The corporate travel marketplace continues to rapidly adopt online technology because of its powerful tools that help companies significantly reduce costs. GetThere announces an enhanced hotel shopping path, marking the first milestone in a broad-reaching technology sharing initiative between GetThere and Travelocity.

This announcement makes GetThere the first traditional online corporate booking technology to begin offering its customers powerful corporate travel technology combined with the look and feel of a popular consumer shopping experience.

As the world's leading online corporate travel reservation technology, GetThere offers the most proven, comprehensive solution for helping corporations globally manage their travel online. In its collaboration with Travelocity, GetThere continues delivering enhancements to the online shopping experience for its corporate customers. These changes offer significant incentive to business travelers who frequently also book leisure travel online and appreciate the familiar look and feel of this experience.

"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 travelers," said Bev Heinritz, general manager of GetThere. "Our recent developments such as online voids, refunds and ticket exchange let travelers handle new kinds of bookings, and the enhanced look and feel available through our relationship with Travelocity gives travelers a shopping experience that most corporate tools will have a hard time matching."

GetThere's new hotel shopping path features an enhanced look and feel that offers more photographs and information in a very consumer-friendly approach. Some specific additions include:

- New hotel information - on-screen photographs and link to additional photos, more hotel address information, more informative hotel description, amenity icons

- Easier hotel sorting options by hotel name, distance, company-preferred, cost

- Enhancements for booking company-preferred property, such as ability to make special requests during booking, that are then sent to hotel

While GetThere customers will be the beneficiaries of the usability enhancements garnered from Travelocity, ultimately, the collaboration between GetThere, Travelocity Business(SM) and Travelocity will benefit each brand by delivering the current capabilities of each as well as future developments to all customer sets.