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Travelocity Checks in with Biggest Hotel Sale Ever

$100 Back on Thousands of Goodbuy Hotel and Flight + Hotel TotalTrip Reservations Booked Now Through October 10th

Sep 22, 2003

Are you headed to campus this weekend for a college football game? Maybe you're contemplating a road trip for leaf-peeping? Or, are you still procrastinating on your Thanksgiving travel plans? Whatever the case may be, it's not too late to score a major travel deal this fall with Travelocity's kick-off of the biggest sale on hotels in its history -- offering up to $100 back on all two-night or more GoodBuy hotel stays and flight + hotel TotalTrip(SM) reservations booked with a MasterCard card now through October 10, 2003.*

"This time of year is opportune for a quick weekend getaway, and that's exactly what we have in mind with this gigantic sale," said Josh Feuerstein, vice president, hotels for Travelocity(R). "Our shoppers love the deals we afford them with our GoodBuy hotel program and TotalTrip flight + hotel combos, so we're thrilled to give them another 100 reasons to book their travel with us this fall."

Elizabeth Ward, vice president of Travel & Entertainment Industries at MasterCard International, added, "Travelocity's hotel sale is a good time for most consumers to book travel for the fall, and MasterCard makes it easy to earn the greatest reward. Our alliance with Travelocity on one of its most ambitious hotel promotions to date offers unsurpassed value and convenience for MasterCard cardholders."

The $100 savings comes in the form of a $20 MasterCard Gift Card, along with an $80 Travelocity Last Minute Deal coupon. The MasterCard Gift Card is valid for payment at more than 32 million locations worldwide. Qualifying travel must be completed by November 30, 2003.* Certain restrictions apply. Please visit for more details.

    Sample deals include:

        Destination                 Sale rates from:
        Orlando                     $32 per night
        Las Vegas                   $34.99 per night
        Miami                       $39.49 per night
        San Francisco               $46 per night
        Chicago                     $47 per night
        Los Angeles                 $49 per night
        New York                    $91 per night

  About Travelocity

Travelocity, a Sabre Holdings(TM) company, pioneered the online travel space and continues to be the most popular travel service on the Web, giving consumers access to hundreds of airlines, thousands of hotels and cruise, last-minute and vacations packages, and best-in-class car rental companies, all backed by 1,000 customer service representatives staffed to provide 24-hour assistance. With 40 million members, Travelocity is the seventh largest travel agency in the United States. It has been recognized worldwide for its leadership in the online travel space, and it operates or powers Web sites in five languages across four continents.

Sabre Holdings Corporation 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

About MasterCard International

MasterCard International has a comprehensive portfolio of well-known, widely accepted payment brands including MasterCard, Cirrus and Maestro. More than 1.7 billion MasterCard, Cirrus and Maestro logos are present on credit, charge and debit cards in circulation today. With approximately 25,000 MasterCard, Cirrus and Maestro members worldwide, MasterCard serves consumers and businesses, both large and small, in 210 countries and territories. MasterCard is a leader in quality and innovation, offering a wide range of payment solutions in the virtual and traditional worlds. MasterCard's award-winning Priceless advertising campaign is now seen in 90 countries and in 45 languages, giving the MasterCard brand a truly global reach and scope. With more than 29 million acceptance locations including over 835,000 MasterCard/Maestro/Cirrus ATMs around the world, no payment card is more widely accepted globally than MasterCard. For the nine months ended September 30, 2002, gross dollar volume exceeded US$831.7 billion. MasterCard can be reached through its website at .

     Judy Haveson (
     (212) 554-7425

     Amy Fuhrer (
     (972) 488-4790

SOURCE: Travelocity

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