Travelocity,with its industry-leading features, is now available to more than 60 percentof the U.S. wireless Internet market, making it the most accessible travelWeb site for mobile commerce subscribers.
With more wireless travel tools than any other provider, Travelocity hasbuilt a strong list of partners, including Cingular (the joint venture betweenthe wireless units of SBC and BellSouth), Sprint PCS, AT&T Wireless Services,Nextel Communications, OmniSky and Palm. Together, these services have morethan 55 million subscribers.
“Travelocity has been the leader in the emerging mobile travel industrysince we launched Flight Paging in 1997,” said Terrell B. Jones, president andchief executive officer of Travelocity. “According to analysts, the Internet-enabled cell phone industry is expected to account for 20 percent ofe-commerce transactions by 2004. Travelocity is poised to take advantage ofthis growth by continuing to strengthen its strategic partnerships and toprovide leading-edge technology.”
Travelocity`s mobile partners currently carry the company`s full array ofinnovative travel features, including wireless hotel booking and flightbooking and rebooking.
Launched this month, the wireless hotel booking feature allows Travelocitymembers to choose a hotel and book a room all in a few simple steps. Membershave access to more than 49,000 hotel properties including Travelocity`s ValueRates, discounted hotel rates in the most popular travel destinations, such asNew York, Las Vegas and Orlando.
Likewise, the industry-first wireless flight booking tool enables membersto book domestic flights for more than 95 percent of all airline seats sold.Rescheduling an existing flight to an earlier or later time is also availablethrough Travelocity`s wireless rebooking tool, called “Change Itinerary.”
In addition to its wireless booking capabilities, Travelocity members alsocan review existing flight itineraries, check flight status on 60 airlines,review flight schedules for all major airlines and view the weather in allmajor U.S. cities.
“Travelocity provides the best tools on-the-go consumers need to stay ontop of their travel plans. And we will soon launch more, including wirelesscar rental booking in January,” Jones said.