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.”
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 http://www.oracle.com.
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 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.
VOLLMER Mary Kate Smither, 972-488-4790 firstname.lastname@example.org or GetThere Michael Brophy, 214-356-4326 email@example.com