SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Travel Network announced
today that its Sabre Virtually There personalized travel Web site placed among
the top travel Web sites for business travelers in a recent ranking by Conde
Sabre Virtually There delivers real-time information about an individual's
travel plans, flight information and weather when the trip is booked through a
Sabre Connected travel agent, or participating travel supplier. In addition,
the Web site offers special features for road warriors including restaurant
bookings, specialty tours, attraction tickets and destination information.
"The ability to stay connected to travel services is increasingly
important as employees become more mobile," said John Stow, president of Sabre
Travel Network. "Virtually There allows agents to provide their customers a
significant expansion of real-time information, delivered anytime, anywhere,
which is exactly what consumers are saying they need."
Virtually There is accessible through the Internet and cell phones or
other wireless devices, and itinerary information is downloadable to a
calendar program such as Microsoft Outlook. The Web site, which is available
in 13 languages, also offers passport and visa information, a currency
converter, a worldwide travel warning section, a list of essential phone
numbers for travelers and a frequently asked questions section.
"We are certainly proud of the recognition that Virtually There has
received for its value to the business traveler," continued Stow. "In
developing the Web site, our goal was to provide an added value for agents to
provide their customers -- in essence, a personal travel assistant they know
is there no matter where they are in the world."
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
53,000 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, 53 car rental companies, nine
cruise lines, 36 railroads and 232 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.
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
SOURCE Sabre Travel Network