Appointed Exclusive Travel Supplier for EMPORI.COM`s Online Business Marketplace

21st Dec 2000
Inc. announced today it has been appointed the exclusive personal travel information and travel booking supplier for EMPORI.COM
, the e-commerce portal that is integrated with physical service and delivery outlets conveniently located in workplaces. joins a growing list of nationally renowned online partners representing both business-to-business and business-to-consumer retailing - including,, Sears, Eatons, Ben Moss Jewellers, Sport Mart, Danier and justwhiteshirts - whose products are available through EMPORI.COM.
“`s access to more than 440 airlines, 47,000 hotels, 25 car rental companies, 12,000 cruises, plus tour packages and travel insurance will provide lasting value to EMPORI.COM`s rapidly expanding customer base,” said Doug Walker,`s President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are proud that EMPORI.COM has chosen to align itself with Canada`s most widely-recognized home-grown online travel company.”
David Bowden, Managing Director of EMPORI.COM, said: “`s impressive array of travel products and its personalized approach to Canadian consumers made the Calgary-based company an obvious choice for us to compliment our already impressive online offerings.”
EMPORI.COM changes the online shopping experience by humanizing the Internet with real people and real places and saves people working in office buildings time and money by offering same-day and overnight delivery of Internet purchases to conveniently located delivery outlets in workplaces. The current list of eight EMPORI.COM locations includes six in downtown Toronto - the Royal Bank Plaza, Richmond Adelaide Centre, Metro Centre, College Park, Bell Trinity and WaterPark Place - plus one in Clarica Centre in near Etobicoke and another in the Atria in nearby North York. In the coming months, additional locations will open in the greater Toronto area, in Western Canada and in the United States.
Consumers or businesses can establish accounts with EMPORI.COM that will enable them, each time they log onto the Web site, to simply click on the logo for or other suppliers, link to their Web sites, and start shopping. The address for the nearest EMPORI.COM depot will be specified. Purchasers will receive an email when their orders are ready for pick-up. If they order tickets from, they can also choose to have their tickets emailed or sent to them by courier., in addition to being the exclusive travel information and booking supplier for EMPORI.COM`s Personal Marketplace, is also the travel information and booking supplier for,,,,
“These strategic partnerships, and others that we hope to announce soon, are designed to ensure that`s easy-to-use and very personalized Web site is readily available to millions of Canadian travellers,” Mr. Walker said.


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