GetThere today unveiled an improved hotel shopping process as the first milestone in a broad-reaching technology sharing initiative with online leisure travel agency Travelocity.ÊGetThere’s new hotel shopping process offers more photographs and information in a very consumer-friendly approach.Ê Some specific additions include:
* New hotel information, with photographs, more hotel address information, more informative hotel descriptions, and amenity icons
* Ability to sort available hotels by name, distance from a specified point, preferred chains, and cost
*ÊÊEnhancements for booking company-preferred property, such as the ability to make special requests during the booking process
The move makes GetThere the first traditional online corporate booking product to offer its customers powerful corporate travel technology, combined with the look and feel of a popular leisure travel website.Ê
“We already offer companies the leading technology for controlling travel costs, and we are heavily focused on delivering advancements that make the online corporate booking system the ultimate tool for travellers,” said Floyd Widener, European vice president of GetThere and corporate travel at Sabre Travel Network.Ê “The enhanced look and feel available through our relationship with Travelocity gives travellers a shopping experience that most corporate tools will have a hard time matching.”
Widener said Travelocity and GetThere would continue to share technology, benefiting the customers of both online booking tools.