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Kristina Kolerich
Media Relations

Chicago Sister Cities International Designates TravNET as its Preferred Travel Service Provider
Leading Travel Provider TravNET Chosen for its Commitment to Excellent Service, and Competitive First Class and Business Class Airfare

CHICAGO, IL—March 18, 2008—TravNET, the premier industry specialist for air travel to Greater China and all of the Pacific Rim, has been chosen by the Chicago Sister Cities International Program (CSCIP) as its preferred travel service provider. Based on its preferred pricing contracts with United Airlines, as well as other prominent international carriers, TravNET will provide the CSCIP with competitive international airfares, in addition to group air and land arrangements. 

“TravNET is honored to be chosen as the preferred travel provider for Chicago Sister Cities International; we have worked with this great program on many significant initiatives and we’re very pleased to expand our relationship,” said Randy Lynch, founder and president of TravNET. “TravNET has built a solid reputation as the industry-leader in providing meticulous, high-touch client service; we look forward to continuing to deliver this commitment to the CSCIP.”

“We are thrilled to be working with TravNET to provide exceptional service to our committees and stakeholders traveling to and from our Sister Cities,” said Vallie Szymanski, executive director of the CSCIP. “With 27 Sister Cities in almost every region of the world, we are committed to bringing Chicago to the world and the world to Chicago.”

TravNET has also become a sponsor of the CSCIP Sister School Abroad Program which promotes exchanges and collaborative education among students, teachers, schools and communities.

About Chicago Sister Cities International
The Chicago Sister Cities International Program, under the auspices of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, provides leadership to develop, manage and coordinate comprehensive programs and projects with Chicago’s sister cities. It aims to increase international trade, promote economic development and support exchanges in the fields of culture, education, medicine, social services, environment, and technology with its sister cities for the benefit of the City of Chicago, its residents and businesses. For more information about the Chicago Sister Cities International Program, please call (312) 744-2172 or visit www.chicagosistercities.com.

About TravNET and Kipling & Clark
TravNET provides competitive business and first class airfares to Asia and the South Pacific for executive, trade missions, groups and high-end leisure travelers. A longstanding preferred-partner relationship with United Airlines, and trusted partnerships with other major transpacific air carriers, enables TravNET to deliver exceptional airfare upgrades and routing combinations to customers, making travel to destinations in the Pacific Rim effortless, seamless and thoroughly enjoyable. www.TravNET.net TravNET’s sister company, Kipling & Clark, is the market leader in providing high-touch, private, luxury travel arrangements to greater China, Japan and Southeast Asia.  Longstanding, intimate relationships and extensive experience with the finest hotels, resorts, restaurants and guides enables Kipling & Clark to create custom, unique journeys for discriminating travelers who want to immerse themselves in the culture, food, art and architecture of the beautiful and exotic Pacific Rim.   www.KiplingandClark.com


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