Travelocity Business Offers Corporate Discounts from Hyatt Hotels; Hyatt Hotels Added to Growing List of Suppliers Providing Special Business Travel Rates to Travelocity Business Customers

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 11, 2005–Travelocity Business(SM) today announced that Hyatt Hotels has been added to the growing list of air, hotel and car rental companies that provide special business travel discounts to its corporate customers. Hyatt Hotels, which consists of 211 hotels and resorts in 43 countries around the world, offers Travelocity Business travelers negotiated corporate rates when they choose to stay at any Hyatt Hotels properties during business trips.

“Hyatt Hotels is a popular brand among business travelers and now Travelocity Business customers have access to special rates that will make them an even more attractive choice,” said Ellen Keszler, president of Sabre Holdings Corporate Solutions. “Strong relationships with leading suppliers like Hyatt are what help Travelocity Business provide the broadest possible range of cost-effective travel options to our customers.”

Hyatt Hotels has always catered to the needs of business travelers and recently added even more amenities and services for travelers. New services designed to enhance the traveler experience include wireless Internet access throughout the hotels, XM Satellite Radio in all guestrooms, and Hyatt’s signature Grand Bed(TM).

“Through our relationship with Travelocity Business, we believe we can help meet the lifestyle standards and practical needs of the business traveler,” said Joan Lowell, vice president, electronic distribution, Hyatt Corporation. “Whether it’s a productivity tool like wireless Internet access or a comfort benefit like Hyatt’s new Grand Bed, it’s our intention to provide busy guests with the amenities they want, plus little extras they wouldn’t expect from a hotel.”

Through its supplier program, Travelocity Business offers companies specially negotiated air, car and hotel deals with fewer restrictions and greater flexibility from a variety of participating travel vendors. This allows corporations using Travelocity Business to provide travelers with other low-cost options during the travel reservation process, along with company negotiated rates. Travelocity Business also works to identify suppliers with services and deals that cater to the business traveler, including access to VIP lounges, Internet access, and other amenities.

Other travel suppliers that participate in Travelocity Business’ discount program include Best Western, Kimpton Hotels, Pegasus Solutions’ Utell Properties, AeroMexico, Frontier Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Avis and Hertz.

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 can cut travel costs through flight deals, Web fares, hotel discounts and reduced service fees — with average business airfare savings of 35% or $185 per trip and service fees starting as low as $5 per trip.

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

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

About Global Hyatt Corporation

There are 211 hotels and resorts (over 90,000 rooms) in 43 countries around the world, operating under the Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt brands. Currently, there are an additional 31 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development, including 12 new hotels in China. Hyatt Hotels Corporation (domestic U.S., Canada and Caribbean hotels) and Hyatt International Corporation (international properties) are subsidiaries of Chicago-based Global Hyatt Corporation. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. (timeshare), Hyatt Equities, L.L.C. (hotel ownership), and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. (which franchises Hawthorn Suites, Microtel and America’s Best Inns).

In January 2005, Global Hyatt Corporation also added an additional 143 U.S. properties to its growing portfolio with the acquisition of the upscale, limited service AmeriSuites hotel chain. These properties will be repositioned and renamed under the new Hyatt Place select service brand in 2006.

From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto

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    SOURCE: Travelocity Business