Business Travelers Vote Travelocity Top Travel Planning Site

Travelocity.com Inc. (Nasdaq: TVLY), the most popular travel site on the Web, ranks as the No. 1 site for business travelers booking travel, as well as the best Internet resource for booking hotels and flights for the third time in four years, according to a survey of Business Traveler magazine readers.
Travelocity.com
provides members with instant access to the site`s powerful business travel features, in addition to tools tailored to make planning and booking business travel easier.

“In today`s environment, small to mid-sized businesses view Travelocity.com as an ideal travel solution for booking unmanaged travel, giving them both convenience and control while helping them stretch their travel budgets,” said Terrell B. Jones
, president and chief executive officer of Travelocity.com. “Travelocity.com`s business travel features offer easy, one-stop access to a variety of useful features geared to the needs of today`s on-the-go business traveler.”

A partner since 2000, Nextel Communications Inc. offers Travelocity.com access to millions of potential business travelers, as the wireless providers` customer base is primarily business focused.


“Features on Travelocity.com`s wireless Internet site, such as Flight Status and booking hotels and rental cars, have made Travelocity.com a valuable, easy-to-use travel resource to many of Nextel`s business customers,” said Tim Dunne, vice president of business development for Nextel, the country`s number one wireless data service provider, according to a recent report by Cahner`s In-Stat Group.


In addition to the industry-leading features and services found on the main site, Travelocity.com`s business travel tools include My Messaging, Fare Watcher E-mail, Seat Locator and Travel Manager.

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“Online travel sites such as Travelocity.com serve as a great tool for small businesses to plan and control their own travel,” said Katherine Murray of the National Federation of Independent Business. “Booking online also helps control costs and allows the unmanaged traveler to have more flexibility while on the road.” 

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