Travelocity Business First Online Agency to Offer Global Options For Multinational Companies

  Announces New Online Tools, Services and Special International Hotel Deals

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Helping multinational companies lower travel costs and expand traveler choices worldwide, Travelocity Business(SM), a full service corporate travel agency, is the first online agency to introduce a full set of global options for its customers. These options include the ability for U.S.-based companies to easily create online booking sites and 24×7 services customized for international offices and travelers with local languages, currency, policies, and preferred suppliers. Travelocity Business has also secured special business rates at thousands of international hotel properties.

The global capabilities are an element of Travelocity Business’ expansion to provide its full service corporate travel solution to large companies, in addition to small and medium-sized businesses.

“Most large and medium-sized companies have offices outside the United States,” said Ellen Keszler, president of Travelocity Business. “In the past, companies have often had completely different travel solutions for each of those regions. Travelocity Business is allowing companies to create a truly global travel program that helps companies create the greatest efficiencies by providing the broadest set of options to travelers worldwide in one online program, but with localized service as needed.”

Travelocity Business is the only online agency providing a unique super site capability. It allows companies to maintain a primary U.S. travel site that can then be easily replicated to create online booking sites for each regional office, with that region’s language, currency, policies, and local preferred suppliers. Travelocity Business is also implementing localized services to provide international offices, phone services, and ticketing as necessary.

In addition, Travelocity Business has secured special rates at thousands of hotel properties in major destinations around the globe, ranging from economy to deluxe accommodations. These blanket discount rates are in addition to special discounts Travelocity Business is negotiating on behalf of companies, complementing the negotiated rates companies may secure on their own.

About Travelocity Business

For small businesses to large multinational corporations, Travelocity Business(SM) 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. Companies can cut travel costs through flight deals, Web fares, hotel discounts and service fee savings — representing an average savings of more than $100 per trip or 20 percent overall per trip, including airfare savings averaging 26 percent per ticket and service fee savings of up to 84 percent.

Travelocity Business merges the expertise, service and travel choices of Travelocity with the most proven online corporate travel technology, already used by more than half of the Fortune 200. For more information, companies can visit .

About Travelocity

Travelocity(R), a Sabre Holdings(TM) company, pioneered the online travel space and continues to be the most popular travel service on the Web, giving consumers access to hundreds of airlines, thousands of hotels and cruise, last-minute and vacations packages, and best-in-class car rental companies, all backed by 1,000 customer service representatives staffed to provide 24-hour assistance. With 41 million members, Travelocity is the sixth largest travel agency in the United States. It has been recognized worldwide for its leadership in the online travel space, and it operates or powers Web sites in five languages across four continents. Additional information about Travelocity can be found on the Web at .

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 .

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