Travelocity Teams with Groople to Offer Group Hotel Bookings; New Shopping Tools Added to Travelocity’s Hotel Booking Engine Let Travelers Book 5+ Rooms in a Single Reservation

SOUTHLAKE, Texas & DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 1, 2005–Planning
this summer’s faraway family reunion? Or maybe you’re a coach needing
a bunch of rooms for that upcoming youth tournament? If so, you’ll
want to check out new functionality on Travelocity that makes planning
and booking group travel a snap. Today, Travelocity(R) announced an
agreement with Groople Inc., a leading provider of online group travel
bookings, that gives Travelocity customers a specialized groups
section with discounted hotel rates, group content and new planning
features that are unavailable on other major online travel sites.

“Combining Groople’s expertise into Travelocity’s hotel offerings
is another commitment we are making to our customers’ varying needs as
they research and plan their trips on Travelocity, regardless of the
size,” said Josh Feuerstein, Travelocity’s vice president hotels. “We
know that coordinating an event, family trip, reunion, wedding or
other group is more complex than a single hotel booking and we are
very pleased to now offer such a compelling product to our customers.”

“Groople is proud to work with the online travel industry leader
Travelocity in helping to meet the varying needs of group travelers,”
said Groople Chief Executive Officer David Loy. “Groople estimates
that unmanaged leisure groups, known as the SMERF market (Social,
Military, Education, Religious, Fraternal) book $18 billion a year in
travel and we are excited that Travelocity’s distribution and reach is
now bringing automated group bookings to the masses.”

Travelocity’s new group booking functionality can be accessed from
the main hotel page’s shopping engine. After choosing the city and
dates, simply select the “5+ rooms” button and let the planning begin.
Travelers needing assistance with their plans can also call
877-634-9434. Other leading features of Travelocity’s new group
booking tools include:

    --  Automated rooming lists that consumers complete themselves
        rather than the hotels

    --  Ability for each room to be paid on a separate credit card
        rather than the group coordinator having to pay the entire
        bill and then having to be reimbursed later

    --  Flexible payment options

    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 $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(SM) 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

About Groople

Groople, based in Denver, was created by more than 20 experienced
leaders from every area of the travel industry with the goal of
becoming the place for leisure group travelers to book the best,
hassle-free deals. Groople serves military groups, family reunions,
religious organizations and other leisure customers at
and through its offline agents while helping suppliers by giving
consumers access to hotel inventory. Groople’s automated group booking
system gives travel planners the ability to plan, book and manage all
aspects of their group trips online, including travel, hotel bookings
and event planning, payment, tracking, registering for events, and
more. Special requests and more complex needs such as booking banquet
facilities, food and beverage and planning unique group activities are
handled by phone with Groople’s team of experienced group planners.

    CONTACT: Vollmer Public Relations for Travelocity
             Judy Haveson, 212-808-6541
             Chintan Talati, 972-488-4790
             PJ Inc. for Groople
             Pamela Johnston, 212-629-8445

    SOURCE: Travelocity