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
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
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
lastminute.com, 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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