Holiday Autos Becomes Preferred Partner of Travelocity Europe

Travelocity Europe, part of leading online travel company Travelocity.com,
has signed a pan-European travel agreement with the leisure car hire company, Holiday Autos.
From today, visitors to
Travelocity.co.uk
will be offered two fully integrated channels when they
are
searching for car hire, an all inclusive option, provided by Holiday Autos
or
a standard pricing option.


The deal will see Holiday Autos
become a preferred partner referenced on
Travelocity.co.uk from today and on Travelocity.de when the service is
launched
in Germany in subsequent weeks. Preferred partnership deals are already in
place with companies such as British Airways and Lufthansa and this
agreement
is indicative of Travelocity`s objective of partnering with strong
companies
who are leaders in their fields.


Andrew Nicholson
, managing director operations and supplier relations, who
led
the Holiday Autos deal in the UK, said: “The deal further strengthens
Travelocity`s position as a powerhouse in the UK and European online travel

industry. Earlier this year, Travelocity and AOL Europe signed a multi-year

partnership that positions Travelocity as the exclusive booking engine on
AOL
UK for air, car and hotel products. We have already been delighted with the

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tremendous growth in our sales volumes that the AOL deal has helped
deliver.”


“Our growth has not only been limited to the UK, Travelocity Europe has
extended its presence into Sweden, Denmark and Norway this year, through
our
acquisition of Resfeber, the online travel leader in Scandinavia. We look
forward to further European expansion in the coming months.”

Mathew Hart, deputy managing director at Holiday Autos UK and Ireland said:
“We
are delighted to have signed this major deal to extend our successful
European
partnership with one of the world`s leading e-commerce organisations. This
deal
re-enforces Holiday Autos` leadership in the on-line car rental sector and
we
are pleased to continue to offer Travelocity`s customers our easy to book,
all
inclusive car rental product in 5,000 worldwide locations.”


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