Agentware and Dollar Rent a Car Partnership

AgentWare

, a leader in Internet-based travel
distribution tools, and Dollar Rent A Car announced today an agreement for
Dollar Rent A Car to distribute rental car inventory to travel retailers
and
corporate travel departments via AgentWare`s Travel Console. 
This
agreement lowers the cost of distribution for Dollar Rent A Car, while providing
travel agents with more inventory to sell from within the AgentWare Travel
Console product.


“AgentWare provides Dollar with a cost-effective method for reaching
agents
and corporate travelers using Web-based technologies,” said Charlie
Coniglio, Staff Vice President of e-Commerce at Dollar Rent A Car.
“AgentWare increases our distribution while lowering distribution costs.”


“Dollar Rent A Car is another supplier that sees the sense in using more
cost-effective technology to distribute to highly-qualified buyers like
travel retailers and corporate travel managers,” states Les Ottolenghi,
CEO
and President of AgentWare.  “What`s good for Dollar Rent A Car is also
beneficial for our customers who have access to more inventory from within
Travel Console.”


AgentWare distributes travel inventory to the travel agency and corporate
travel markets by connecting directly with suppliers through a number of
different connection types.  These connections can be based on XML, HTML
or
SOAP/XML Web Services.  AgentWare and Dollar Rent A Car have agreed to use
Web Services-based protocols (SOAP/XML) to connect sellers with buyers.
This method is quick and easy to implement, and is the least expensive and
most capable distribution method.

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