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Published: Tue Nov 01 2005

Etrawler signs exclusive deal with 02 to provide car hire services through O2’s i-mode network

Leading Travel Technology Group - ETrawler which operates the worlds leading independent low cost car hire provider today (Tuesday 11th October) announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with 02 Mobile, to become the first on-line car hire provider, to offer car hire services on 02’s i-mode network in Europe.

This deal means that 02 mobile phone customers across Europe can now make a car hire reservation through their mobile phone at the website, which has been designed and specifically optimised for viewing on a mobile handset.’s website is powered by CarTrawlerÔ technology - the new generation Global Reservation Distribution System, developed by ETrawler. This technology enables fast and secure access to the cheapest deals in car hire in over 6,000 destinations worldwide.

i-mode is the recently launched, mobile Internet service available exclusively from O2, which gives mobile phone customers access to a wide range of website services from flight reservations to property listings and news services. Global car rental website will become the preferred provider of car hire services.

Commenting following the announcement of this agreement, Greg Turley, CEO and Founder of Etrawler "We are delighted to be the first car hire brand to enable 02 customers across Europe to access low cost car hire on the i-mode network. In the fast changing world of travel technology we are constantly trying to innovate with new XML standards based technologies to make it faster and easier for customers to make a car hire reservation through".


October 2005

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