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Phonelink PLC (GBG)

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Monday 06 September, 1999

Phonelink PLC

Launch of New Services

PHONELINK PLC
6 September 1999

 
 
    PhoneLink E-Commerce  Division launches Internet Global
                       Traveller service
    and Electronic Miles (E-Miles) customer loyalty scheme
 
 
PhoneLink  plc,  the technology and information  provider  has
announced  the launch of its Tel-Me Global Traveller  Internet
travel   service   (http://www.telme.com)  incorporating   its
purpose  built  Electronic Miles, (E-Miles)  customer  loyalty
scheme.
 
The  E-Miles  customer  loyalty  scheme  allows  customers  to
accumulate  E-Miles  and obtain discounts on  hotels,  holiday
packages  and  flights  by  using  Global  Traveller  as   the
preferred method of booking travel.
 
Also  announced is the introduction of Flight Tracking to  the
Global Traveller service. Customers can track the progress  of
their inbound flights on-line and be aware of potential delays
before they leave home.
 
The  above services are believed to be the first such services
available through an Internet based flight and holiday booking
service.
 
Graham  Ramsey, CEO, PhoneLink plc commented 'We are well  set
on  the  path  of redefining the business model  and  customer
service  standard within the travel industry. Our strategy  is
to  combine  state-of-the-art technology with the  traditional
practice of high customer service standards which are  already
implemented   by  our  subsidiary  Seaforths   Travel.    This
combination  has  resulted in the creation  of  a  technically
excellent and exciting service, and we are confident this will
accelerate the growth of e-commerce in the travel sector.'
 
 
Note to Editors:

PhoneLink  plc,  the UK online systems and services  provider,
was  founded  in August 1989 and is headquartered  in  London,
with  offices  in  Prenton, Chester, Bracknell,  Aberdeen  and
Great  Yarmouth.  The PhoneLink Group comprises  three  inter-
linked  business  areas:  customer  information  and  database
management  services (GB Information Management),  a  business
travel  agent  (Seaforths  Travel)  and  online  systems   and
services  (PhoneLink Online); including business  information,
online  travel  reservation systems and  sales  of  electronic
commerce systems.
http://www.phonelink.com
 
For further information please contact:
 
 
PhoneLink plc
Graham Ramsey/Ian Sinderson                      0171 240 2640
Richard Law                                      0151 608 0205
 
Ludgate Communications
Richard Hews                                     0171 253 2252
Victoria Martin                                  0171 253 2252
 
Website www.telme.com
 
                                                                                                                                          

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