GetThere and TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions Team to Provide Web Booking Systems To Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

Helps Businesses Gain Control of Rising Travel Costs



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from GetThere LP

    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 GetThere, a Sabre company, the leading provider of Internet-based
 business-to-business travel procurement systems, today announced that
 TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions will utilize GetThere DirectMidMarket to deliver
 Web-based corporate travel services to small and mid-sized businesses.
 TQ3 Maritz will offer these companies online booking capabilities that were
 previously available only to large corporations, including automated policy
 management, negotiated supplier contract loading, and reporting.  The GetThere
 system enables small and mid-size companies to quickly gain the cost-saving
 capabilities of an online managed travel system with low set-up costs.
     Using GetThere DirectMidMarket, TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions will manage an
 Internet portal site with sub-sites for multiple business customers.  After a
 company signs up with TQ3 Maritz for the online booking capability, they will
 be given a Web site that is private to their employees, and customized with
 their policy and supplier preferences.  The company's site has its own look
 and feel, and provides employees with an easy-to-use interface for making air,
 car and hotel reservations.  The site contains a wide range of services
 designed for the business traveler.  The company also will be able to review
 travel statistics and a variety of graphical reports to assist them in
 managing their travel costs
     "With rising travel costs and a tough economy, large corporations are
 beginning to realize the benefits of online technology to manage travel.
 Combining the GetThere DirectMidMarket online offering with our comprehensive
 suite of travel management services gives smaller and medium-sized businesses
 a cost-effective way to gain access to technology that was almost exclusively
 available to the world's largest corporations," said Kathie Lia, director of
 technology marketing at TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions.
     "Whether a company spends $500,000, $5 million or $500 million per year on
 travel, there is tremendous potential to minimize transaction processing costs
 while also influencing adherence to travel policy and leveraging negotiated
 supplier rates," added Mike Tenholder, vice president of alternative
 distribution at TQ3 Maritz.
     "Small and mid-size companies represent the majority of the business
 world, and deal with many of the same travel management issues as large
 corporations, yet they have been largely on their own when it comes to online
 travel," said Jeff Palmer, chief operating officer at GetThere.
 "GetThere DirectMidMarket delivers proven online corporate travel technology
 to these businesses.  When businesses access this technology through a
 GetThere distributor like TQ3 Maritz they gain a comprehensive set of online
 and offline travel management services packaged with our proven technology."
     GetThere DirectMidMarket is currently being deployed by many of the
 world's leading travel agencies.  For more information on
 GetThere DirectMidMarket, visit:
 http://www.getthere.com/products_services/products/dir_midmarket.html .
 
     GetThere's Unique SuperSite
     GetThere DirectMidMarket is enabled by the company's SuperSite(TM)
 capability.  GetThere SuperSite allows distributors, such as agencies and
 suppliers, to manage one central travel booking system that contains multiple
 sub-sites for corporate clients.  The sub-sites are customized to support the
 different requirements of individual business customers, including global
 distribution systems (GDS), travel policies, administrative functions, and
 air, car and hotel contracts.  It provides airline and travel agency partners
 with a single management platform with consolidated information and reporting
 for all of the sub sites.  GetThere's SuperSite capability is also being
 deployed by several multinational corporations that have created sub-sites for
 different divisions, subsidiaries and regional offices.
 
     About TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions
     TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions, formerly Maritz Corporate Travel, is co-owner
 of the $9 billion global travel company, TQ3 Travel Solutions.  With
 12,700 business travel professionals servicing 1,300 locations in 53 countries
 around the world, TQ3 Travel Solutions is one of the world's leading travel
 companies known for providing multi-national clients with the industry's
 highest quality service in global travel management.  Maritz Travel Company,
 which encompasses TQ3 Maritz, as well as Business Meetings, Incentive Groups
 and Meetings Consolidation, is the largest division of Maritz Inc., a
 $2.3 billion, privately held corporation specializing in performance
 improvement, travel and marketing research services worldwide.  More
 information on the company is available at www.maritz.com.
 
     About GetThere
     GetThere, a Sabre company, operates the world's largest Internet
 marketplace focused on business-to-business travel.  GetThere's systems are
 used to provide Web-based travel procurement including air, hotel, car and
 meeting planning to employees at leading corporations such as Boeing,
 Charles Schwab, Chevron, Cisco, Dell, General Electric and Lucent.  GetThere
 also powers Web-based travel booking for leading airlines, including Alitalia,
 All Nippon Airways, America West, British Airways, National Airlines,
 Northwest Airlines, TWA, United Airlines and US Airways.
     GetThere LP is wholly owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:   TSG), the
 leading provider of technology, distribution and marketing services for the
 travel industry.  More information on Sabre can be found at www.sabre.com.
 Additional information about GetThere can be found on the Web at
 www.GetThere.com.
 
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    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 GetThere, a Sabre company, the leading provider of Internet-based
 business-to-business travel procurement systems, today announced that
 TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions will utilize GetThere DirectMidMarket to deliver
 Web-based corporate travel services to small and mid-sized businesses.
 TQ3 Maritz will offer these companies online booking capabilities that were
 previously available only to large corporations, including automated policy
 management, negotiated supplier contract loading, and reporting.  The GetThere
 system enables small and mid-size companies to quickly gain the cost-saving
 capabilities of an online managed travel system with low set-up costs.
     Using GetThere DirectMidMarket, TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions will manage an
 Internet portal site with sub-sites for multiple business customers.  After a
 company signs up with TQ3 Maritz for the online booking capability, they will
 be given a Web site that is private to their employees, and customized with
 their policy and supplier preferences.  The company's site has its own look
 and feel, and provides employees with an easy-to-use interface for making air,
 car and hotel reservations.  The site contains a wide range of services
 designed for the business traveler.  The company also will be able to review
 travel statistics and a variety of graphical reports to assist them in
 managing their travel costs
     "With rising travel costs and a tough economy, large corporations are
 beginning to realize the benefits of online technology to manage travel.
 Combining the GetThere DirectMidMarket online offering with our comprehensive
 suite of travel management services gives smaller and medium-sized businesses
 a cost-effective way to gain access to technology that was almost exclusively
 available to the world's largest corporations," said Kathie Lia, director of
 technology marketing at TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions.
     "Whether a company spends $500,000, $5 million or $500 million per year on
 travel, there is tremendous potential to minimize transaction processing costs
 while also influencing adherence to travel policy and leveraging negotiated
 supplier rates," added Mike Tenholder, vice president of alternative
 distribution at TQ3 Maritz.
     "Small and mid-size companies represent the majority of the business
 world, and deal with many of the same travel management issues as large
 corporations, yet they have been largely on their own when it comes to online
 travel," said Jeff Palmer, chief operating officer at GetThere.
 "GetThere DirectMidMarket delivers proven online corporate travel technology
 to these businesses.  When businesses access this technology through a
 GetThere distributor like TQ3 Maritz they gain a comprehensive set of online
 and offline travel management services packaged with our proven technology."
     GetThere DirectMidMarket is currently being deployed by many of the
 world's leading travel agencies.  For more information on
 GetThere DirectMidMarket, visit:
 http://www.getthere.com/products_services/products/dir_midmarket.html .
 
     GetThere's Unique SuperSite
     GetThere DirectMidMarket is enabled by the company's SuperSite(TM)
 capability.  GetThere SuperSite allows distributors, such as agencies and
 suppliers, to manage one central travel booking system that contains multiple
 sub-sites for corporate clients.  The sub-sites are customized to support the
 different requirements of individual business customers, including global
 distribution systems (GDS), travel policies, administrative functions, and
 air, car and hotel contracts.  It provides airline and travel agency partners
 with a single management platform with consolidated information and reporting
 for all of the sub sites.  GetThere's SuperSite capability is also being
 deployed by several multinational corporations that have created sub-sites for
 different divisions, subsidiaries and regional offices.
 
     About TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions
     TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions, formerly Maritz Corporate Travel, is co-owner
 of the $9 billion global travel company, TQ3 Travel Solutions.  With
 12,700 business travel professionals servicing 1,300 locations in 53 countries
 around the world, TQ3 Travel Solutions is one of the world's leading travel
 companies known for providing multi-national clients with the industry's
 highest quality service in global travel management.  Maritz Travel Company,
 which encompasses TQ3 Maritz, as well as Business Meetings, Incentive Groups
 and Meetings Consolidation, is the largest division of Maritz Inc., a
 $2.3 billion, privately held corporation specializing in performance
 improvement, travel and marketing research services worldwide.  More
 information on the company is available at www.maritz.com.
 
     About GetThere
     GetThere, a Sabre company, operates the world's largest Internet
 marketplace focused on business-to-business travel.  GetThere's systems are
 used to provide Web-based travel procurement including air, hotel, car and
 meeting planning to employees at leading corporations such as Boeing,
 Charles Schwab, Chevron, Cisco, Dell, General Electric and Lucent.  GetThere
 also powers Web-based travel booking for leading airlines, including Alitalia,
 All Nippon Airways, America West, British Airways, National Airlines,
 Northwest Airlines, TWA, United Airlines and US Airways.
     GetThere LP is wholly owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:   TSG), the
 leading provider of technology, distribution and marketing services for the
 travel industry.  More information on Sabre can be found at www.sabre.com.
 Additional information about GetThere can be found on the Web at
 www.GetThere.com.
 
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