SOURCE: Travelocity

November 08, 2007 20:01 ET

Holiday Travel Deals May Be Hard to Come by This Year -- Online Airfare Tracking Tools Could Help

Travelocity's FareWatcher Plus(SM) Tracks Airfare Drops to Favorite Destinations

SOUTHLAKE, TX--(Marketwire - November 8, 2007) -

News Facts

-- FareWatcher Plus(SM) is a free, personalized service that automatically tracks the best round-trip airfares to up to 10 selected destinations and sends e-mail alerts to subscribers when prices change.

-- The expanded service now gives travelers the flexibility to simultaneously monitor roundtrip airfares from ten city pairs and provides links to low price package deals to their chosen destinations.

-- Pricing data from Travelocity's parent company Sabre Holdings shows that in 2007 on average 369,492 domestic fares change daily, an increase of approximately 15 percent year-over-year, making this tool more relevant to consumers than ever before during the busy holiday travel season.

How FareWatcher Plus(SM) Works

-- After a short sign-up process, subscribers decide which cities to track, for how long and whether they want to be notified of changes to those airfares via e-mail.

-- FareWatcher Plus(SM) is integrated into the subscriber's Travelocity account so destination information is displayed on their personalized Travelocity homepage.

-- Unlike similar services offered by competitors, the service does not require any downloads as alerts are sent via e-mail.

-- FareWatcher Plus(SM) provides an unparalleled search capability that allows subscribers to find low price travel packages by interest.

-- Users can select up to ten themes -- family, romance, sun and beach, luxury, adventure, casino, ski, arts and culture, all-inclusive and urban -- and FareWatcher Plus(SM) recommends the top travel packages for each.

-- As customers explore by theme, they will be given a wide range of editor's picks in destinations ranging from Orlando, Las Vegas and Hawaii to Costa Rica, Chicago, and Williamsburg, Va.


Attributed to Jeffrey Glueck, chief marketing officer Travelocity

-- "Airline prices change by the second, and we understand how difficult it can be to find the trip you want at the price you want."

-- "It's impossible for travelers to dedicate time every day to search for the right price on airfare. With FareWatcher Plus(SM) we are making it easier for them to find the trip they want at the price they want. For example, in the Dallas to Boston market this year we have tracked fare drops of more than $40 on 28 different days -- the most we've seen in 2007."

About Travelocity

Travelocity® is committed to being the traveler's champion -- before, during and after the trip -- and provides the most comprehensive and pro-active guarantee in the industry -- see for details. This customer-driven focus, backed by 24/7 live phone support, great prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity the sixth largest travel agency -- booking $10.1 billion in travel worldwide in 2006. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also owns and operates Travelocity Business® for corporate travelers,, a leader in European online travel and ZUJI, a leader in Asia-Pacific online travel. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation, a world leader in travel commerce.


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