ETRAVNET.COM OPENS NEW GLOBAL TRAVEL NETWORK AGENCIES IN FOUR WAL-MART Jan-28-2000
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ETRAVNET.COM OPENS NEW GLOBAL TRAVEL NETWORK AGENCIES IN FOUR WAL-MART
Global Travel Network To Expand Wal-Mart Relationship Throughout U.S.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ - - January 28, 2000ETRAVNET.COM, Inc. (OTC BB: ETVT.OB), a leading franchiser of on-line and brick and mortar travel agencies, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Wal-Mart, opening four new Travel Network Vacation Central franchise stores within Wal-Mart Supercenters in Irving, Texas, Athens, Georgia, Columbus, Ohio and Bullhead City, Arizona.
The Company said the openings represent the first time ETRAVNET.COM has opened four new stores in a single day. Since its inception in 1982, the Company, through its Global Travel Network franchises, has grown to more than 350 locations throughout the United States, including 50 franchised travel agencies within Wal-Mart Supercenters.
Commenting on the new store openings, Michael Y. Brent, Chief Executive Officer of ETRAVNET.COM, said, Our relationship with Wal-Mart is strong and growing. We consider their decision to bring Travel Network into their Supercenter locations a true testimony to the value and service our franchise system delivers to both customers and franchisees. We will be opening our agencies in additional Wal-Mart Supercenters throughout the upcoming year.
Stephanie Abrams, Executive Vice President of ETRAVNET.COM, said, We have built an exceptional brand in Global Travel Network. Our franchise system currently generates more than $1.5 billion in travel bookings, making ETRAVNET.COM a leading franchiser of travel agencies in the country. This industry foothold, coupled with our leading-edge Internet technologies, has positioned ETRAVNET.COM to deliver comprehensive, on-line and off-line travel services to both businesses and consumers.
ETRAVNET OPENS 4 WALMART STORES /2/2/2
The Companys newest locations inside Wal-Mart Supercenters are located at:
1635 Market Place Boulevard
Irving, Tex. 75063
Franchisee: Norma Shapiro
Columbus, Oh. 43035
Franchisee: Leonard Schmidt
Athens, Ga. 30605
Franchisee: Stephen Need
Bullhead City, Ariz. 86442
Franchisee: Richard Berryman
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