DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Sept. 1, 2009) – Sabre Travel Studios, a division of Sabre Holdings(R), the world’s largest travel distribution and technology provider, announced today that TripCase(SM), its free smart mobile application, is now available for download on Research in Motion’s ( NASDAQ:RIMM) Blackberry devices via www.tripcase.com . Previously available only on the iPhone, TripCase provides the ultimate post-booking toolkit for business and leisure travelers to stay organized, informed and connected when they travel.
To celebrate the Blackberry launch, TripCase today is partnering with DFW International Airport – the first partnership of this kind – on an airport-wide “Endless Summer” event near Skylink points in all five terminals. Departing, connecting and arriving travelers have the opportunity this morning, 9 a.m. – noon (CST), to learn more about TripCase and download the application for free to use during their travels.
“Passengers will love the added value DFW brings to TripCase in the form of real-time airport updates, information about shops and restaurants as well as discount offers,” said Joe Lopano, executive vice president of Marketing and Terminal Management for DFW International Airport .
The Endless Summer theme will be manifest in each terminal with “Tiki Huts” featuring live Hawaiian entertainment, catering from participating concessionaires like Starbucks and T.G.I. Friday’s, and free promotional giveaways such as flip flops, backpacks and more. In addition, Sabre Travel Studios representatives will be at each terminal to assist travelers on how to download the free application, explain how it works and give personalized demonstrations.
TripCase’s technology enhances the travel experience by delivering advice, alerts and tools targeted to when and where travelers are:
· One-click access to the user’s most important trip details and notes to help reduce painful travel experiences
· Automatically import or trip details from TripCase’s thousands of connected travel partners or manually add flights, hotels and rental car information
· Up-to-the-minute notifications about flight delays, cancellations and gate changes; security wait times and baggage claim information; and hotel and car rental status alerts
· TripLog allows users to share their travel experiences, information, photos and plans with family, friends and colleagues
“Our goal with TripCase is to be the ultimate mobile application for travelers,” said John Samuel, Senior Vice President of Sabre Travel Studios. “Not only does TripCase keep all of your key travel information at your fingertips, it is smart enough to proactively provide tips and tools that are relevant to where you are in your trip.”
In addition to the iPhone and Blackberry, TripCase will be available via Windows Mobile on supporting devices this fall. (Consumers also may register for Web-based accounts if they do not have any of the supported devices.)
To learn more about TripCase – and for application demos on starting out, adding a flight, alerts and messages, TripLog and managing trips – visit www.tripcase.com .
About Sabre Travel Studios
Sabre Travel Studios, a Sabre Holdings® company, was formed in late 2006 to explore new business concepts that diversify Sabre revenue streams. Born of Sabre Labs, Travel Studios’ team combines research, development, marketing and business design skills within four core areas: Community, data portability, location awareness and “lifestreaming.”
Travel Studios’ key products include cubeless ( www.cubeless.com ), a scalable internal social network platform for organizations of all sizes; AgentStream, an offshoot of cubeless designed for travel agents ( www.agentstream.com ); and TripCase ( www.tripcase.com ), a free smart mobile application to help travelers to stay organized, informed and connected when they travel.
Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at www.sabre-holdings.com .