SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 16, 2005–GetThere(R) and
TQ3Navigant, the second largest travel management business services
provider in North America, today announced the signing of a five-year
extension to its agreement that designates the GetThere booking system
as a preferred option for TQ3Navigant corporate online reservations.
GetThere is the world’s leading corporate travel reservation
technology, helping half of the Fortune 200 companies manage travel
“GetThere continues to provide experienced, proven support to go
with its increasingly user-friendly booking tool,” said John Coffman,
chief accounting officer for TQ3Navigant. “It is critical for us to
have a reliable corporate system that works across multiple GDSs and
foreign languages. GetThere’s ongoing commitment to delivering
enhancements that work worldwide make the product a vital component of
our global growth strategy.”
TQ3Navigant began offering the GetThere system to its corporate
clients in November 2000. Today, more than 50 TQ3Navigant customers
use the technology, including a number of prominent multi-national
firms. TQ3Navigant’s online corporate bookings increased 45 percent
through the first six months of 2005.
“TQ3Navigant has done an impressive job of leveraging GetThere’s
strengths to meet the needs of its diverse client base,” said Bev
Heinritz, general manager of GetThere. “The ongoing success of
GetThere’s agency distributor program has its foundation in agencies
like TQ3Navigant, which work with us and corporate clients to
creatively maximize the benefits of corporate travel programs.”
More than 60 travel agencies are Authorized Resellers in
GetThere’s Partner Program, which launched earlier this year. The
program provides agencies with a powerful online tool allowing them to
create agency-branded online booking sites for corporate clients. An
agency can customize its booking site, combine it with online support
and other travel management services, and package the complete
offering for corporations.
GetThere resellers also receive frequent enhancements to the
product that result from significant investments made across all of
Sabre Holdings’ online technologies. Last month’s introduction of
Travelocity’s award-winning TotalPrice(SM) for Cars functionality on
the GetThere system gives business travelers the complete price of
their rental car, including taxes and fees, prior to choosing and
booking a car online. The new car shopping experience follows the
recent implementation of GetThere’s enhanced hotel booking path.
Corporations using GetThere now enjoy proven corporate travel
technology that integrates negotiated rates, GDS fares, and content
from multiple Web sites with a familiar shopping experience that makes
it easy for travelers to book policy-compliant trips.
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 a majority of Fortune 200 companies
that have online booking sites, use GetThere. More information is
available at www.getthere.com.
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 http://www.sabre-holdings.com.
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