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Worktopia Gains Momentum

October 30, 2006 By: Joe Pike Travel Agent

Online service for corporate planners partners with Sabre and Travelocity

Worktopia Inc. recently announced that it had reached an agreement with Sabre Travel Network to be the first GDS-based direct booking engine to enable live booking of meeting space in hotels and conference centers.

The service, which goes live next month, will empower more
than 6,000 North American Sabre-connected agencies with a new opportunity to
serve the corporate meeting market.

With the debut of Worktopia on MySabre, Sabre-connected
agents gain the capability to easily search, compare and book meeting
facilities within hotels and conference centers and then complete the meeting
arrangements with air, hotel rooms, car and travel extras completely online,
without the need for Requests for Proposals, phone tag or delay.

The Worktopia booking engine allows Sabre agents and meeting
planners to enter specific meeting requirements—from location, room types and
sizes and configurations to audiovisual and catering needs.

The engine then checks availability, displays matching
solutions, provides "apples to apples" pricing proposals, and then
allows for online booking of the meeting space. Worktopia's engine, the first
and only live booking service for meeting facilities, directly accesses meeting
room reservation systems data of more than 2,000 hotels and meeting centers.

Participating properties can choose between an annual
marketing subscription and a pay-for-performance commission agreement. Either
way, agents earn booking fees from Worktopia on meeting room bookings and
continue to earn commissions on the room nights from the hotels.

Also, Worktopia recently announced that Travelocity Partner
Network, which is part of Travelocity, is providing a hotel room option to
Worktopia's instant meeting space booking services.

By integrating with Travelocity's extensive database of
travel information and reservation services, Worktopia users can now also book
hotel rooms either in the same venue as the meeting space or in other hotels

Worktopia offers planners real-time access to over 5,000
meeting rooms in 1,000 locations through its proprietary automated portal.

There is no special training or certification requirement to
use Worktopia, and the service is free to end-users and site visitors.

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