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Travelocity Business Offers Companies Special Deals on Avis and Hertz Car Rentals

PRNewswire
SOUTHLAKE, Texas
Apr 26, 2004

Travelocity Business(SM), a full-service corporate travel agency, today announced it is offering companies and their travelers special deals with leading business car rental companies Avis and Hertz. The deals are part of a broad Travelocity Business initiative to secure travel options designed specifically to meet the unique needs of business travelers.

In a related announcement, Travelocity Business announced it has negotiated special business travel fares with Frontier Airlines. And, on April 6, Travelocity Business also announced an agreement that delivers discounted corporate rates at Best Western's thousands of hotels worldwide. All of the deals are tailored to offer business travelers discounts, but with greater flexibility and fewer restrictions than special rates designed for leisure travelers.

The car rental companies are offering Travelocity Business customers benefits that range from free membership in business programs that offer travelers preferred member benefits, bonus mile programs and special pricing.

"While many of our customers are large enough to secure their own supplier discounts, many simply don't have enough volume. The deals we are securing with companies such as Avis, Best Western, Frontier and Hertz, give smaller companies access to deals they often cannot get on their own. For larger companies, these offers complement the discounts they negotiate on their own," said Ellen Keszler, president of Travelocity Business. "Our approach is to work with suppliers and corporations to understand the objectives of each, and then deliver travel options that best serve the needs of both groups.

About Travelocity Business

Travelocity Business is a full-service corporate travel agency 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 who typically answer the phone in 20 seconds, and within 60 seconds guaranteed. Companies can cut travel costs through flight deals, Web fares, hotel discounts and service fee savings -- representing an average savings of more than $142 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(R) 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 .

About Travelocity

Travelocity's industry-leading technology and straight-talking, honest information help travelers take more rewarding and more affordable trips. With 41 million registered users and booking nearly $4 billion of travel in 2003, Travelocity(R) has the power to negotiate thousands of great travel 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 access to special 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 for corporate customers, powers international travel Web sites in seven languages, and has been recognized for its consumer advocacy and global leadership in online travel. More information about Travelocity is available at www.travelocity.com . Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation , a world leader in travel commerce. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at www.sabre-holdings.com .

   Contact:
   Mary Kate Smither (marykate@vollmerpr.com )
   (972) 488-4790
   Chintan Talati (chintan@vollmerpr.com )
   (972) 488-4790
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SOURCE: Travelocity Business

CONTACT: Mary Kate Smither, marykate@vollmerpr.com , or Chintan Talati,
chintan@vollmerpr.com , both of VOLLMER, +1-972-488-4790 , for Travelocity
Business