GetThere Launches Ground Booking Tool with Preferred Discount Rates
GetThere Ground Preferred Network Provides Exclusive Cost Savings in Ground Transportation Spend
SOUTHLAKE, Texas – April 11, 2011 –GetThere (http://www.getthere.com), the world’s leading travel and meetings management solution, is expanding its ground services with the GetThere Ground Preferred Network. The new service, launching this week and offered free of charge, will allow travelers to book ground transportation services for discounted rates exclusively offered to GetThere customers.
GetThere customers will be able to book ground transportation services all over the world including chauffeured and black car services, buses, limousines and shuttle services. Suppliers offered in the initial launch include Carey, Dav El, Empire CLS, International Limos, Super Shuttle, TriStar Worldwide, and Wynne Limo among others.
“Some GetThere customers do not negotiate their own agreements with ground transportation suppliers, yet this is an area where they can see significant savings,” said Suzanne Neufang, general manager of GetThere. “Our preferred network lets customers enjoy the cost savings of a managed ground transportation program and is easy for our customers to implement and use.”
GetThere customers without a managed ground program will realize an 8 to 10 percent savings by moving to GetThere’s Ground Preferred Network. In addition to cost savings, GetThere Ground Preferred Network helps corporations manage and track their ground costs because the reservations are made directly through the GetThere online booking tool. This gives corporate travel managers better insight into the total cost of a trip and helps ensure that employees are traveling within the corporate travel policy and preferences.
GetThere Preferred Ground Network allows travelers to view, compare and book ground services from multiple vendors and various modes of transport on one screen. Content is not biased and is presented based on lowest to highest price.
GetThere Ground Preferred Network:
- Increases employee satisfaction by providing more options, choices and flexibility when scheduling ground services
- Provides one stop-shopping to book limos, sedans, and even shuttles with a corporate credit card, with no cash needed from the traveler
- Allows travelers to book ground in real-time
- Helps corporations monitor, manage and reduce travel spend
- Increases adoption of the GetThere online booking tool
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 and travel arrangers at thousands of companies in more than 75 countries, 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.
Meredith McKee, Edelman for GetThere