Travelocity Teams up with San Diego for ‘Kick-Back Funky Free Fall Days’; Exclusive Deal with San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau Provides Travelers with Custom Deals and Enhanced Content

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 12, 2005–Travelocity today announced the launch of a specialized San Diego “super-site,” creating a one-stop shopping experience for travelers headed to the nation’s seventh largest city. Whether looking for miles upon miles of pristine beaches, thousands of great restaurants or world-class entertainment, travelers shopping for trips to San Diego can now locate their dream vacation within a few simple clicks at Travelocity.

The new site, featured at, is the result of a marketing collaboration forged between Travelocity and the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau intended to provide expanded travel information, increased booking options and exclusive travel promotions for fall and winter 2005.

In addition to specialized deals and travel information, Travelocity is rolling out the site with the “Kick-Back Funky Free Fall Days” promotion. Buy three nights or more at one of San Diego’s 15 participating hotels now through Dec. 30, 2005, on Travelocity and travel by Jan. 31, 2006 to receive two free tickets to leading area attractions including:

    --  SeaWorld San Diego

    --  Hornblower Cruises and Events

    --  San Diego Natural History Museum

    --  San Diego Automotive Museum

    --  USS Midway/San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum

    --  Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

    --  San Diego Model Railroad Museum

“Relationships such as this allow us to focus on key destinations, providing customers with comprehensive travel information and exclusive money saving deals,” said Ross Mantione, vice president of partner marketing for Travelocity. “We make it a priority to be our customers’ champion by providing industry-leading deals, focusing our corporate culture on being a leader in customer service and developing traveler-centric relationships such as this one. We want to be the agent that travelers know they can rely on from the start of the booking process to when they return home.”

“Tourism is San Diego’s third largest industry, drawing in more than 27 million visitors last year alone,” said Reint Reinders, president and CEO of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Through this relationship we will better serve these millions of travelers by raising awareness of San Diego’s attractions and providing exclusive travel deals to get them here. This is a great opportunity for us and we look forward to growing our relationship with Travelocity moving forward.”

For more information on the Kick-Back Funky Free Fall Days promotion, please visit

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.

About the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau

The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau (ConVis) promotes and markets the greater San Diego region as a vacation destination and convention site. More than 27 million visitors from throughout the United States and around the world came to San Diego in 2004. ConVis marketing and sales programs include advertising, marketing promotions, public relations, travel industry sales, information technology and internet business development, market intelligence, hotel meetings sales and services, and community relations. The United States’ seventh largest city, San Diego is consistently rated one of the nation’s leading leisure vacation and meeting destinations. For more information, visit the Bureau’s web site,

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             Judy Haveson, 212-808-6541
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    SOURCE: Travelocity