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 February 17, 2002
Hertz Joins Traveleye

 Hertz is to offer online bookings to travel agents through X-TANT?s leading integrated selling system, Traveleye. The agreement means that agents will be able to book Hertz? complete portfolio of products in 7,000 destinations worldwide using Traveleye?s web browser simply by clicking on a Hertz icon. In addition, agents will be able to harness Traveleye to handle all other aspects of the customer?s booking from searching for and selling holidays and flights to accessing comprehensive travel information.

Launching on Traveleye this month, Hertz will become the latest high-profile arrival to the system?s e-marketplace, which offers agents online commissionable bookings across web technology with some of the industry?s leading travel providers. Hertz? director of marketing automation, William Hennessy, said: "Our presence on Traveleye will raise our online profile with agents and help us to lead the way to increased online reservations. Traveleye is a technologically advanced system, backed by a company with a strong reputation for innovation and reliability.?

X-TANT is part of NTL Business. It provides the leisure travel industry?s leading bookings network, accounting for 65% of bookings made electronically by agents, and is the sector?s fastest-growing applications provider, delivering breakthrough solutions including Traveleye.

Meanwhile, Hertz has named its London Marble Arch branch 'Instant Return Location of the Year 2001' for achieving the highest rate of expedited rental returns during the second, third and fourth quarters of last year. Hertz Instant Return speeds up the car rental return process with the use of a hand held computer which allows the Hertz representative to print an itemised receipt for the customer in less than sixty seconds.

Hertz has been named Best Car Rental Company Globally, by readers of the travel trade publication Travel Trade Gazette, in the Czech Republic, for the second year in succession.