Travelocity Announces Last-Minute Cruise Super Sale Extension!

Consumer Demand for Fifth Annual Super Sale Reaches All-Time High, Leads To

More Cash Back Offers of Up to $400 Through Travelocity Offer, and for Using


SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ — After record-breaking cruise sales days and with hundreds of thousands of travelers still shopping for great deals daily, Travelocity(R) has extended its fifth annual Cruise Super Sale for one week, through Thursday, March 4, 2004. Consumers now have seven additional days to access some of the best cruise deals ever and receive up to $400 cash back in the form of a Prepaid MasterCard(R) Gift Card. All major cruise lines and destinations worldwide are on sale through Travelocity, one of the largest retailers of cruises anywhere.

Travelers have only a few more days to book their cruise getaway to top destinations around the world, whether it’s exploring the crystal clear waters of Cozumel or touring the breathtaking wonders of Alaska. Throughout the final days of Travelocity’s Cruise Super Sale, customers will get up to $300 cash back per stateroom. Additionally, when customers use their MasterCard card for payment on qualifying sailings, they can receive up to an additional $100 for a grand total of up to $400 cash back.

“Travelers basically requested it themselves, as proven by record-breaking cruise bookings over the past month, and Travelocity listened,” said Bryan Saltzburg, vice president of packaging and cruises for Travelocity, about the sale extension. “Tens of thousands have already found great values to virtually any cruise destination. Our unparalleled cruise deal and cash back offer is a testament to our strong relationships with our cruise line partners and MasterCard.”

“Travelocity has smartly packaged the world’s most inviting cruise line destinations with a rich cash-back reward for customers paying with MasterCard,” added Elizabeth Ward, Group Vice President, Travel & Entertainment, MasterCard International. “Customer response to date certainly indicates that the Cruise Super Sale is by far the most effective joint effort of Travelocity and MasterCard to help travelers secure the best trip deals the cruise line industry has to offer.”

Participating cruise lines include Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean International, Windstar Cruises and more.

    Sample offers include:

                                                      Additional      Total
                                                         Cash       Possible
                                                      Back** For   Cash Back**
    Length of Cruise/                    Cash Back       Using      When Using
    Cruise Destination        Price*    For Purchase  MasterCard    MasterCard
    3 or 4-night Bahamas
     or Mexico               From $249      $25          $25          $50
    7-night Caribbean        From $399     $100          $50         $150
    7-night Alaska           From $599     $100          $50         $150
    10-night Hawaii          From $849     $150         $100         $250
    14-night Transatlantic  From $1399     $300         $100         $400

     * Fares are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy.
     ** All cash back offers are per stateroom.

Travelocity customers who book a qualifying cruise by March 4, 2004 on sailings departing between March 4 and Dec. 31, 2004 will receive the following cash back amounts:

                                                                Total Possible
                                               Bonus Cash         Cash Back
    Length of Cruise/       Cash Back           Back For          When Using
    Cruise Destination     For Purchase      Using MasterCard     MasterCard
    3-6 nights              $25 or $50**           $25           $50 or $75
    7-9 nights            $100 or $200**           $50         $150 or $250
    10+ nights            $150 or $300**          $100         $250 or $400

** The amount of cash back will vary based on the cruise line selected, as the higher amounts apply only on the following luxury cruise lines: Crystal Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises and Windstar Cruises.

The Prepaid MasterCard Gift Card can be used for purchases at millions of MasterCard merchant acceptance locations worldwide for everything from beach gear and sunscreen to another fabulous getaway. Travelers will receive their MasterCard gift card approximately four to six weeks following completion of their travel. These offers are subject to additional terms and conditions. Staterooms are limited, and higher fares may apply depending on availability and cruise dates. The cash back offer is per stateroom, not per person. See for full details and other offer restrictions.

For more information on this offer and to book a cruise today, log onto or call Travelocity’s cruise experts at 1-800-222-3690.

About Travelocity

Travelocity, a Sabre Holdings(TM) company, the pioneer in online travel, gives consumers access to hundreds of airlines, thousands of hotels, cruise, last-minute and vacations packages, entertainment tickets, best-in-class car rental companies, and ground transportation all backed by 24-hour customer service. With 41 million members, Travelocity is the sixth largest travel agency in the United States and has been recognized for its global leadership in online travel and powers five multi-lingual travel Web sites worldwide.

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 .

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 98 countries and in 46 languages, giving the MasterCard brand a truly global reach and scope. For more information, go to .

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