Combining two leading players in the world of corporate travel technology and services, GetThere, a Sabre company, and Rosenbluth International announced today an agreement to make GetThere DirectCorporate the preferred online travel reservation technology for Rosenbluth`s corporate clients. GetThere and Rosenbluth have collaborated to serve many joint corporate customers. With this agreement, the companies are now poised to offer even more tightly integrated offerings to help corporations and their employees reap the cost-saving benefits of online travel.
GetThere, the leading provider of online corporate travel reservation systems, serves more than 900 large corporate customers, and has helped many achieve savings in excess of 20 percent on travel reservations. Rosenbluth is one of the nation`s top travel management services providers with more than 2000 corporate clients. The agreement positions GetThere to be the online technology for an even broader base of large corporations, and enables Rosenbluth to offer new online services to its corporate customers and capture additional market share by leveraging a more comprehensive online offering.
“Both Rosenbluth and GetThere have been highly successful in driving change in the travel industry. This agreement marks a milestone for our companies,” said Gadi Maier, president and CEO of GetThere. “Online technology is proving to be a significant part of corporate travel. The combination of GetThere and Rosenbluth can ensure that the technology is deployed to deliver maximum savings to corporations.”
“Online technology has reached a new level of maturity, and GetThere has established itself as a market leader in online solutions, enabling companies to save millions of dollars a year on travel costs. By coupling GetThere DirectCorporate with our comprehensive services, we believe our corporate customers will be able to fully capitalize on the value of online technology,” said Hal Rosenbluth, chairman and CEO of Rosenbluth International.
While partnering with their mutual clients to gain success with GetThere DirectCorporate, another specific area that Rosenbluth and GetThere have a shared vision is integrating Rosenbluth`s DACODA (Discount Analysis Containing Optimal Decision Algorithms) into GetThere`s powerful preferencing capabilities.
GetThere DirectCorporate is a hosted application that is utilized by corporations to provide their employees with a convenient way to make travel reservations via the company Intranet. It allows corporate travelers to make reservations anytime, anywhere, while reducing the cost to the corporation by securing lower ticket prices and ensuring that the traveler uses preferred suppliers and adheres to corporate travel policy. According to a recent survey of GetThere customers, corporations save an average of 20 percent when employees make travel reservations online, resulting in millions of dollars per year in savings at many corporations. The GetThere DirectCorporate system also stores travel information that can be accessed by corporate travel managers through a Web-based tool to analyze current and historical travel activity for both online and agency-generated reservations.
GetThere DirectCorporate integrates fully with travel agencies and all major global distribution systems, including Amadeus, Apollo, Galileo, Sabre and Worldspan.