SOUTHLAKE, Texas, May 08, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Travelocity Business(SM) today announced two new
enhancements aimed at increasing the productivity of the business
travelers who use its services.
First, Travelocity Business will start issuing individual e-mail
statements to business travelers that clearly outline all of their
recent travel and transaction activity. The reports are designed to
aid travelers during the expense reporting process, and reduce the
number of follow-up calls needed to get the details from an agent or
corporate travel manager.
In addition, every traveler who refunds a ticket through
Travelocity Business will now receive an immediate e-mail confirmation
that the refund took place, to prevent worrying and waiting for the
adjustment to appear on the next monthly credit card statement.
“The mindset of corporate travel agencies has been to collect
travel data and share it at the managerial or procurement level,” said
Joel Bailey, director of Product Marketing at Travelocity Business.
“Now, we’re finding ways to also share relevant data with the
individual travelers, so that they stay more informed and spend less
time during their work day searching for the travel information they
The individual traveler statements will be available for issue
either once or twice a month, depending on dates set by the
corporation that can be adjusted to reflect corporate card billing
cycles. Some of the data that will be shared on the statements
— Trip history – Outlines all activity associated with each trip
taken by the traveler. Includes changes, cancellations,
refunds, and any service fees associated with the
corresponding trip. Each service fee will be assigned a unique
number that also appears on the traveler’s credit card
statement to allow for easier reconciliation and reporting.
— Unused tickets – Lists all unused tickets available for use to
help the traveler recoup their value.
— Expiration alerts – Proactively notifies the traveler before
credit cards expire.
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).
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.
SOURCE: Travelocity Business
Travelocity Business Noel Bilodeau, 415-932-1292 firstname.lastname@example.org or Vollmer Public Relations Mary Kate Smither, 972-488-4790 email@example.com