Travelocity Business’ Tom Wilkinson Recognized for Pioneering Work on New Generation of Corporate Travel Agency

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Travelocity Business(SM) today
announced that Tom Wilkinson, director of global agency services, was named
this week to the Business Travel News (BTN) list of Top 25 most influential
people in the corporate travel industry. Wilkinson began working with
companies more than two years ago to create a full-service travel agency model
that uses online and other travel technology to significantly drive down
corporate travel costs. The result of Wilkinson’s work has been millions of
dollars in savings for corporations and a blueprint for the new generation of
full-service corporate travel agencies.

“While many people believe corporate travel is just now going though a
transformation, Tom’s work started having a profound impact on the industry
more than two years ago. He began working with some of America’s largest
companies, and has proven a new model that helps companies significantly
reduce costs without sacrificing service. This approach is the cornerstone of
the Travelocity Business offering today,” said Ellen Keszler, president of
Travelocity Business.

“I’m very grateful for this recognition from Business Travel News, but
more pleased that this topic is gaining greater awareness,” said Tom
Wilkinson. “I have always been a believer in technology and how it can be
used to streamline corporate travel and reduce costs. It also gives companies
greater insight into how their travel processes can be more efficient, and
almost forces them into re-engineering mode. I’ve been gratified that the
travel managers in our program cite not only the savings they have achieved on
booking costs, but also that the time they save managing agency operations
allows them to improve their use of vendor discounts. It’s a positive chain

The Business Travel News profile on Tom Wilkinson can be viewed at:

About Travelocity Business

For small businesses to large multinational corporations, Travelocity
Business(SM) 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 .

About Travelocity

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 .

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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