GetThere Tops 10 Million Online Corporate Travel Bookings in 2006

Leisure-Like Web Site Displays Drive $8 Billion in Bookings by
Business Travelers

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 7, 2007–GetThere(R), the
world’s leading online corporate travel reservation technology, today
announced the milestone of 10 million bookings made by corporations
using the GetThere system in 2006. Combining air, car, hotel and rail
reservations, the value of bookings made by business travelers using
GetThere in 2006 surpassed $8.1 billion. In last year’s Benchmark
Survey, GetThere clients reported an average savings of 14 percent on
air tickets. Based on that figure, GetThere estimates that
corporations using GetThere for online bookings saved approximately
$600 million in airfare in 2006.

With more than 3,000 companies and 135 travel agencies around the
world using the system, GetThere recorded its sixth consecutive year
of 20 percent growth in 2006. A majority of Fortune 200 companies that
have online booking sites use GetThere, as well as more than half of
the corporate travel industry’s 100 largest accounts. In the fourth
quarter of 2006 alone, nine companies with a total air volume above
$500 million signed renewal agreements to use GetThere in 2007 and

GetThere’s leadership in the online corporate travel arena is
spurring more companies to take advantage of travel technology to save
money and drive policy compliance on business travel. PhoCusWright
predicts that gross U.S. online corporate bookings will grow 18
percent in 2007, with industry adoption rates growing from 45 percent
in 2006 to 52 percent in 2008. GetThere clients are clearly ahead of
the curve, reporting an average adoption rate of 68 percent in the
2006 benchmark survey.

Charlotte-based Compass Group USA, Inc., a leading foodservice
company that spends approximately $50 million annually on travel,
deployed GetThere to its travelers in the summer of 2006. Within five
months, the company tripled the number of employees using the
corporate travel site. Compass Group USA also reported savings of 17
percent or more on its most-traveled city pairs. “GetThere’s customer
success managers and knowledgeable support staff are dramatically
impacting our travel program,” said Steven Howell, senior procurement
manager for Compass Group USA. “GetThere’s easy booking process, along
with a support structure of people that truly grasp the complexities
of business travel, reaps benefits for us every day.”

GetThere’s global footprint continued to grow in 2006, with
business travelers in more than 40 countries now using GetThere.
Agency and corporate bookings were up in all regions, highlighted by:

— a 33 percent increase in Europe;

— a growth of 20 percent in Latin America; and

— a 64 percent increase off a small base of customers in
Australia / New Zealand.

GetThere is in the final stages of its Enhanced Design initiative,
integrating the award-winning displays and leisure look and feel of
Travelocity(R) into the GetThere system. The company issued 10 major
releases in 2006, highlighted by an easy-to-read matrix for air
shopping and a new graphical interface that mimics leisure sites that
travelers are used to. More than 50 percent of GetThere clients have
switched to the new interface, with 61 percent reporting that the
leisure-like enhancements have contributed to increased use of the
GetThere system in their respective companies.

On the agency front, 21 regional travel management companies
(TMCs) in North America signed agreements to offer GetThere to their
corporate clients in 2006. TMC participants in GetThere’s new Premium
Partner Program recorded a cumulative booking increase of 97 percent.
Earlier this year, GetThere honored 11 agencies for their
contributions to growing use of the GetThere system with Luminary

“Our clients increasingly have a better understanding of the time
and money savings they can generate via use of GetThere,” said Michael
MacNair, president of MacNair Travel Management in the greater
Washington, DC area. “We’ve implemented a number of longtime clients
who were previously unaware of such systems. Forty percent of our new
sites are from existing clients.” MacNair Travel Management earned a
Luminary Award for its efforts in delivering savings to its clients
via use of GetThere.

“Our clients and agency partners were most instrumental in our
2006 success,” said Bev Heinritz, general manager of GetThere. “As
much as we focus on delivering product enhancements to meet the
evolving needs of business travelers, it is rewarding to hear our
clients refer to the outstanding service they can count on from
GetThere staff as a key component of their choice to continue growing
with us. We look forward to serving our customers in 2007, and stand
ready to help corporations who are new to online booking embrace their
global travel savings potential.”

About GetThere

GetThere is the leading global online corporate travel reservation
technology, surpassing $8 billion in gross travel bookings in 2006.
Through its unique technology sharing arrangement with Travelocity(R),
GetThere is an established innovator in the travel arena. GetThere
enables global corporations and government agencies to provide a
convenient way for employees to book travel and plan meetings online
while significantly reducing costs. GetThere estimates that
corporations using the GetThere system collectively saved more than
$600 million in airfare in 2006. 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

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Mary Kate Smither, 972-488-4790
Michael Brophy, 214-356-4326

SOURCE: GetThere