Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE: TSG), today announced a strategic alliance with OracleMobile.com, a new subsidiary of Oracle Corp., to provide wireless users of Sabre Business Travel Solutions(TM), Travelocity.com and Sabre connected travel agencies, the ability to book travel via Web-enabled handheld devices. OracleMobile.com’s service is immediately available at http://www.oramobile.com/.
Sabre’s recently announced VirtuallyThere.com will also provide itinerary and traveler convenience features such as destination specials, shopping and local events to Sabre connected travelers with a mobile Internet connection as part of this alliance.
“Sabre, the world’s largest and most complete source for travel information, touches 60 million travelers each year though corporations, travel consultants, and online booking engines,” said William J. Hannigan, chief executive officer and president of Sabre Inc. “With this new full- service information portal, Sabre and OracleMobile.com will provide these travelers with a vast array of interactive travel services anytime, anywhere and with any device.”
Sabre was selected as a provider of travel information for OracleMobile.com, which was formed to focus on the rapidly emerging wireless Internet market. As a wireless portal offering consumers access to services from leading Internet content providers, OracleMobile.com(TM) is effectively mobilizing the Web. OracleMobile.com’s service is free of charge to consumers and supports wireless devices with Web or messaging capabilities.
“OracleMobile.com is opening up the Internet beyond the desktop,” said Denise Lahey, CEO of OracleMobile.com. “Sabre customers will be able to take advantage of this unprecedented convenience from Web-enabled handheld devices.”
Benefits to Today’s Mobile Traveler
With OracleMobile.com and Sabre, travelers will have mobile access to their itinerary, receive notification of flight cancellations, adjust their travel reservations and be able to identify an ideal restaurant or shopping area-all from their wireless device. Through this alliance, Sabre connected travelers will have a flexible new entree to more than 440 airlines, more than 45,000 hotel properties, more than 50 car rental companies, plus hundreds of other travel-related suppliers.