SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 15, 2005–As part of its
commitment to help companies get the most value out of their managed
travel programs, Travelocity Business(SM) today announced it has
created a consulting division and launched new online yield management
The consulting division, led by 20-year travel industry veteran
DeAnne Dale, will work closely with companies that want to optimize
the performance of their supplier agreements and corporate travel
policies. The group will take time to assess each company’s overall
program goals and then will design customized air, hotel and car
procurement initiatives that streamline those programs, aim to cut
costs and enhance vendor relationships.
Travelocity Business is also offering new yield management
functionality. The tool will help companies better understand how well
they are meeting contract agreements with airlines on a daily basis,
so they can adjust traveler options online and at the agent desktop to
influence purchasing patterns and target pre-determined levels.
“The business travel industry is always changing, and corporations
are challenged with trying to maintain the integrity of their managed
travel programs to keep costs at minimum,” said DeAnne Dale, vice
president of Consulting Services at Travelocity Business. “We’re
offering these new resources to help our customers operate more
strategically, and further optimize the savings potential of their
Services provided by the new consulting group include: -- Airline, hotel and car rental procurement services - Assist clients in supplier RFP development, negotiations, contract execution, trending, benchmarking, point of sale integration and preferencing. -- Goal assessment - Ongoing monitoring of booking activity to confirm that customers are meeting pre-negotiated agreements. -- Savings and impact analysis - Data analysis to help corporations be more responsive to changes within the industry and shifting market share accordingly. -- 'What if' analysis - Study of potential market variables to ensure optimal program performance regardless of current market conditions. -- Program development - Assistance in implementation of programs for hotel, car and credit card services. -- Travel policy development and benchmarking - Creation and regular evaluation of corporate travel policy. About Travelocity Business
Travelocity Business is a full-service corporate travel agency
that helps companies easily manage travel and reduce costs, while
providing more choices to travelers. Travelocity Business combines the
savings and convenience of online with the full service of dedicated
agents available 24/7 who typically answer the phone in 20 seconds,
and within 60 seconds guaranteed (see site for guarantee details).
Companies also receive 24/7 traveler support at no extra charge, so
they eliminate expensive after-hours service charges when a traveler
needs help. Travelocity Business also cuts travel costs through flight
deals, Web fares, hotel discounts and service fee savings —
representing an average savings of more than $100 per trip, including
airfare savings averaging 26 percent per ticket and service fee
savings of up to 84 percent (see site for savings details).
Travelocity Business combines the expertise, service and travel
choices of Travelocity(R) with corporate experience gained from
serving more than half of the Fortune 200 companies. For more
information, companies can visit www.travelocitybusiness.com.
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.
CONTACT: Vollmer Public Relations
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Noel Bilodeau, 415-932-1292
SOURCE: Travelocity Business