Oracle Selects GetThere Online Travel System for Global Deployment

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Aug 02, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GetThere(R), the world’s leading online corporate travel reservation technology, signed an agreement with Oracle (Nasdaq:ORCL) to provide online booking services to the world’s largest enterprise software company. According to Business Travel News, Oracle is among the 40 largest corporate travel accounts in the United States.

GetThere’s booking engine, used by 62 percent of the Fortune 200, accounted for $6.3 billion in corporate travel in 2005. Oracle anticipates GetThere’s initial rollout to U.S.-based travelers to begin in September.

Oracle’s commitment to developing online technologies and services for its client base led the company to be a pioneer in managed online travel in the 1990s. With a high-adoption culture already in place, Oracle sought to select a technology provider with the stability and expertise to continue enhancing the booking system, along with the resources to support Oracle’s ongoing global travel program consolidation. GetThere is used today in 80 nations, in eight languages, with support personnel on the ground in 15 countries.

“Oracle’s selection of GetThere marks a win that is both significant and symbolic,” said Beverly Heinritz, general manager for GetThere. “Oracle’s travel department has unparalleled experience in making online travel programs work. Their decision to work with us on their global consolidation initiative is a compliment to the teams of developers and service staff that have made GetThere the world-class product it is today. That foundation will serve us well as we help Oracle build a best-in-class travel model that works worldwide.”

About Oracle

Oracle (Nasdaq:ORCL) is the world’s largest enterprise software company. Oracle technology can be found in nearly every industry around the world and in the offices of 98 of the Fortune 100 companies. Oracle is the first software company to develop and deploy 100 percent internet-enabled enterprise software across its entire product line: database, business applications, and application development and decision support tools. Oracle is the world’s leading supplier of software for information management, and the world’s second largest independent software company. For more information about Oracle, visit

About GetThere

GetThere is the leading global online corporate travel reservation technology, surpassing $6.3 billion in gross travel bookings in 2005. An established innovator in the global 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’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

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

SOURCE: GetThere

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