Travelocity and MasterCard Team up for Year-End Cruise Clearance; Travelers Who Book Select Cruises Get up to $400 in Savings When Using Their MasterCard Card

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 27, 2004–Travelocity(R) and MasterCard(R) have teamed up again to provide consumers shopping for a cruise getaway this holiday season the chance to save big with cash back offers in addition to shipboard credits and other great deals.

From now through Nov. 11, 2004, travelers who purchase a qualifying cruise with their valid MasterCard card on Travelocity, one of the largest sellers of cruises anywhere, can receive up to $400 cash back in the form of a Prepaid MasterCard Gift Card. Additional information is available via the following Web link:

“2004 is sure to be remembered as one of the strongest ever for the cruise industry,” said Bryan Saltzburg, vice president of packaging and cruises for Travelocity. “This latest promotion with MasterCard allows us to give travelers access to great deals just in time for the holiday shopping season and again demonstrates the value of our partnerships with both MasterCard and the cruise lines.”

“Providing another great cash-back reward is definitely a fitting way to bring a banner year in the cruise industry to a close,” said Elizabeth Ward, group vice president, Travel and Entertainment, MasterCard International. “Book a trip with Travelocity. Use your MasterCard card. Save money on the spot. It’s always a great combination.”

Exclusive MasterCard(R) Offer Details:

Length of Cruise           Non-luxury cruise          Luxury Cruise
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3-to-6 nights               $25 Cash Back(a)        $50 Cash Back(b)
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7-to-9 nights              $100 Cash Back(a)        $200 Cash Back(b)
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10 nights & longer         $200 Cash Back(a)        $400 Cash Back(b)
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Cash back is in the form of a prepaid MasterCard Gift Card

(a) Per-stateroom offer valid on Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland
    America Line, Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line

(b) Per-stateroom offer valid on Crystal Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas
    Cruises and Windstar Cruises

Cruise Clearance Bonus Offers:

Participating Cruise Line         Special Offer on Travelocity(c)
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Carnival Cruise Lines             Up to a $200 Best Buy Gift Card
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Holland America Line                Up to $200 Shipboard Credit
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Norwegian Cruise Lines                  Up to $200 Cash Back
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Princess Cruises                    Up to $200 Shipboard Credit
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Crystal Cruises, Radisson
 Seven Seas Cruises and            Call 888-622-0077 for details
 Windstar Cruises
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(c) See site for details

About Travelocity

Travelocity’s industry-leading technology and straight-talking, honest information help travelers take more rewarding and affordable trips. With 44 million registered users and booking nearly $4 billion of travel in 2003, Travelocity negotiates thousands of low-priced deals with the world’s most reputable travel providers — top airlines, hotels, car rental companies, cruise lines, and other destination attractions and services. Additionally, Travelocity offers deeply-discounted rates for weekend getaways and dynamic packages through its Last Minute Deals and TotalTrip(SM) shopping engines, and provides customer service support over the phone 24 hours a day. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also operates Travelocity Business(SM) for corporate customers, powers international travel Web sites in eight languages, and has been recognized for its consumer advocacy and global leadership in online travel. More information about Travelocity is available at Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG), a world leader in travel commerce. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at

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 cards 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 47 languages, giving the MasterCard brand a truly global reach and scope. For more information go to

    CONTACT: Vollmer Public Relations
             Judy Haveson, 212-808-6541
             Amanda Borichevsky, 972-488-4790
             MasterCard International
             Barbara Coleman, 914-249-6607

    SOURCE: Travelocity