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Travelocity, Virgin Records and KT Tunstall Host Private Concert in Las Vegas to Address Climate Change

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Jan 31, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) — A Roaming Gnome, A Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree – an evening not to be missed. Grammy-nominated KT Tunstall will make an extra stop on her way to the 49th Annual Grammy Awards this February. The recording artist with Virgin Records recently released Eye to the Telescope and has partnered with Travelocity to host a private concert at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas on Thursday, February 8 to support efforts to slow climate change, including Travelocity’s carbon offset program.

The event will consist of a meet and greet for approximately 150 lucky guests as well as a live acoustic performance by the platinum artist. Tunstall is a strong supporter of climate change prevention and has been involved in such events as the Golden Green party at the Golden Globes in January. Winners will be selected through radio promotions nationwide that highlight the importance of offsetting carbon dioxide emissions from travel, and all winners will have their carbon “zeroed out” through Travelocity’s GoZero program in conjunction with The Conservation Fund.

The concept of climate change is fairly new to most Americans, and carbon offsets are even more foreign. As the issue becomes more widely understood and the number of customers concerned with the prospect of climate change continues to grow, Travelocity has developed a program to allow customers to purchase “carbon offsets” when they buy a vacation package.

The program called Go Zero(SM), allows customers to effectively “zero out” or offset the carbon emissions generated by their flight, hotel, or car usage through a donation to The Conservation Fund, which then plants native trees to absorb carbon dioxide. Details can be found at www.travelocity.com/gozero.

More than 4,000 Travelocity Go Zero(SM) trees are already being planted in the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge, which is located 45 miles north of New Orleans, LA and was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

About Go Zero(SM)

As part of its Climate Change Program, The Conservation Fund launched Go Zero(SM) to engage people around the world — companies, communities and individuals — in the effort to combat global warming. Simply put, Go Zero(SM) measures the carbon dioxide emissions of virtually any slice of life, including travel-related activities such as air and automobile transportation and hotel rooms. The Conservation Fund then offsets that impact on climate change by planting trees, which absorb carbon dioxide as they grow.

These newly created forests do more than just address global warming — they leave a lasting legacy by restoring important wildlife habitat, enhancing outdoor recreation areas and improving air and water quality. Through this program, the Fund has protected more than 30,000 acres and planted nine million trees, which will sequester nearly 13 million tons of carbon dioxide over their lifetime. To learn more about The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero(SM) program, please visit www.gocarbonzero.org.

About The Conservation Fund

Founded more than 20 years ago, The Conservation Fund is dedicated to protecting America’s natural, cultural and historic heritage. Since 1985, the Fund has preserved more than 5.5 million acres of the nation’s most important landscapes and waterways – ranging from national parks and wildlife refuges to community open space and recreation areas. For the past six years, the American Institute of Philanthropy has recognized The Conservation Fund as the top-rated environmental nonprofit for its unsurpassed efficiency and effectiveness. In 2005, the Fund also received the highest “four star” grade from Charity Navigator.

About Travelocity

Travelocity(R) is committed to being the traveler’s champion — before, during and after the trip – and is the only online travel company that guarantees not just the price, but the entire travel experience – see www.travelocity.com/guarantee for details. This customer-driven focus, backed by 24/7 live phone support, great prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity the sixth largest travel agency — booking $7.4 billion in travel worldwide in 2005. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also owns and operates Travelocity Business(R) for corporate travelers, lastminute.com, 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.

SOURCE: Travelocity

Alyson Briggs, 972-488-4790
Virgin Records
Heidi Anne-Noel, 212-786-8370

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