Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome Also Spotted at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Reports Earlier This Week Had Globetrotting Lawn Ornament Also Cultivating Smiles at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 15, 2004–The Roaming Gnome(SM), nicked from the garden of his owner Bill
and on a whirlwind travel adventure booked on Travelocity(R) ever
since, has been sighted at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport just
days after his gnome-nappers left him at Dallas/Fort Worth
International Airport with a note suggesting that he would be in Texas
for the next four weeks. But the note found with him at Sea-Tac also
states that he will be in the Pacific Northwest during that time

“Interesting,” said Jeff Glueck, chief marketing officer for
Travelocity. “Perhaps the gnome-nappers have decided that The Roaming
Gnome will be commuting for the next month. It is really hard for me
to speculate though. I just hope they took advantage of one of the
many great deals on flights we have seen on Travelocity over the last
few days in getting him up there.”

As at DFW, Sea-Tac passengers will have a chance to meet the
charming, two-foot tall character over the course of the next month as
he will roam baggage claim areas across Sea-Tac, including new
carousels in the recently opened Concourse A. Sea-Tac, too, has
designated a “Gnome Sitter” to be with The Roaming Gnome while he is
there and travelers crossing paths with them will have the opportunity
to take home a vacation photo with the gregarious-yet-silent statue
and hear more about his adventures from the Gnome Sitter.

“We’re thrilled that the gnome-nappers decided Sea-Tac should be
part of his world tour,” said Kottayam Natarajan, general manager of
business development at Sea-Tac. “We’ve been busy over the last month
with the opening of Concourse A and we look forward to him helping us
show it off to travelers from all over the world. We also hope that
The Roaming Gnome gets his fill of the great food at one of the brand
new eateries we have opened in the concourse.”

The rotund, three-dimensional character, who hails from Great
Britain and sports a pointy red hat, blue coat, and distinctive long,
white beard, represents the spirit of Travelocity travelers with his
adventurous, enthusiastic and fun-loving nature.

Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome has become a well-known media star,
featured in a variety of national outlets. In the ads, The Roaming
Gnome writes to his owner Bill, telling of his experiences while
traveling, including cliff diving in Mexico, skiing the winter slopes,
enjoying a stinky wedge of cheese in Quebec and flying — complete
with eye covers.

About Travelocity

Travelocity’s industry-leading technology and straight-talking,
honest information help travelers take more rewarding and affordable
trips. With 44 million registered users and booking nearly $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
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