e-Travel Announces Distribution Agreement with TQ3 Maritz

30th Apr 2002

, the leading global provider of
online travel technology, today announced a significant partnership
agreement with TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions.
As part of the three-year
agreement, TQ3 Maritz and e-Travel will immediately create a cooperative
sales and marketing plan through which TQ3 Maritz will promote the e-Travel®
Aergo corporate travel solutions to its corporate customers.
TQ3 Maritz
Travel Solutions

is one of the largest travel management companies in the
nation with annual sales of $1.7 billion, and is co-owner of TQ3 Travel

Aergo is an online managed corporate travel solution that enables employees
to plan and book policy-compliant travel itineraries, including air, car,
rail and hotel using a standard Web browser. e-Travel offers TQ3 Maritz and
its corporate customers peace of mind by delivering the highest average
utilization rate in the industry, demonstrated success and return on
investment (ROI), and a high-quality hosting operation that has received an
industry standard security certification.

Online managed travel services enable significant productivity gains and
cost savings for travel agencies by automating many of the tasks performed
by travel agents. According to a recent analysis of the corporate travel
industry from PhoCusWright
, statistics strongly suggest that agencies move
toward utilization of online travel services. With an online service,
agencies achieve greater efficiencies due to several key factors

“Online booking is a critical component of a successful corporate travel
management program,” said Richard Spradling
, CIO of TQ3 Maritz Travel
Solutions. “Through this arrangement, e-Travel and TQ3 Maritz will provide a
complementary approach to ensure the success of our mutual customers.”

As part of the agreement, TQ3 Maritz will also implement e-Travel solutions
for its customers, leveraging the expertise of the e-Travel Account
Consulting and Expert Services (ACES) program. The e-Travel ACES program is
designed to configure and drive adoption of e-Travel`s services within
corporations and is a major contributor to the success of e-Travel`s
customers, who enjoy the industry`s highest average utilization.


“Travel management companies play an important role in the implementation
and rollout of online travel services within corporations,” said Scott Gutz
CEO and president of e-Travel North America. “e-Travel`s relationship with
TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions provides us with not only expanded sales
channels, but also opportunities to drive success with our mutual

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Related stories on ITN:

(08/04/2002) TQ3 Maritz and i:FAO Group Form Marketing Alliance

(12/10/2001) TQ3 Maritz Outsources To Pegasus.



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