Online Booking Packages from GetThere & WorldTravel BTI

, a Sabre Company, the world`s leading provider of online corporate travel reservation systems, today announced an agreement with WorldTravel BTI, the nation`s third largest travel management company.
Under the agreement, GetThere`s DirectCorporate will be one of the preferred online booking options for WorldTravel BTI clients.

“WorldTravel and GetThere have worked together for years providing travel management technology and services to corporations. This agreement now formalizes that relationship and allows us as a team to help corporations control costs even better by using online technology, while providing the diverse services needed for corporations and their travelers,” said Dee Runyan, executive vice president, WorldTravel BTI.

“Online corporate travel has never been more visible, largely because many companies are already saving about 20 percent on trips that go through GetThere`s online booking system,” said Tony D`Astolfo
, vice president of sales at GetThere. “Corporate travel remains very complex, and this alliance allows companies to combine the industry`s leading corporate online system with comprehensive travel management services.”

Thousands of corporations, including more than half of the Fortune 200, currently use GetThere`s technology to allow employees to book travel online. GetThere`s system is fully customizable and designed specifically for corporate travel. It allows companies to influence use of travel policy and preferred suppliers to help achieve the lowest total cost for the corporation, and offers comprehensive data tracking and analysis. Using the unique GetThere Multi-Source Engine(TM), GetThere is able to access and integrate bookings from multiple sources rather than just a single Web site or global distribution system.

In addition to providing its online booking solution directly to corporations, GetThere offers its technology to corporations through all of the largest travel management firms.


offers its clients access to all available self-service reservations systems. GetThere has been one of the leading choices among WorldTravel`s clients. The WorldTravel and GetThere agreement now means this leading SSR service will continue to be considered for WorldTravel customers and at the best price.

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