Travelocity Strengthens Hotel and Totaltrip Dynamic Packaging Offerings; Ability to Book Multiple Rooms for Small Groups in One Hotel or TotalTrip Reservation, TotalTrip Savings Calculator Helps Travelers Better Determine the Best Valued Trips

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 10, 2005–Travelocity continues its mission of providing consumers a fully informed and straightforward shopping experience with the roll out of new value-added booking options and tools to its completely redesigned hotel and flight + hotel TotalTrip(SM) dynamic shopping engines.

Looking to Book Hotel Rooms for a Small Group?

Enhancements to Travelocity’s hotel and flight + hotel TotalTrip products include new booking and search capabilities that make travel planning even easier. Consumers now have the ability to book up to four rooms in a single hotel or TotalTrip reservation when planning trips for smaller groups.

Travelocity is also the only site that lets travelers’ mix-and-match individual room preferences on such multi-room purchases. This feature allows travelers to select different room types for each party in their group, such as opting for a king bed in one room and two doubles in another.

Additionally, travelers continue to have access to helpful hotel sorting options and search modification capabilities, making it convenient to develop their itinerary based on key search functions such as date, room type, hotel, ratings or key amenities.

Is it Really Cheaper Booking Together?

Travelocity now provides an easy answer to that question with the introduction of an intuitive calculator seen during the flight + hotel TotalTrip booking process, that allows consumers to consider the amount they save when purchasing their flight and hotel together in a dynamic package versus individual components. Consumers can then add on popular activities, car rentals and trip insurance to complete their customized TotalTrip package.

“These new additions to our hotel and dynamic packaging path expand our ability to offer a seamless booking process for our customers from beginning to end,” said Tracey Weber, Chief Operating Officer, North America of Travelocity. “Our industry leading technology makes planning a trip on Travelocity better than ever before.”

Enhancements Sewn from Customer Championship

These advancements build upon the Travelocity team’s passion of listening to and acting upon consumer feedback by injecting new life into the products and services they value most and also exemplify the company’s lasting commitment to “Customer Championship” – sweeping initiatives introduced last spring focused on helping to ensure that Travelocity customer’s expectations are being met.

“The profound growth of our hotel and packaging businesses – hotel room nights across the Travelocity network were up 41 percent and packaging revenue grew 81 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2005 – shows that these offerings have resonated with travelers,” Weber said. “Driven by our Customer Championship philosophy, we pushed ourselves to develop new features that would add meaningful value to our shoppers and enhance their ability to create the best travel experience.”

About Travelocity

Travelocity is committed to being the traveler’s champion – before, during and after the trip and works hand-in-hand with the world’s most reputable travel providers so that everything about a customer’s booking will be right. And if it’s not, Travelocity guarantees that it 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 $4.9 billion in travel in 2004. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also owns and operates Travelocity Business(SM), Travelocity Europe and, making it the leader in online travel in Europe. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG), a world leader in travel commerce.

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    SOURCE: Travelocity