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

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

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

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 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,, 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