London, United Kingdom, 2nd November 2009 – CarTrawler, the First Company to provide a next generation car rental distribution system, specializing solely in car rental solutions, enabling increased revenues for its customers and suppliers, today announced that it has been named in the Deloitte 2009 Technology Fast 500, an annual listing of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies. The ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500 website and public company database research conducted by Deloitte. Technology Fast 500 award winners for 2009 are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004 to 2008.
"We are so pleased to have been named in the Technology Fast 500," said Gregory Turley, Chief Executive Officer of CarTrawler. "2009 has been a tremendous year for us so far and it is not over yet. We have achieved great business success in all our CarTrawler solution sales channels of Airline, Lodging, Travel Agency (Retail and Corporate), Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), Information and Travel and Transportation websites, we won numerous awards and we have built exciting partnerships in our commercial sectors. We are looking forward to continued growth and innovation in 2010 and further."
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA awards ceremony takes place at 5.30pm on 24 November 2009 at Chelsea Football Club in London. The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme is now in its ninth year. The programme recognises technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of annual revenue growth in EMEA during the past five years. The programme is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high growth technology companies by Country and is sponsored by Deloitte's Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) global industry group.
CarTrawler is the First Company to provide a next generation car rental distribution system, specializing solely in car rental solutions, enabling increased revenues for its customers and suppliers. The Company offers the largest selection of car rental from over 500 leading and independent car rental suppliers in 135 countries in 15,000 city and airport locations, in 22 languages, quoting in multiple currencies, through the customer's existing website and brand identity, ensuring high levels of consumer conversion, repeat bookings and brand protection.
CarTrawler's target customers include: Airlines, Lodgings (hotels, villa and apartment rentals, hostels), Online Travel Agents (OTAs), Information Websites (Media websites, National Tourism Organisations, Airport websites etc.), Travel & Transportation (Car Rental, Rail and Ferry sites), Retail Travel Agencies (Corporate and Leisure).
With no investment required, CarTrawler's revenue generating and completely customizable technology can be deployed through its OTA (Open Travel Alliance) XML API or its Web 2.0 Booking Engine. Founded in 2004, with 30 years industry and technology experience, CarTrawler has unrivalled travel technology and car rental expertise. Its award winning technology has been proven globally with a wide range of international airlines and online customers. Key airline customers include: Hawaiian Airlines, Norwegian.no, BlueAir, Air Malta, Clickair, VLM, Atlantic Airways, myair.com, LOT Polish Airlines, Blue1 etc. Over 200 million airline passengers have access to CarTrawler's technology, making it the largest provider of car rental booking systems in the world for the airline industry. Other key customers include: Budget Travel, Travelodge, Booking.com, Priceline.co.uk, VisitBritain, ARC, Club Travel, Dublin Tourism, ClickTravel, Enjoy England, Barcelona.com etc. CarTrawler also works with technology partners such as Datalex and SITA who resell their technology to the airline industry.
CarTrawler was a finalist in the European Travel Buyer Awards 2009 and was awarded the Travel Technology Innovation Award and the Budgies' World Low Cost Airlines Innovation Award in 2008.