Clear and Travelocity Business Sign Agreement to Speed Business Travelers Through Airport Security
New Joint-Marketing Deal Brings Clear's Benefits to Travelocity Business Corporate Accounts
Oct 2, 2008
Clear(R), the fast pass for airport security, and Travelocity Business(R), one of the business travel industry's fastest growing travel management companies, today announced a marketing agreement that offers Clear to Travelocity Business' clients.
Travelocity Business, launched only five years ago, now ranks among North America's top travel agencies with more than $800 million in annual travel spend under management.
Clear, which recently celebrated its third anniversary, has established other high-profile marketing partnerships including those with Delta Air Lines and Marriott Hotels. In 2008 alone, Clear has performed more than 75 on-site, bulk enrollments at company office buildings including corporations, law firms and government offices. This on-site service offers enrollment for Clear right in the workplace, making applying for the Clear card easy and convenient.
Allison Beer, Clear's SVP of Corporate Development said, "This relationship is right on track to help Clear navigate through the corporate travel community, with Travelocity Business' vast reach leading the way." She added, "We're delighted about our affiliation with Travelocity, one of America's best-known travel brands, and its increasingly successful business travel agency."
"Clear's focus on lessening the hassle factor for travelers resonates across our client base," said DeAnne Dale, Vice President of Sales and Account Management for Travelocity Business. "This relationship will only increase in value as Clear adds more airports to its program in the months and years ahead."
Clear members are pre-screened and, after application completion which involves providing iris and fingerprint images, receive a card that allows access to Clear's security lanes nationwide. Clear lanes, which feature concierge staff whose assistance speeds throughput while making passage through security more hassle-free, are already operating in airports in Cincinnati, Denver, Indianapolis, Orlando, San Francisco, and Washington DC's Reagan National and Dulles airports, among others.
Clear customers experience a level of predictability, convenience, and efficiency in air travel. For example, the concierge staff in Clear's security lanes ready x-ray bins for each passenger and then help them retrieve their personal items at the other side of the magnetometer.
Clear was recently chosen by Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to operate a program there. Clear's fast lanes are expected to open this month.
Applicants start the membership enrollment process at www.flyclear.com and complete it in person at a Clear enrollment center, where they have their fingerprints and iris images captured. Clear enrollment centers are located in airports with Clear programs and also at convenient city locations, including New York's Grand Central Terminal. To locate a Clear enrollment station nationwide, customers can visit flyclear.com.
Clear, operated by Verified Identity Pass, Inc., has signed up more than 200,000 travelers nationwide. Clear cards are accepted at 18 U.S. airports: Albany, Cincinnati, Denver, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, LaGuardia (Central Terminal B and Terminal D), Little Rock, New York JFK (Terminals 1, 2, 4 and 7), Newark (Terminal B1 and B2), Oakland, Orlando, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, Washington, DC's Reagan and Dulles, and Westchester. And, soon, Clear lanes will open at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Clear members are pre-screened and provided with a high-tech card which allows them to access designated security lanes nationwide for an annual fee of $128. Clear members pass through the security checkpoint faster, with more predictability and less hassle. Applicants start their enrollment at flyclear.com and complete the process at an enrollment location where their fingerprints and iris images are captured and their identification is validated. Clear's registered traveler program has been operational since July 19, 2005. For more information, please visit: http://www.flyclear.com/.
About Travelocity Business
Southlake, Texas-based Travelocity Business is a full-service corporate travel management company. TBiz(R) is one of the business travel industry's fastest-growing agencies with more than $800 million in annual travel spend under management. Travelocity Business combines the expertise, service and travel choices of Travelocity with corporate experience gained from serving more than half of the Fortune 200 companies. For more information, companies can visit http://www.travelocitybusiness.com/.
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