eTravnet Partners With Payless Car Rental To Provide Bidding Technology Dec-11-2000


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: STEPHANIE ABRAMS
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

eTRAVNET.COM, INC.

sabrams@etravnet.com

TERRY JOHNSON

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

PAYLESS CAR RENTAL
(727) 321-6352

tjohnson@PaylessCarRental.com

eTravnet Partners With Payless Car Rental To Provide Bidding Technology

St. Petersburg, FL – December 11, 2000 – eTravnet.com has announced a strategic partnership with Payless Car Rental to provide Payless with on-line real time booking of negotiated car rental rates. eTravnet’s HaggleWithUs technology, allows Internet users the ability to negotiate in real time for travel related services. Customers can name their own price and receive an immediate real time confirmation once arrangements are finalized.

“With ‘HaggleWithUs’ there is no blind bidding,” according to Stephanie Abrams, Executive Vice President of eTravnet.com, Inc. “We believe that travelers should know in advance exactly what they are bidding for and should not have to wait hours or days to find out if they have bid successfully. The addition of Payless Car Rental to the HaggleWithUs website offers travelers an easy way to greater savings through Payless web bookings where the traveler is in control of the pricing,” Abrams concludes.

According to Shelley White, business development manager for Payless Car Rental, “HaggleWithUs.com will be great exposure for Payless. eTravnet’s HaggleWithUs web site is easy to navigate and customers are guided through every step of the bidding process. In addition, customers can have one-step shopping for all their travel needs as Haggle’s site includes air, hotel, cruise and car providers for customers to bargain with.”

Michael Brent, President & CEO at eTravnet.com, Inc. states, “The addition of Payless Car Rental to the companies that are using eTravnet technology is a source of pride for us. This agreement is another concrete example of eTravnet’s mission being implemented as an Application Service Provider (ASP) for the travel industry.”

Payless Car Rental utilizes innovative web-centric technology that provides total connectivity through the Internet. The combined technologies of Payless and eTravnet will provide the Internet consumer with an efficient cost savings means to reserve travel arrangements.