Travelocity Renews Alliance With MasterCard International


has renewed its strategic alliance with MasterCard International, one of the world`s leading payment brands.

As part of the multi-year agreement, Travelocity and

have teamed up to create an expansive program to market destinations, airlines, hotels, cruise lines, vacation packages, car rental specials and more. The agreement has been broadened to include

, Travelocity`s Canadian Web site, and last-minute travel site, Site59


. The expanded scope of the new agreement reflects the success of the relationship between the two companies since June 2000 jointly offering compelling and rewarding consumer travel options.

“MasterCard`s strategic alliance with Travelocity is fulfilling an important part of our strategy to deliver true one-stop online travel shopping,” said Fred P. Gore, senior vice president of North America Acceptance at MasterCard International. “We look forward to working with Travelocity to create exclusive, new programs and offers that are vitally rewarding and important for MasterCard cardholders.”

“Travelocity has enjoyed a great relationship with MasterCard since we established this strategic partnership two years ago,” said Michelle Peluso, senior vice president, Product Strategy and Distribution, Travelocity. “In fact, MasterCard has become the primary method of payment for Travelocity members. We`re very pleased to announce that, as a result of our renewed alliance, Travelocity and MasterCard will continue to work together to deliver best-in-class travel products to consumers with even more value-added travel perks and special discounts.”

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