Outtask Expands Access to Low Cost Carriers and Web Fares for Corporate Online Travel Through TRAVELfusion

Cliqbook Offers Access to More Fare Options That Are Unavailable Through Traditional Distribution Sources

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 21 /PRNewswire/ — Outtask, Inc., the leader in automated travel and expense (T&E) management solutions, today announced a partnership with TRAVELfusion, a London based pioneer of XML travel booking technologies for access to low cost airlines & Web fares through Cliqbook, Outtask’s travel procurement solution. This partnership with TRAVELfusion brings more than 50 additional suppliers to Cliqbook’s extensive number of travel sources.

“While travel distribution remains fragmented in various markets, it is crucial that our customers have a breadth of fare options to manage their corporate travel programs,” said Thomas DePasquale, president and CEO of Outtask, Inc. “Outtask’s fare strategy leverages partnerships like the one with TRAVELfusion to provide customers the fares that offer their programs the greatest value.”

Outtask provides customers with the largest portfolio of travel booking information available through a single procurement solution. Unbiased by GDS Ownership, Outtask continues to reach more sources for better customer value. In addition to inventory from Global Distribution Systems, corporate contracted rates, direct connections to supplier’s inventory, or the Web, Cliqbook offers corporate buyers the advantage of choosing the sources of travel inventory that make the most sense for their programs.

In addition to corporate contracted and GDS travel inventory, the additional sources of inventory give travel managers and their traveler’s access to additional content associated with their current booking process.

With the benefits of a broader selection and more choices, Cliqbook’s expanded fare sources also offer:

* Ability for corporations to administer the selection of the Web sites
searched and filter flight options appearing in the travelers fare
display;

* Corporate travel policy enforcement for increased compliance;

* With TRAVELfusion’s patented XML technology, travelers use Cliqbook to
create reservations without the need to open supplier Web sites;

* Buy tracking for corporate reporting across all bookings;

* Seamless search, compare, and purchase of fares not currently available
in their travel program;

* Complete and seamless integration to Vinnet expense management and
reporting

“This integration is a perfect example of two leading solutions getting together to provide customers with access to comprehensive web content. TRAVELfusion’s patented XML web distribution platform is the leader in web travel search, comparison and booking. By seamlessly integrating with the Cliqbook platform, we provide customers with a powerful tool that will intelligently search, compare and book all web content,” says Moshe Rafiah, CEO of TRAVELfusion.

About Outtask, Inc.

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Outtask, Inc. is the leading provider of corporate travel and expense (T&E) automation solutions. Outtask delivers the only fully integrated T&E management solution through its Cliqbook(TM) and Vinnet(TM) service offerings to seamlessly automate and control travel booking, and expense submission, reporting and reimbursement. Customer and partner successes, technology innovation and acclaimed best practices have earned Outtask recognition as an industry leader. For more information, visit http://www.outtask.com/.

About TRAVELfusion

TRAVELfusion is a pioneer in e-commerce trip planning and comparison shopping technologies. TRAVELfusion’s patented Web distribution platform — TRIPplannerXML — delivers ground breaking solutions for searching, comparing and booking travel suppliers’ Web content. Founded in 2000, TRAVELfusion’s products and technologies have been implemented with the leading global distribution systems, travel management companies and the main online travel agencies. Among its customers are Galileo and lastminute.com.

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