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Executive Travel Expands Corporate Sales With UATP

Executive Travel Saves Money, Expands Corporate Sales With UATP

Executive Travel, an Auckland-based travel agency, will utilize UATP to expand its corporate travel base, enhance customer service and lower its distribution costs by accepting UATP for all travel payments, including corporate clients' service fees and agency-specific fares. By becoming a UATP Merchant, Executive Travel is expanding service to its UATP clients while offering a solution through UATP's data rich transaction tracking system.

"Quality customer service is what Executive Travel corporate clients expect, and through UATP, that is what we deliver," said Kevin Weston, Sales and Marketing Director from Executive Travel. "By utilizing UATP, we are able to extend to our corporate clients a valuable tool which helps Executive Travel to lower its distribution costs through the low merchant service fees, while also delivering an easy to use system that reports superior data with all transactions on one report for easy reconciliation for our clients."

Executive Travel has serviced the Auckland business market since 1975, catering to the corporate client and offering value-added solutions for seamless business travel. Executive Travel is a part of the United Travel and Biz Travel Group, which gives Executive Travel purchasing strength and discounts to provide clients with exclusive and cost-efficient travel services.

In addition to the new fee processing capabilities, Executive Travel will continue to accept all UATP cards, which are issued by 15 airlines worldwide and accepted by more than 200 airlines. Air New Zealand and Qantas Airlines are both UATP Issuers in New Zealand.

About UATP UATP accounts are actively issued by 15 member airlines and accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel by more than 200 airlines worldwide. Airlines currently issuing UATP accounts include Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, American Airlines (NYSE: AMR), Austrian Airlines, British Airways (NYSE: BAB), Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), Japan Airlines (Nasdaq OTC: JALSY), AirPlus International (Lufthansa German Airlines), Qantas Airways, Ltd., Scandinavian Airlines System, United Airlines (OTC Bulletin Board: UALAQ), US Airways (UAIRQ.OB), VARIG Brazilian Airlines.

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