GetThere Offers Corporate Travelers New International Rail and Language Options; GetThere Allows Travelers to Select the Language of Their Choice, Signs with French Rail Provider

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 18, 2004–GetThere(R), the online corporate travel solution used by thousands of multinational companies in the U.S., and more than 500 companies abroad, now allows travelers in each region to select their language of choice when making a booking. GetThere has also signed an agreement with French rail provider SNCF, to give travelers expanded European rail bookings online, in addition to existing Amtrak rail options in the U.S. and British rail through The Trainline.

These moves by GetThere build on its already-powerful options helping multinational companies and their travelers manage travel more easily online.

“With the increased buzz around online travel options for corporations, many people are neglecting to look at how well these services meet the needs of international offices and companies abroad. GetThere continues to build on what is already the most comprehensive suite of options for multinational companies, and delivering new international capabilities will remain a top priority in 2005,” said Bev Heinritz, general manager of GetThere.

GetThere allows corporations to create one global booking site for employees, and then create sub-sites for regional offices that mirror the global site, but with local language, currency, travel options and integration with local agencies. With today’s announcement, this flexibility goes a step further by allowing travelers to select their language of choice when making an online booking, including English, French, French Canadian, German, Portuguese and Spanish, regardless of the default language the company has chosen for that sub-site.

While GetThere already allows travelers to book British and U.S. rail online, it has now signed an agreement with French rail provider SNCF to give GetThere users online access to French rail and the wider pan-European rail network. The deal includes bookings on SNCF’s international routes and with affiliates Eurostar, Thalys, Lyria and PGM, and availability is expected in the first quarter of 2005.

On top of the capabilities announced today, GetThere offers proven success working with any global distribution system, or any agency, and has support personnel worldwide to address local requirements. With hundreds of sites deployed globally, customers have reported adoption levels that rival those of the U.S. — 55 percent average adoption on a global basis.

About GetThere

GetThere is the world’s leading online corporate travel reservation technology, and is one of the key solutions offered to the corporate marketplace by Sabre Holdings Corporation. 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

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

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