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Travelocity.com Records $9 Million in Sales in a Week

The SABRE Group in Fort Worth, said that its Travelocity.com site recorded more than $9 million in sales for the week ending Jan. 10.

Online revenue in 1998 for The SABRE Group's consumer-direct products, including Travelocity.com, was $285 million, more than double that of the previous year, the company said.

"We believe our 1998 revenue is evidence of our leadership position in the online travel arena," said Terry Jones, chief information officer of The SABRE Group.

The company said its achievements in 1998 included:

  • Shop Safe Guarantee--an added assurance against unauthorized credit card usage.
  • A site redesign, adding features developed to speed the flight booking process and provide an improved hotel database, giving members access to reviews, amenities, maps and photos.
  • An express buy feature whereby customers purchase airline tickets with just three clicks of the mouse.

Travelocity.com provides reservations capabilities for more than 420 airlines, more than 40,000 hotels, and more than 50 car rental companies. The site has registered more than 5 million members and logs more than 55 million page views per month.