selects Kemwel Holiday Autos as first car rental product for HaggleWithUs technology Jan-07-2000


ETRAVNET.COM, INC selects Kemwel Holiday Autos as first car rental product for HaggleWithUs technology

Harrison, NY - January 7, 2000 -, Inc. [NASDAQ (otcbb):ETVT] has finalized an agreement with Kemwel Holiday Autos, a division of U.K. based Holiday Autos, to have KHA represented in their technology. As part of the world's largest leisure car rental brokerage firm, KHA has been appointed car supplier for business in all international destinations. is ETRAVNET's new patent pending bargain travel service whose technology enables consumers to actively negotiate the price of a hotel room, car rental, cruise, or other travel product in real time on-line.

Stephanie Abrams, Executive Vice President of ERTAVNET.COM is enthusiastic about this new agreement. " has found a supplier with a global presence, competitive pricing and most importantly a commitment to service that we want for our customers," she says.

Steve Gorga, President of Kemwel Holiday Autos is equally enthusiastic. "We are pleased to be working with such industry leaders and are excited about this new strategic alliance."

The technology allows a consumer to choose the travel product that is desired and negotiate in real time through technology that converts the Internet request into a telephone call to the reservation desk immediately. From there, a bidding process ensues enabling the customer's on-line bid to be accepted or negotiated in real time with the reservation desk in a net-to-phone/ phone-to-net process. Upon accepting the deal, the consumer receives a confirmation and the non-refundable transaction is changed to his/her credit card.

Kemwel Holiday Autos operates in over 4,000 locations throughout 60 countries and offers a variety of suppliers in most major cities. KHA focuses on servicing the needs of the customer, such as confirming fleet availability and ensuring competitive pricing, rather than purchasing and maintaining fleets, owned by traditional car rental companies.

"The quality of our two outstanding global companies and our mutual commitment to excellence of product and service, make our alliance a perfect match," Abrams remarks. ETRAVNET.COM, the parent company of over 400 global travel agencies operating as Global Travel Network, Travel Network, and Vacation Central, has been named the number one franchisor in North America by Income Opportunities Magazine (April, 1999) and the number one global travel agency franchise by Entrepreneur International Magazine (Feb., 2000).

KHA has been voted "#1 in rates by Conde Nast Traveler" and its parent company, Holiday Autos, continues to receive awards for the best in the industry - three years running at World Travel Mart and five years running at the UK TTG awards.

"This is clearly an alliance of two top-notch companies," Abrams concludes. For information on ETRAVNET.COM, please call 800-872-8638 or visit their site at ETRAVNET.COM.


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