SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 8, 2005–Continuing its
effort to enhance the consumer travel experience from start to finish,
Travelocity(R) and MasterCard(R) have teamed up to provide a free,
one-year subscription to Zagat.com, the world’s leading provider of
consumer survey-based leisure content, for travelers who book a two
night or longer Flight + Hotel TotalTrip(SM) on Travelocity using
their MasterCard card.
“By simply using a MasterCard card to book a trip this August,
travelers gain access to Zagat.com’s comprehensive collection of
international dining, travel and leisure information,” said Bryan
Saltzburg, vice president of packaging and cruises for Travelocity.
“Our goal at Travelocity is to provide travelers with added value at
every turn, which we believe begins during the shopping process and
continues through when they set foot back in their homes.”
“The TotalTrip promotion with Travelocity is a clear example of
how MasterCard strives to deliver more value to our cardholders in
ways that matter most to them,” said Nina Biornstad, vice president,
Travel & Entertainment, Acceptance, MasterCard International.
Now through Aug. 31, travelers who book a qualifying Flight +
Hotel TotalTrip vacation on Travelocity using their MasterCard card
for payment and enter the promotional code ZAGATMC1 at checkout will
receive a free, one-year subscription to Zagat.com (www.zagat.com),
the online version of Zagat Survey. The site provides popular travel
ratings and reviews of restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music,
golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories from
around the world.
“We feel this added benefit will help our traveling customers
select and plan for the restaurants and attractions they’ll most enjoy
during their trips without any additional cost,” added Saltzburg.
For more information on this offer or to book a TotalTrip
vacation, log onto www.travelocity.com/mastercard. Some restrictions
apply, see site for details.
Travelocity is committed to being the traveler’s champion —
before, during and after the trip and works hand-in-hand with the
world’s most reputable travel providers so that everything about a
customer’s booking will be right. And if it’s not, Travelocity
guarantees that it will work with its partners to make it right, right
away. This customer-driven focus, backed by live 24/7 phone support,
great prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity the
fifth largest travel agency in the U.S. — booking $4.9 billion in
travel in 2004. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also owns and
operates Travelocity Business(SM), Travelocity Europe and
lastminute.com, making it the leader in online travel in Europe.
Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG), a
world leader in travel commerce.
About MasterCard International
MasterCard International is a leading global payments solutions
company that provides a broad variety of innovative services in
support of our global members’ credit, deposit access, electronic
cash, business-to-business and related payment programs. MasterCard
International manages a family of well-known, widely accepted payment
card brands including MasterCard(R), Maestro(R) and Cirrus(R) and
serves financial institutions, consumers and businesses in over 210
countries and territories. The MasterCard award-winning Priceless(R)
advertising campaign is now seen in 96 countries and in 48 languages,
giving the MasterCard brand a truly global reach and scope. For more
information go to www.mastercardinternational.com or refer to our
filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Zagat Survey
Zagat Survey is the world’s leading provider of consumer opinion
based leisure content. With over 250,000 surveyors, Zagat Survey
ratings and reviews cover restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies,
music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment resources.
Zagat content is available in print, on the Web, on the Palm and
Pocket PC operating systems, on mobile phones and on TV. For more
information, visit www.Zagat.com.
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