GetThere Executive Named as One of Computerworld's Top 100 IT Managers

Selection of Jeanne Gonda Reflects GetThere's Strength in Operational

Excellence and Technology Leadership



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from GetThere LP

    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- GetThere, a Sabre company,
 the leading provider of Internet-based business-to-business travel procurement
 systems, today announced that Jeanne Gonda, director of information systems at
 GetThere, was named as one of Computerworld's "Premier 100 IT Leaders" in its
 March issue.
     Recipients were selected based on responses to an in-depth survey covering
 topics ranging from mentoring programs to leadership style.  Several essay
 questions probed issues such as recommending and implementing change,
 influencing direction and inspiring staff, as well as communications
 techniques.
     Since starting at GetThere nearly three years ago, Gonda has been integral
 to the technical coordination involved with international expansion, three
 acquisitions, and several office moves.  She drove a successful Y2K compliance
 program, a company-wide network and telecommunications redesign, server and
 email conversions, and implemented a new CRM system.  Gonda's current focus is
 on mirroring the IS organization and functions in the Menlo Park headquarters
 at remote sites worldwide.
     "We're proud that Jeanne has been recognized within the industry for the
 expertise and leadership that she has brought to GetThere," said Eric Sirkin,
 senior vice president of engineering at GetThere.  "She is a perfect example
 of GetThere's total commitment to operational excellence and technology
 leadership."
     Growing her organization from a staff of one to twelve, Gonda's leadership
 is based on a core belief that continual employee development and open
 communications fosters innovative ideas and creative problem solving skills.
 In an industry where high turnover is considered standard, Gonda has retained
 all of the employees that she has hired.
     "The tremendous pace of change in today's technology environment makes IT
 leadership an elusive quality to pin down," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in
 chief at Computerworld.  "Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders understand
 business needs, take calculated risks and lead their organization through
 innovation."
     The complete list of Premier 100 IT Leaders can be found in the
 March 26, 2001 issue of Computerworld and online at www.computerworld.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.
 
 

SOURCE GetThere LP
    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- GetThere, a Sabre company,
 the leading provider of Internet-based business-to-business travel procurement
 systems, today announced that Jeanne Gonda, director of information systems at
 GetThere, was named as one of Computerworld's "Premier 100 IT Leaders" in its
 March issue.
     Recipients were selected based on responses to an in-depth survey covering
 topics ranging from mentoring programs to leadership style.  Several essay
 questions probed issues such as recommending and implementing change,
 influencing direction and inspiring staff, as well as communications
 techniques.
     Since starting at GetThere nearly three years ago, Gonda has been integral
 to the technical coordination involved with international expansion, three
 acquisitions, and several office moves.  She drove a successful Y2K compliance
 program, a company-wide network and telecommunications redesign, server and
 email conversions, and implemented a new CRM system.  Gonda's current focus is
 on mirroring the IS organization and functions in the Menlo Park headquarters
 at remote sites worldwide.
     "We're proud that Jeanne has been recognized within the industry for the
 expertise and leadership that she has brought to GetThere," said Eric Sirkin,
 senior vice president of engineering at GetThere.  "She is a perfect example
 of GetThere's total commitment to operational excellence and technology
 leadership."
     Growing her organization from a staff of one to twelve, Gonda's leadership
 is based on a core belief that continual employee development and open
 communications fosters innovative ideas and creative problem solving skills.
 In an industry where high turnover is considered standard, Gonda has retained
 all of the employees that she has hired.
     "The tremendous pace of change in today's technology environment makes IT
 leadership an elusive quality to pin down," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in
 chief at Computerworld.  "Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders understand
 business needs, take calculated risks and lead their organization through
 innovation."
     The complete list of Premier 100 IT Leaders can be found in the
 March 26, 2001 issue of Computerworld and online at www.computerworld.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.
 
 SOURCE  GetThere LP