Travelocity Expands Net Rate Hotel Program with Amsterdam Hospitality Agreement; Boutique Hotels Latest Addition to Travelocity Net Rate Inventory

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 6, 2005–Travelocity’s net
rate hotel program continues its strong expansion with new inventory
featuring Amsterdam Hospitality’s five Manhattan boutique hotels,
giving travelers even more variety and savings in their hotel options
for trip planning via Travelocity’s(R) hotel and TotalTrip(SM) flight
+ hotel shopping engines.

“We believe that the relationship between Amsterdam Hospitality
and Travelocity is a win-win situation for both companies,” said
George Dfouni, chief operating officer for Amsterdam Hospitality.
“Amsterdam Hospitality will gain greater exposure by marketing to
Travelocity’s broad membership base, and Travelocity will gain
significant inventory through our five distinctive hotels.”

Ranging from minimalist chic to intimate European ambience, the
Amsterdam Court, Ameritania, Bentley, Marcel and Moderne hotels all
feature an inviting atmosphere in some of Manhattan’s most popular
neighborhoods, including the famous Theater District, Times Square and
the Upper East Side.

“We continue to grow our net rate hotel program at a healthy
clip,” said Ross Mantione, Travelocity’s vice president, partner
marketing. “With the addition of Amsterdam Hospitality’s five New York
properties, we are further diversifying money-saving hotel offerings
to our customers.”

About Travelocity’s Net Rate Hotel Program

More than 15,000 hotels in 200 countries worldwide currently
participate in Travelocity’s net rate hotel program. In addition to
Amsterdam Hospitality, other popular chains include Marriott
International, Best Western International, Carlson Hotels Worldwide,
La Quinta Corporation, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotels &
Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts,
InterContinental Hotels Group and Prime Hospitality Corp.
Additionally, more than 2,000 well-known independently owned and
operated hotels from across the world participate.

Travelocity was the first online distributor of its scope to gain
access to rates and availability directly from suppliers’ central
reservation systems. Hoteliers benefit from Travelocity’s seamless
third generation connectivity and have greater merchandising
opportunities to Travelocity members and onward distribution partners
through enhanced hotel descriptions and rate displays on the hotel
path, as well as participation in packaging and cross-sell
opportunities. Inventory and rates can be loaded via the Sabre global
distribution system, through the hotel’s central reservation system or
via the Travelocity extranet. Hotels can obtain more information by
sending an e-mail to

About Travelocity

Travelocity’s industry-leading technology and straight-talking,
honest information help travelers take more rewarding and affordable
trips. With millions of registered users and booking nearly $4 billion
of travel in 2003, Travelocity negotiates thousands of low-priced
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
deeply-discounted rates for weekend getaways and dynamic packages
through its Last Minute Deals and TotalTrip shopping engines, and
provides customer service support over the phone 24 hours a day. Based
in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also operates Travelocity
Business(SM) for corporate customers, powers international travel Web
sites in eight languages, and has been recognized for its consumer
advocacy and global leadership in online travel. More information
about Travelocity is available at Travelocity is
owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG), a world leader in
travel commerce. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at

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    SOURCE: Travelocity