SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 5, 2005–GetThere(R)
today announces the expansion of its Web Connect solution,
complementing its already comprehensive access to a variety of flight
options. GetThere Web Connect now provides corporate travelers choices
from more than 50 domestic and international travel Web sites,
including many major airline sites, and U.S. low-cost airlines such as
AirTran Airways and JetBlue Airways, and CanJet, a Canadian-based low
The expansion of GetThere’s Web Connect allows corporate travelers
to compare fares, whether from one or multiple global distribution
systems (GDS), a company’s negotiated rates program or airline and
other travel Web sites, providing travelers with the confidence that
they are seeing a wider range of fares on every booking.
As the world’s leading online corporate travel reservation
technology, GetThere offers the most proven, comprehensive solution
for helping corporations manage travel online. GetThere Web Connect is
an optional capability that can be enabled on each corporate
customer’s GetThere site to automatically search travel sites.
Companies can choose to configure Web Connect to always search for
alternate flight options, or only in key travel markets.
“We have always focused on providing companies the travel options
they need whether they are from any GDS, the Web, or other sources
that offer distinct value to customers,” said Bev Heinritz, general
manager of GetThere. “Enhancing Web Connect further expands the
options travelers now can see from both domestic and international
airlines, providing comfort that they are viewing a very comprehensive
set of fares.”
Additional benefits of the optional Web Connect capability
-- Increased flight options from each site, with up to eight available options, and the ability in certain markets to search multiple airports; -- Searched fare options displayed to travelers on the GetThere Low-Fare Suggestions page; -- Selected flights are booked on the supplier travel Web site or airline site, and in many cases can automatically be included in a traveler's GetThere itinerary; -- Ability to select Web Connect market by market, which allows corporations to choose their most-traveled markets or markets where they would like more options, and an option for country and regional-based preferences, which is particularly helpful for multinational corporations with many offices; -- Corporate travel managers can easily configure how Web Connect searches and displays flight options to travelers; -- New site administration controls for companies to configure how Web Connect works, allowing administrators to select markets in which a Web Connect search will be employed, maintain certain travel policy requirements for display of Web Connect alternatives, and provide customized messages to corporate travelers. About GetThere
GetThere is the world’s leading online 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 3,000 corporations, including 60 percent of the Fortune 200
companies that have online booking sites, use GetThere. More
information is available at www.getthere.com.
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