Travelocity Business Is First Online Agency With Proven Full Service Corporate Travel Solution for Large Corporations
Gives Businesses of All Sizes Access to Powerful Solution Already Used By Multiple Fortune 500 Companies
FORT WORTH, Texas
Nov 18, 2003
Travelocity Business(SM) today announced it is making the most powerful and proven full-service corporate travel solution widely available to large corporations. While Travelocity Business initially emphasized its solution for small and medium-sized businesses, it is now the only online agency offering a solution that has been proven in the Fortune 500 for more than two years. The Travelocity Business solution is already used by companies such as General Dynamics, Liberty Mutual, and Computer Associates whose travel manager was named travel manager of the year by Business Travel News for its innovative use of the solution.
Travelocity Business now offers a full range of corporate travel solutions that includes a broader set of options for business travelers and significant cost savings for companies of any size -- from small businesses to the largest multinational corporations. It gives customers the greatest set of options for influencing the use of corporate policies and negotiated discounts, as well as providing data collection and reporting that allow corporations to get the most from their travel spending. Travelocity Business also includes advanced online and offline travel management services needed to address the complex and diverse needs of large corporations.
"A new generation of full service corporate travel providers is now promising to significantly reduce companies' travel costs, while maintaining high service levels," said Ellen Keszler, president of Travelocity Business. "However, other offerings don't have the full set of options needed by larger corporations to manage travel, which is vital to serving travelers, while best leveraging a company's buying power. Only Travelocity Business delivers online technology and offline travel services that have already been helping Fortune 500 companies save millions of dollars for years."
Benefiting Companies of Any Size
Travelocity Business reduces travel costs by more than $100 -- over 20 percent per trip -- and offers other significant benefits to companies of any size, including:
-- Cuts up to 26 percent off average ticket prices through Travelocity Business' low fare search capabilities, Web fares, and special Travelocity Business-negotiated travel choices; -- Offers service fees as low as $5 for online transactions and $20 for phone bookings -- up to 84 percent savings compared to traditional agencies; -- Provides specially trained agents 24x7 who typically answer the phone in 20 seconds -- and within 60 seconds guaranteed; -- Influences use of corporate policies and preferred suppliers; -- Delivers comprehensive data collection and reporting. Expanding Options for Large Corporations
In addition to offering cost savings and service benefits to companies of any size, Travelocity Business is now delivering its proven range of advanced online and offline travel management options to address the complex nature of large corporate programs. These options help large companies achieve additional cost benefits by creating traveler-purchasing patterns that allow companies to form stronger relationships with suppliers to better negotiate and use discounts. Some of these options include:
-- More flexible set of automated options that allow companies to easily influence traveler selection of millions of different combinations of airlines, hotels and car rental companies that help give business travelers the best choices for specific destinations, while helping the company get the best long term prices; -- Ability to set up intelligent controls and custom messages that help travelers book trips online that stay within company policy; -- Extended online and offline travel reporting tool with a new level of detailed data collection and reporting that allows companies to slice and dice travel spending in hundreds of different reports to analyze trends in specific markets and gain better discounts. This includes an online dashboard that tracks booking and call volumes, and costs; -- Additional travel management services for large corporations include optional VIP phone service, custom service level agreements, comprehensive quality assurance support for online booking, expert online site management, adoption consulting and local account managers. About Travelocity Business
For small businesses to large multinational corporations, Travelocity Business(SM) is a full-service corporate travel solution that helps companies easily manage travel and reduce costs, while providing more choices to travelers. Travelocity Business combines the savings and convenience of online with the full service of dedicated agents available 24/7. Companies can cut travel costs through flight deals, Web fares, hotel discounts and service fee savings -- representing an average savings of more than $100 per trip, including airfare savings averaging 26 percent per ticket and service fee savings of up to 84 percent.
Travelocity Business merges the expertise, service and travel choices of Travelocity with the most proven online corporate travel technology, already used by more than half of the Fortune 200. For more information, companies can visit www.travelocitybusiness.com .
Travelocity(R), 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 41 million members, Travelocity is the sixth 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. Additional information about Travelocity can be found on the Web at www.travelocity.com .
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