Sabre Virtually There Cited Among Top Sites for Business Travelers

25th Feb 2004

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 Nast Traveler.
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

“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.”


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