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American Bar Association Moves To Next Phase In Travel Management With Travelocity Business; Offers the Power of Travel Services and Online Booking to Employees and More Than 400,000 Attorneys

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 21, 2005–Travelocity Business(SM) today announces that the American Bar Association (ABA), the largest voluntary professional association in the world, will use Travelocity Business as its full-service corporate travel agency, not only for its internal travel program used by employees and volunteers, but also to offer travel services to its membership base of more than 400,000 attorneys.

Travelocity Business will continue to foster the Association’s success with online booking, while complementing it with 24-hour service and support, state-of-the-art fulfillment technology, and other new services, including real-time reporting capabilities. The ABA will pay set fees for the new program that are dramatically less than traditional agency fees for online and offline services.

Using Travelocity Business, the ABA will also offer 24-hour travel services and online booking to its attorney members. These frequent travelers will be able to take advantage of special travel rates negotiated by the ABA and book trips online through the ABA member site starting in April 2005.

“The ABA is constantly looking for new ways to provide more value to its members,” said Mary Bleakley, director of travel services at the ABA. “We’re confident that the credibility of the Travelocity Business brand combined with our special travel deals will become an invaluable resource to our members.”

Scott Hyden, general manager of Travelocity Business, said “The ABA is building on its success with online booking to create a more efficient and cost-effective travel management model. Travelocity Business is looking forward to supporting the ABA and its membership base with the best possible travel services and technology available today.”

With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law in a democratic society.

About Travelocity Business

Travelocity Business is a full-service corporate travel agency that helps companies easily manage travel and reduce costs, while providing more choices to travelers. Travelocity Business combines the savings and convenience of online with the full service of dedicated agents available 24/7 who typically answer the phone in 20 seconds, and within 60 seconds guaranteed (see site for guarantee details). Companies can cut travel costs through flight deals, Web fares, hotel discounts and service fee savings — representing an average savings of more than $100 per trip, including airfare savings averaging 26 percent per ticket and service fee savings of up to 84 percent (see site for savings details).

Travelocity Business combines the expertise, service and travel choices of Travelocity with corporate experience gained from serving more than half of the Fortune 200 companies. For more information, companies can visit www.travelocitybusiness.com.

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    SOURCE: Travelocity Business

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