SOUTHLAKE, Texas & ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 1, 2004–Jurni
Network, the leisure travel agency consortium, and WorldTravel
Vacations, the leisure division of WorldTravel BTI, today announced
that WorldTravel Vacations has selected Jurni Network as its preferred
leisure travel consortium. Working with Jurni Network will enable
WorldTravel Vacations to provide exceptional leisure travel services
to its clients and WorldTravel Affiliates’ customers.
WorldTravel Vacations serves more than 250 corporate clients with
leisure travel services and books approximately $25 million in tours
and cruises annually. WorldTravel Vacations also provides leisure
travel services for the WorldTravel Affiliates program that has more
than 50 members who manage $400 million in cruises and tours annually.
WorldTravel Vacations agents and WorldTravel Affiliates that
participate in the WorldTravel Vacations program will benefit from
access to Jurni market intelligence enabling better customer insight,
Jurni Cruise, CustomTrip dynamic packaging, Agent59 last minute deals,
the Sabre Vacations tour browser, and other travel resources on the
Jurni InternetView desktop. These solutions offer unique high-margin
products and sophisticated marketing techniques within agents’ normal
workflow that will enable them to sell and earn more.
Kathy Bedell, senior vice president, WorldTravel BTI, said, “Our
corporate mission of providing innovation, excellence and the highest
quality of services aligns perfectly with the Jurni Network ‘beyond
consortia’ model. Their unique approach to marketing intelligence,
direct mail and other marketing services will give WorldTravel
Vacations agents and WorldTravel Affiliates significant opportunities
to grow their leisure travel business.”
“WorldTravel Vacations and WorldTravel Affiliates’ proven
expertise in the leisure market and their outstanding fulfillment
services make them a natural fit in the Jurni Network family,” said
Mike Baldwin, general manager of Jurni Network. “We look forward to
building relationships with their agents and being of service to their
About WorldTravel BTI
WorldTravel BTI, founded in 1987 and headquartered in Atlanta, is
among the top three corporate travel management firms in the United
States. With more than 4,300 employees across the country and 53
affiliate agencies in the United States, the company supports more
than $3.8 billion in annual sales for Fortune 500 and mid-sized
companies. WorldTravel BTI’s global services include traditional and
online corporate travel services, group travel management, meetings
and incentives, leisure services for corporate travelers, as well as
consulting and corporate fulfillment services. For more information on
WorldTravel BTI, visit www.worldtravel.com.
Business Travel International (BTI) is the world’s leading travel
management organization operating in nearly 100 countries. With
substantial global capabilities and local expertise, BTI is the
acknowledged expert in the delivery of corporate travel solutions. BTI
has unrivalled knowledge in shaping the standards in global business
travel service, delivery and client care, and prides itself on being
able to respond to corporate needs, irrespective of company size,
through its cutting edge technological capabilities.
About BCD N.V.
BCD N.V. is the parent company of WorldTravel BTI and a joint
shareholder in Business Travel International. A Dutch, family-owned
company, BCD focuses on the travel and financial services industries.
Founded in 1975, BCD has 8,200 employees in more than 900 locations in
11 countries including North and South America and Europe.
About Jurni Network
Jurni Network, a Sabre Travel Network brand, is a leisure travel
agency consortium that enables agencies to sell more products from
preferred travel suppliers by using sophisticated market intelligence.
This highly targeted distribution channel creates a whole new value
proposition for suppliers and optimizes earnings for both suppliers
and agencies. Additional information about Jurni Network is available
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to
the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS) enabling agents
at more than 50,000 agency locations worldwide to be travel experts.
The Sabre GDS, the first system to connect the buyers and sellers of
travel, today includes more than 400 airlines, approximately 60,000
hotels, 41 car rental companies, nine cruise lines, 35 railroads and
220 tour operators. Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include
GetThere, the leading Web-based corporate travel reservation
technology, and Jurni Network, the unique leisure travel agency
consortium that enables members to sell more products from preferred
travel suppliers using sophisticated market intelligence.
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.
Jurni InternetView, Sabre Travel Network, Jurni Network, GetThere,
InternetView, Jurni Cruise, CustomTrip, Agent59 and Sabre Vacations
are trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of Sabre Holdings
Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names are
the property of their respective owners.
CONTACT: Sabre Holdings Corporation, Southlake Nanci Williams, 682-605-2271 firstname.lastname@example.org or WorldTravel BTI Amy Berk, 513-631-8383 email@example.com SOURCE: Sabre Holdings Corporation