GetThere

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GetThere, Inc.
Corporation (subsidiary)
IndustryOnline Corporate Travel
Founded1995
HeadquartersSouthlake, Texas
Key people
Wade Jones, Executive Vice President & President, Sabre Travel Network
Number of employees
300 (2015)
Websitegetthere.com

GetThere is a corporate travel reservation system that is owned by Sabre Corporation. GetThere first started in 1995 as a web-based booking tool named Internet Travel Network (itn.net) founded by Dan Whaley, Al Whaley and Bruce Yoxsimer, and was acquired by Sabre in August 2000 for $757 million.[1] Following the acquisition, GetThere merged with the Sabre Business Travel Solutions system. It is now a part of Sabre Travel Network. The first airline reservation (SFO-LAS) ever made over the World Wide Web was made on June 5, 1995 through an ITN server in Palo Alto, CA.

Current Status[edit]

Thousands of companies in 95 countries use GetThere. In 2012, GetThere managed $9.6 billion in online corporate spend. Each month, 5 million unique users visit GetThere to shop and book a business trip or meeting.

GetThere has SaaS-based architecture and is a global tool available in 16 languages. GetThere offers more than 3,000 configurable site options.

GetThere serves thousands of large multinational and mid-size corporations. From 2000-2016, a GetThere customer was recognized with one of the Business Travel News Travel Manager of the Year or Best Practitioner awards.

In 2012, GetThere announced two new lines of business: Global Specialty Services, which includes benchmarking for corporate travel and procurement programs, and Sabre Virtual Meetings, a global reservation system for booking and scheduling public and corporate-owned high-definition video conferencing rooms.

Products[edit]

GetThere's on-demand software as a service (SaaS) solutions[buzzword] include:

  • GetThere: web and mobile solutions[buzzword] for corporate travel management. It includes corporate travel booking and reporting.
  • GetThere Mobile for smartphones: mobile web application to check itinerary, book hotels, and book airfare.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meehan, Michael (29 August 2000). "Sabre buys GetThere for $757 million, announces layoffs". Computerworld. Retrieved 15 May 2011.