SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 26 /PRNewswire/ — Travelocity Business(SM), a
full-service corporate travel agency, today announced it is offering companies
and their travelers special deals with leading business car rental companies
Avis and Hertz. The deals are part of a broad Travelocity Business initiative
to secure travel options designed specifically to meet the unique needs of
In a related announcement, Travelocity Business announced it has
negotiated special business travel fares with Frontier Airlines. And, on
April 6, Travelocity Business also announced an agreement that delivers
discounted corporate rates at Best Western’s thousands of hotels worldwide.
All of the deals are tailored to offer business travelers discounts, but with
greater flexibility and fewer restrictions than special rates designed for
The car rental companies are offering Travelocity Business customers
benefits that range from free membership in business programs that offer
travelers preferred member benefits, bonus mile programs and special pricing.
“While many of our customers are large enough to secure their own supplier
discounts, many simply don’t have enough volume. The deals we are securing
with companies such as Avis, Best Western, Frontier and Hertz, give smaller
companies access to deals they often cannot get on their own. For larger
companies, these offers complement the discounts they negotiate on their own,”
said Ellen Keszler, president of Travelocity Business. “Our approach is to
work with suppliers and corporations to understand the objectives of each, and
then deliver travel options that best serve the needs of both groups.
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. 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’s industry-leading technology and straight-talking, honest
information help travelers take more rewarding and more affordable trips.
With 41 million registered users and booking nearly $4 billion of travel in
2003, Travelocity(R) has the power to negotiate thousands of great travel
deals with the world’s most reputable travel providers — top airlines,
hotels, car rental companies, cruise lines, and other destination attractions
and services. Additionally, Travelocity offers access to special rates for
weekend getaways and dynamic packages through its Last Minute Deals and
TotalTrip(SM) shopping engines, and provides customer service support over the
phone 24 hours a day. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also operates
Travelocity Business for corporate customers, powers international travel Web
sites in seven languages, and has been recognized for its consumer advocacy
and global leadership in online travel. More information about Travelocity is
available at www.travelocity.com . Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings
Corporation (NYSE: TSG), a world leader in travel commerce. More information
about Sabre Holdings is available at www.sabre-holdings.com .
Contact: Mary Kate Smither (firstname.lastname@example.org ) (972) 488-4790 Chintan Talati (email@example.com ) (972) 488-4790 VOLLMER
SOURCE Travelocity Business -0- 04/26/2004 /CONTACT: Mary Kate Smither, firstname.lastname@example.org , or Chintan Talati, email@example.com , both of VOLLMER, +1-972-488-4790 , for Travelocity Business/ /Web site: http://www.travelocitybusiness.com http://www.travelocity.com http://www.sabre-holdings.com / (TSG) CO: Travelocity Business; Avis; Hertz; Sabre Holdings Corporation ST: Texas IN: TRA LEI SU: AH-CT -- DAM017 -- 5223 04/26/2004 07:01 EDT http://www.prnewswire.com