Travelocity Offers Relief from High Travel Costs with Its Biggest Discount Ever on Flight + Hotel Packages; Experts Say Preempt High Fall and Winter Fares With $200 Discount on Packages to Europe, Mexico, Caribbean and Hawaii

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 12, 2006–With gas prices up 20 percent, airfares up 10 percent or more from last year and few signs of relief in sight, Travelocity is helping consumers fend off higher travel costs into the fall and winter months. To do this, the “home of The Roaming Gnome” today kicked off its largest discount to date on Flight + Hotel packages to popular destinations worldwide.

While experts industry-wide have consistently directed consumers to look for packaged travel offering deep discounts, Travelocity’s “Great Getaway” discount takes it a step further with $200 off any packages for two to Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean or Hawaii for six nights or longer.

And with international fares on the rise, promotions to destinations outside the U.S. are more valuable than ever. Recent Travelocity data also reveals May airfares (including domestic and international travel) are up 10 percent versus last year and June were up 13 percent, reiterating that the waiting game likely won’t pay off.

“Consumers are still trying to figure out how to stay on budget or whether they should just wait it out,” said Tracey Weber, chief operating officer of Travelocity. “Travelers still don’t realize that packages are not only convenient, but offer a significantly better value. Factor all of this and now is an opportune time to book that dream vacation, even into the winter holidays.”

With summer underway and the fall/holiday travel season right around the corner, savvy travelers who book in advance can take advantage of package prices that include:

Sample Great Getaway Package Deals(a)

               Hotel & Airline                            After Great
               tickets for two     Price if Purchased    Getaways $200
Origin and        adults, 6      Separately vs. Packaged   Additional
Destination    nights, 7 days             Price               Off
------------ ----------------- -------------------------- -----------
New York to  Saint Gregory        Flights:      $1,144    Originally
 London,      Hotel (four         Hotel:        $1,163     $1,999
 England      stars) deluxe       If purchased            After $200
              double room          separately:  $2,307     coupon:
             Virgin Atlantic,     Booked Together           $1799
              departing Sept.      Save         - $308    ($898.50 per
              25, 2006 Newark     TotalTrip                 person)
              to Heathrow non-     Price:       $1,999
------------ ----------------- -------------------------- -----------
Los Angeles  Hawaii Prince       Flights:        $  633   Originally
   to         Hotel Waikiki      Hotel:          $1,293    $1,719
 Honolulu,    (fours stars)      If purchased             After $200
 Hawaii       ocean view room,    separately:    $1,926    coupon:
             Delta Airlines,     Booked Together            $1,519
              departing Sept.     Save           - $207    ($759.50
              7, 2006 non-stop   TotalTrip                   per
                                  Price:         $1,719     person)
------------ ----------------- -------------------------- -----------
Dallas to    Oasis Viva Beach   Flights:         $  743   Originally
 Cancun,      All Inclusive     Hotel:           $  949    $1,525
 Mexico       Hotel (three      If purchased              After $200
              stars) ocean       separately:     $1,692    coupon:
              view room,        Booked Together             $1,325
             American Airlines,  Save            - $167    ($662.50
              departing August  TotalTrip Price: $1,525      per
              16, 2006 non-                                 person)
------------ ----------------- -------------------------- -----------
Boston to    Grotto Bay Beach   Flights:          $  847  Originally
 Bermuda      Hotel and Tennis  Hotel:            $1,665   $2,360
              Club  (three      If purchased              After $200
              stars) deluxe      separately:      $2,512   coupon:
              ocean view room,  Booked Together             $2,150
             Delta Airlines      Save             - $162  ($1,075 per
              departing Sept    TotalTrip Price:  $2,350    person)
              13, non-stop
------------ ----------------- -------------------------- -----------

(a) Prices are in USD and are based on double occupancy and include

    tax recovery charges. Sample prices gathered on 7/10/06. Our
    real-time dynamic Flight + Hotel packaging engine is constantly
    updating prices and availability. Please visit Travelocity to
    check current pricing and availability for your travel dates and
    departure city.

    Travelocity "Great Getaway" Details

The $200 discount is for Flight + Hotel packages booked between now and July 27 for travel through Jan. 7, 2007 (to cover holiday travel), for a minimum of six nights for two travelers. Destinations include Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii, which according to a 2006 Travelocity forecasting poll conducted earlier this year, are the most popular international destinations among travelers. For more information, see

Weber says there are still tricks to finding good travel deals this year and is available to discuss additional advice on how to save in the coming season.

The $200 discount is in addition to the savings already available to travelers who book a Flight + Hotel package on Travelocity. The price of a Travelocity Flight + Hotel package is on average $220 less per booking, based on a Travelocity study comparing prices on all actual Flight + Hotel bookings on Travelocity during the period studied with the prices of a flight and hotel to the same destination if purchased separately. Actual savings vary by destination, origin, length of trip and number of passengers.

About Travelocity

Travelocity(R) is committed to being the traveler’s champion – before, during and after the trip – and guarantees everything about a customer’s booking will be right. If it’s not, Travelocity will work with its partners to make it right, right away. This customer-driven focus, backed by live 24/7 phone support, great prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity the fifth largest travel agency in the U.S. – booking $7.4 billion in travel worldwide in 2005. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also owns and operates Travelocity BusinessSM and GetThere(R) for corporate travelers,, a leader in European online travel and ZUJI, a leader in Asia-Pacific online travel. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG), a world leader in travel commerce.

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    SOURCE: Travelocity