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
“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
www.travelocity.com/supersale for full details and other offer restrictions.
For more information on this offer and to book a cruise today, log onto
www.travelocity.com/supersale or call Travelocity’s cruise experts at
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 http://www.sabre-holdings.com .
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 www.mastercardinternational.com .
Contact: Judy Haveson (email@example.com ) 212/554-7425 Amanda Borichevsky (firstname.lastname@example.org ) 972/488-4790 VOLLMER Gregory Papajohn (email@example.com ) 914/249-5724 MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL
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