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
“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.
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 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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