SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 15, 2005–Sabre Travel
Network, a Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) company, today announced that
Worldtek Travel, based in New Haven, CT, with more than 25 travel
offices nationwide, has converted to the Sabre global distribution
system (GDS). The travel agency has switched from Worldspan and will
use the latest booking technology and products from Sabre Travel
Network. They will also offer GetThere, the leading online corporate
booking technology, integrated with the Worldtek proprietary event
management system, to corporate clients.
“Sabre is the right partner for Worldtek’s current goals and
company direction,” said Topper Luciani with Worldtek Travel. “We look
forward to working with Sabre to grow our business.”
Worldtek Travel has been in the business of collegiate, corporate,
meeting planning and vacation travel since 1966, when brothers Topper
and Ken Luciani opened their first office in New Haven. The agency
offers full service products, tools and information to help companies
manage their travel programs. Worldtek has also developed a niche for
collegiate and athletic related travel, with travel services for
colleges, universities and athletic conferences nationwide.
“We are very pleased to expand our partnership with Worldtek
Travel,” said Chris Kroeger, senior vice president of Sabre Travel
Network, North America. “We’re confident they will see a myriad of
benefits from our products and services, including the opportunity to
enhance customer service and loyalty with their corporate customers
through offering the GetThere corporate online booking solutions.”
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to
the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS) enabling agents
at more than 50,000 agency locations worldwide to be travel experts.
The Sabre GDS, the first system to connect the buyers and sellers of
travel, today includes more than 400 airlines, approximately 60,000
hotels, 32 car rental companies, nine cruise lines, 35 railroads and
220 tour operators. Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include
GetThere, the leading Web-based corporate travel reservation
technology, and Jurni Network, the unique leisure travel agency
consortium that enables members to sell more products from preferred
travel suppliers using sophisticated market intelligence.
GetThere is the world’s leading online corporate travel
reservation technology. GetThere enables global corporations and
government agencies to provide a convenient way for employees to book
travel and plan meetings while significantly reducing costs.
GetThere’s advanced technology works with all major global
distribution systems (GDS) and all travel management companies. More
than 3,000 corporations, including 70 percent of the Fortune 200
companies that have online booking sites, use GetThere. More
information is available at www.getthere.com.
Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG) is a world leader in travel
commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and
technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about
Sabre Holdings is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.
Sabre Travel Network, GetThere and Jurni Network are trademarks
and/or service marks of Sabre Holdings Corporation. All other
trademarks, service marks, and trade names are the property of their
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