ETRAVNET.COM OPENS NEW GLOBAL TRAVEL NETWORK AGENCIES IN FOUR WAL-MART Jan-28-2000


FOR: ETRAVNET.COM


CONTACT: Stephanie Abrams

Executive Vice President

(201) 567-8500 ext. 23

ETRAVNET.COM OPENS NEW GLOBAL TRAVEL NETWORK AGENCIES IN FOUR WAL-MART SUPERCENTERS
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Global Travel Network To Expand Wal-Mart Relationship Throughout U.S.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ - - January 28, 2000—ETRAVNET.COM, Inc. (OTC BB: ETVT.OB), a leading franchiser of on-line and “brick and mortar” travel agencies, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Wal-Mart, opening four new Travel Network Vacation Central franchise stores within Wal-Mart Supercenters in Irving, Texas, Athens, Georgia, Columbus, Ohio and Bullhead City, Arizona.

The Company said the openings represent the first time ETRAVNET.COM has opened four new stores in a single day. Since its inception in 1982, the Company, through its Global Travel Network franchises, has grown to more than 350 locations throughout the United States, including 50 franchised travel agencies within Wal-Mart Supercenters.

Commenting on the new store openings, Michael Y. Brent, Chief Executive Officer of ETRAVNET.COM, said, “Our relationship with Wal-Mart is strong and growing. We consider their decision to bring Travel Network into their Supercenter locations a true testimony to the value and service our franchise system delivers to both customers and franchisees. We will be opening our agencies in additional Wal-Mart Supercenters throughout the upcoming year.”

Stephanie Abrams, Executive Vice President of ETRAVNET.COM, said, “We have built an exceptional brand in Global Travel Network. Our franchise system currently generates more than $1.5 billion in travel bookings, making ETRAVNET.COM a leading franchiser of travel agencies in the country. This industry foothold, coupled with our leading-edge Internet technologies, has positioned ETRAVNET.COM to deliver comprehensive, on-line and off-line travel services to both businesses and consumers.”

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ETRAVNET OPENS 4 WALMART STORES /2/2/2

The Company’s newest locations inside Wal-Mart Supercenters are located at:

1635 Market Place Boulevard

Irving, Tex. 75063

Franchisee: Norma Shapiro


8645 Columbus Pike

Columbus, Oh. 43035

Franchisee: Leonard Schmidt


4375 Lexington Road

Athens, Ga. 30605

Franchisee: Stephen Need


2840 Highway 95

Bullhead City, Ariz. 86442

Franchisee: Richard Berryman


ETRAVNET.COM, the parent company of Travel Network, Global Travel Network, and Travel-Network Vacation Central located inside Wal-Mart Supercenters is a leading franchiser of travel agencies based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. The Company, rated first among all of the franchisers in North America by Income Opportunities Magazine (April ’99), has provided franchisees with a competitive edge and with award winning marketing and customer loyalty programs worldwide since its inception in 1982. Its marketing presence was expanded with its website development providing interactive travel booking capabilities and special savings resulting from its enormous buying power. The Company has differentiated its Internet presence by providing the opportunity for the web consumer to click into one of its retail travel agency locations for personal attention from a travel consultant. The concept of “Log on, walk in, phone in,” offers travel clients the opportunity to purchase travel packages through the most convenient means to the client.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements. All such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the risks detailed in ETRAVNET.COM, Inc.’s filings and reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially.