GetThere, Worktopia Combine on Small Meeting Booking Engine

| March 20, 2008

GetThere, an online corporate travel procurement solution, announces an agreement with Worktopia, Inc. to offer business travelers the ability to search, compare and book meeting space online from GetThere's home page.

Worktopia's online shopping capabilities for booking meeting space give meeting planners and administrative assistants a new tool to competitively price and track simple meeting expenditures.

Worktopia offers online small meeting procurement solutions in hotels, conference centers, business centers and airport lounges throughout North America. Through Worktopia's technology, GetThere users can book meeting space, audio visual equipment and catering for simple meetings of up to 100 participants in a single online session.

Worktopia provides live, comparable quotes based on specific meeting requirements, allowing planners to book space in venues in more than 150 U.S. cities without having to wait for e-mailed RFP responses. Users can shop and book space in as little as three minutes, making the solution ideal for both long-range and last-minute bookings. 

As part of this new capability, participants can also elect to source group room-nights for meeting participants through HelmsBriscoe, which established its relationship with GetThere in 2006. HelmsBriscoe offers special rates, promotions, concessions and availability with virtually every major hotel chain and most independent properties. 

With HelmsBriscoe and Worktopia working in concert, corporate meeting planners and travel agencies using GetThere can automate the processes of planning, researching, buying, and managing meetings in one corporate travel reservation platform.

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