e-Travel Expands Global Customer Base

Building upon its new worldwide structure and
increased product and service offerings, e-Travel
, the leading global provider of online travel technology, have announced record first quarter transaction levels for its corporate solutions business in 2002.


As a result of new and existing customers, the e-Travel Global Corporate
Solutions group recorded nearly double its transaction volume in the first quarter of 2002 as compared to the same period from the previous year, resulting in record levels for the company. 
Additionally, transactions
have grown by almost 30 percent since the fourth quarter of 2001.  A key driver
of this growth is the e-Travel Account Consulting and Expert Services
(ACES) offering, designed to help customers grow corporate adoption levels and
deliver a technology solution that promotes “net success.”

“Our customer and transaction growth is another endorsement of our technology and commitment to our customers` success,” said Ian Wheeler, Managing Director of e-Travel.  “We provide corporations with the widest
range of online products and services that are vital to the management
of their travel programs and help them best utilise the e-Travel
technology.”

The company also announced significant new customers that are
implementing its global corporate solutions.  New corporate customers include:
Wärtsilä, located in Helsinki, Finland, WestLB, a commercial bank based in Germany, Chan Brothers International, a group of businesses based in Singapore, dedicated to the travel and lifestyle industry,  Constellation Brands, based in Fairport, N.Y., First Health Group Corp., headquartered near Chicago, Ill. and Kaiser Permanente, based in Oakland, Calif.
Additionally, recently signed
customer Symantec, a provider of Internet security technology, is already experiencing success with the “new” e-Travel, which combines all online solutions activities offered by Amadeus Global Travel Distribution
SA into one focused organisation.
Mark Lewsey
, Director of Marketing for Amadeus UK added “As our client
base expands, we are serving an increasingly diverse range of clients worldwide.  We look forward to continuing to develop our e-Travel offerings by providing technology enabled travel management solutions
that are able to exceed and adapt to our clients changing needs.”

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