Duane Futch to Lead Service for Corporations, Agencies

SAN DIEGO, CA – (August 25, 2009) – GetThere(R), the world’s leading online business travel procurement solution, today launched a new global consulting service targeted at mid-size to multi-national business travel programs and the travel management companies (TMCs) that serve them. Led by Duane Futch, an award-winning former global travel manager, the consulting service offer the full range of advisory programs – from short-term projects to complete program reviews – all targeted at collaborating with corporations and TMCs to set them up for sustainable success in the everyday management of their program.

More than $9 billion in business travel bookings are made annually via GetThere, a Sabre Travel Network(R) business. The majority of America’s 100 largest corporate travel programs are GetThere clients. GetThere representatives will discuss potential consulting service engagements with attendees at this week’s National Business Travel Association Conference and Exhibition in booth number 1319.

“Today’s economic environment has many corporations taking a deep look at their travel programs in the quest for great value, policy compliance and consistent performance,” said Duane Futch, vice president of travel procurement strategy for GetThere. “Our consulting programs are focused on working in a collaborative fashion with our GetThere and TMC customers by driving actionable solutions with measurable results.”

A global consultancy with localized expertise, it is designed to assist our customers in achieving sustained success. GetThere Consulting customers will receive an objective assessment of their organization through an end-to-end range of consulting offerings that are designed to drive a positive return on investment.

Corporations and travel management firms seeking to optimize their business travel operations can choose from a menu of engagements, all supported by the industry’s leading collection of trusted, proven travel technologists and veteran experts from Sabre Travel Network and GetThere.

About GetThere
GetThere is the world’s leading global online business travel procurement solution, surpassing $9 billion in annual bookings. GetThere’s proven technology and unparalleled global service infrastructure helps corporations collectively save millions in air and hotel costs. Through its unique relationship with Travelocity(R), GetThere provides a familiar online booking experience for travelers of more than 3,000 companies, including a majority of multi-national Fortune 200 firms that deploy online booking. GetThere works with all major global distribution systems (GDS). Companies using GetThere and the Sabre GDS together can optimize efficiency and cost savings across the entire travel procurement process. More information is available at

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