GetThere has achieved the milestone of 10 million bookings made by corporations using its system in 2006. (2/8/2007)
Combining air, car, hotel and rail reservations, the value of bookings made by business travelers using GetThere online corporate travel reservation technology surpassed $8.1 billion in 2006.
GetThere estimates that corporations using GetThere for online bookings saved approximately $600 million in airfare in 2006. The figure is based on the last year’s Benchmark Survey as per which GetThere clients reported an average savings of 14 percent on air tickets.
The company also shared that it is in the final stages of its Enhanced Design initiative, integrating the displays and leisure look and feel of Travelocity into the GetThere system.
The company issued 10 major releases in 2006, highlighted by an easy-to-read matrix for air shopping and a new graphical interface that mimics leisure sites that travelers are used to. More than 50 percent of GetThere clients have switched to the new interface, with 61 percent reporting that the leisure-like enhancements have contributed to increased use of the GetThere system in their respective companies.
GetThere enables global corporations and government agencies to provide a convenient way for employees to book travel and plan meetings online while significantly reducing costs.