GetThere and The Lawyers’ Travel Service Introduce an Online Travel Booking Solution Designed Exclusively for Law Firms

Complementary Agency and Online Services Provide Lawyers With Complete Travel


SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ — GetThere, a Sabre Travel Network brand, today announced an agreement with The Lawyers’ Travel Service, one of the nation’s largest travel management companies, to provide an online booking solution specifically designed for the legal industry.

The Lawyers’ Travel Service, which manages $300 million in travel per year for an estimated 200,000 lawyers in the United States, is now offering law firms LawyersTravelOnline, which is the next generation of GetThere DirectMidMarket(TM) technology, featuring an enhanced user-interface and booking process. This booking solution is a customized version of GetThere technology, designed specifically to meet the needs of law firms and their traveling attorneys.

“GetThere technology has helped some of the world’s largest businesses offer more convenience to employees, while reducing company travel costs. By customizing GetThere DirectMidMarket technology, we are able to offer these same benefits, while addressing the specific needs of the legal community,” said Paul Metselaar, Chairman and CEO of The Lawyers’ Travel Service. “GetThere technology is fully customizable, allowing us to offer an online booking option that is complementary to our overall service offering for attorneys.”

Customized Law Firm Booking Sites

Using the GetThere DirectMidMarket technology, The Lawyers’ Travel Service can design and customize individual sites that reflect each client firm’s corporate image, policies and discounts. LawyersTravelOnline is the only online travel reservation solution with features designed to benefit the traveling attorney, such as automated capture of client/matter numbers to facilitate client billing. Other features include:

     -- LawFare(R), a proprietary airline discount program with savings up to
        25% offered exclusively by LawyersTravelOnline
     -- Hotel discounts up to 47% off published rates negotiated at deluxe
        properties throughout the world that are preferred by attorneys
     -- Web fares up to 70% off regularly published fares
     -- Firm-specific travel policies and negotiated contracts that can be
        loaded to enhance compliance
     -- Meeting planning tools through GetThere DirectMeetings(TM)
        technology, which allows meeting site selection, automated attendee
        management and group travel booking from one integrated location
     -- Access to Integrated display and management of published and special
        Web-only options through GetThere Web Connect(TM) -- to view and book
        published, negotiated rates and special fares from a variety of
        sources (GDSs, airline Web sites, rail, no-frill carriers)
     -- Access to airfares from all major carriers, including discount
        carriers, such as Southwest and JetBlue, not offered on some of the
        popular leisure sites
     -- Travel alerts and itinerary information including flight status,
        schedules, gate and baggage carousel information that is available
        directly from Web phones, PDAs, and Blackberry(R) devices

“With greater competition in the travel industry, travel management companies must offer a unique value proposition to customers,” said Tony D’Astolfo, senior vice president of customers for GetThere. “The Lawyers’ Travel Service is highly focused on the needs of law firms and their traveling attorneys, and this new online offering allows them to extend this focus to the online world.”

About GetThere

GetThere, a Sabre Travel Network brand, is the world’s leading Web-based corporate travel reservation technology. GetThere enables global corporations and government agencies to provide a convenient way for employees to book travel and plan meetings while significantly reducing costs. GetThere’s advanced technology works with all major global distribution systems (GDS) and all travel management companies. More than 1,000 corporations, including half the Fortune 200, use GetThere. More information is available at .

Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE: TSG) is a world leader in travel commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at .

About The Lawyers’ Travel Service

The Lawyers’ Travel Service is one of the nation’s largest travel management companies, and the only one solely focused on providing travel management services to law firms. Lawyers’ Travel serves some 200,000 lawyers in every part of the United States. Since it was founded 18 years ago, The Lawyers’ Travel has vaulted to become one of the top 25 largest travel management companies in the country, a $300 million travel management firm with over 80 offices nationwide, servicing clients globally through joint ventures and alliance partners in Canada, Europe and Asia.

LTS offers firms programs that help optimize purchasing, capture lost savings, and manage travel expenditures, including exclusive travel benefits like substantial discounts on airfares and hotel rates with amenities, and a recruitment travel program. More information about The Lawyers’ Travel Service can be found at .

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