplace gives National the ability to deliver customized offerings and special deals to a targeted base of business travelers.|
"We are always looking to improve service and increase choice for our corporate customers. The move to the e-Travel Marketplace is one more reservation choice that we now offer," said Jim Wood, vice president of sales for National Car Rental. The e-Travel Marketplace is an open Internet-based business-to-business marketplace offering a comprehensive suite of corporate travel management services, including travel procurement, expense reporting, meeting and event management, and business intelligence. Powered by eTLink(tm) technology, the e-Travel Marketplace provides opportunities for corporations to significantly reduce reservation processing fees.
"Creating cost efficiencies in the travel purchasing industry is vital to both travel services suppliers and buyers. The Marketplace gives both National and e-Travel opportunities to offer customers specific opportunities that they could not before receive in the travel community. National caters to the business traveler, and the e-Travel Marketplace is an ideal environment in which to effectively market and offer their services," said John Ackermann, president and CEO of e-Travel, Inc. With the addition of National, combined with existing e-Travel Marketplace supplier The Hertz Corporation, e-Travel offers its customers access to two of the top four car rental companies.