New York-based Ultramar Travel Management and GetThere, a Sabre Company, today announced an agreement that provides Ultramar Travel Management?fs small and medium sized clients, whose travel budgets represent up to $15 million in annual air spend, the ability to use private-label booking sites to make business trips online. Ultramar has also created a way for traveler profile information and booking activity to synchronize with all Ultramar travel management systems.
Ultramar developed its One Profile, One Place technology with GetThere to automatically synchronize online and offline travel systems after a traveler enters profile information through the online booking site. This capability ensures Ultramar?fs online systems, mid-office systems, and agents always have the most up-to-date traveler profile information. It also lets travelers manage their profile and book business trips from a single online source, rather than filling out additional forms or making extra calls to the agency.
Ultramar has launched its first GetThere / One Profile, One Place installation with BlackRock Financial in New York. BlackRock expects to manage the online portion of its $4 million annual air spend using the new technology.
?gUltramar chose to provide GetThere?fs online booking system because it is the most proven system in the industry, and because GetThere was the best possible partner to enable our unique synchronization process,?h said Peter Klebanow, president at Ultramar Travel. ?gWe have successfully integrated GetThere?fs technology with other systems and processes at Ultramar, allowing us to provide our clients with a new level of convenience and control.?h
?gManaging travel expenses in today?fs economy is just as critical for small and medium-sized businesses as it is for larger corporations,?h said Tony D?fAstolfo, vice president of sales at GetThere. ?gGetThere?fs DirectMidMarket offering enables Ultramar to provide its clients with online booking technology previously available only to large corporations. Now they can benefit from the cost savings and convenience that online booking provides.?h