General Electric Leverages GetThere’s Global Presence and Service
GE Renews Multi-Year, Global Contract with Leading Online Booking Tool
SOUTHLAKE, Texas – (March 9, 2011) – GetThere (http:www.getthere.com), the world’s leading travel and meetings management solution, announced the signing of a global, multi-year renewal with General Electric (GE). In addition to providing its industry-leading online travel booking tool for the GE corporate travel program, GetThere also brings its unmatched global presence and support in more than 40 countries to more than 75,000 travelers.
“GE is a valued customer of GetThere and we have a great history of working together to create a global travel program that increases adoption, consistency and savings. We look forward to continuing our partnership and helping GE travel and collaborate smarter,” said Suzanne Neufang, general manager of GetThere. “Our customers report remarkable results from global implementations. We’re seeing extremely high adoption rates and cost savings that are well above industry averages.”
Today, more and more multi-national companies are considering a global strategy for travel management in response to economic pressures, traveler security and the need to increase corporate travel policy compliance.
A global travel program drives efficiency, streamlines management and reporting, and creates an opportunity for deeper trust and understanding with partners. According to PhoCusWright, companies who implement a global travel program see a 10 – 25 percent savings on average within their travel program.
GetThere is the world’s leading online business travel and meetings management solution, surpassing $9 billion in annual bookings. GetThere’s proven technology and unparalleled global service infrastructure helps corporations collectively save millions in air, hotel, car, and rail costs. GetThere provides a user-friendly online booking experience for travelers of more than 2,000 companies, including a majority of multi-national Fortune 200 firms that deploy online booking. GetThere works with all major global distribution systems (GDS). Companies using GetThere and the Sabre GDS together can optimize efficiency and cost savings even more effectively across the entire travel procurement process. More information is available at http://www.getthere.com.
Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.
Edelman for GetThere