SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Expanding on the power and cost
savings it already provides to businesses and their travelers, Travelocity
Business(TM) today announced that it is the first online agency to let
companies’ travelers book Amtrak rail trips online, along with all other air,
car and hotel options. The comprehensive online options from Travelocity
Business are a key aspect of its full-service travel solution for
corporations, and put more power in travelers’ hands, while helping to reduce
company travel costs.
“Corporate travelers are looking for greater control of their travel
experience, starting with their reservations. Adding rail bookings to all of
our other options online gives travelers one more way to enhance their travel.
At the same time, we are offering high levels of phone service to travelers
who still want to leverage our agents’ travel expertise,” said Ellen Keszler,
president of Travelocity Business.
Travelers at companies who use Travelocity Business can now enter their
company’s private online site to view all of the possible options for a trip,
and decide which mode of transportation is most convenient and/or cost
effective. Companies can use powerful controls in Travelocity Business to
show special corporate negotiated pricing, and tell travelers which options
are policy compliant.
The rail options are particularly valuable to companies that have
travelers in areas such as the Northeast U.S., where commuter rail travel
often presents a more cost-effective and convenient alternative to flying.
About Travelocity Business
For small businesses to large multinational corporations, Travelocity
Business(TM) is a full-service corporate travel solution 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 $142 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(R) with the most proven online corporate travel technology,
already used by more than half of the Fortune 200. For more information,
companies can visit www.travelocitybusiness.com .
Travelocity, 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 www.travelocity.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 www.sabre-holdings.com .
Contact: Judy Haveson (firstname.lastname@example.org ) 212/554-7425 Mary Kate Smither (email@example.com ) 972/488-4790 VOLLMER
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