lastminute.com Extends Agreement with Thomas Cook

lastminute.com today announces that its subsidiary, Online Travel
Corporation plc (“OTC”) has agreed an extended contract to provide an
e-commerce platform for Thomas Cook.The contract, initially for a two year period to October 2005, has
been extended for three years to May 2007.

As part of the extended contract, Thomascook.com will use a
customised version of OTC’s systems for flights, hotels and its
Build-Your-Own (BYO) self-packaging technology, plus new systems for
car hire and insurance.  OTC also supplies a portfolio of financial
and administrative support systems, including web-based call center
support tools, e-ticketing, fulfillment and financial reconciliation
systems and real-time browser-based management information tools.

Brent Hoberman, CEO of lastminute.com, said: “We are pleased to get
recognition from one of the biggest global travel brands of the
e-commerce solutions and products that OTC and lastminute.com
provide. This is a further significant step in our ambition of
becoming a major supplier of e-commerce solutions to the travel
industry.”

Katherine Gershon, Director of Multimedia Sales at Thomas Cook, said
“Since launching our new flights engine and dynamic city break
packaging capability we have had an excellent response from customers
and sales uplift.  Therefore we are delighted to be continuing our
relationship with OTC and are looking forward to the benefits that
both OTC and lastminute.com can bring to thomascook.com.”
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