ARC Announces General Availability of FareSight Air Travel Optimizing Tool

  ARC Announces General Availability of FareSight Air Travel Optimizing Tool

Release Follows Successful Beta Testing by Corporate Travel Managers

PR Newswire

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 8, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC announced today that it has
moved FareSight^™, the company's Web-based tool for corporate air travel
optimization, to general availability status. This release is the result of a
successful beta program, which involved more than a dozen corporate travel


FareSight accesses current and historic ARC data directly related to a travel
manager's particular organization, and provides an analysis of their company's
air travel patterns and spending. The tool also compares the company's average
ticket price for any origin and destination with the overall market.

"As a corporate travel manager,FareSight allows me to pinpoint travel policy
improvement opportunities bycomparing our advance purchase and exchange rates
to everyone traveling in the same markets as we are," said Rene Colyer,
corporate travel department manager at Exelis, Inc. and board of directors
member of the Corporate Travel Department Association (CTDA). "With FareSight,
I alsocan validate the cost savings of our corporate air contracts by
comparing our city pair airfares against the market average."

Corporate travel consultants and finance managers can harness FareSight's
power to monitor and adjust corporate air travel policies, audit and negotiate
airline ticket rates, and identify potential cost savings. FareSight can also
help corporate travel managers profile travellers' preferences based on actual
travel-- not just preference surveys or policy compliance.

"We are delighted to announce the release of FareSight based on the positive
outcome of our beta testing program," said Doug Mangold, ARC's managing
director of product management. "It was very gratifying to see the ease with
which corporate travel managers effectively leveraged FareSight during beta
testing, showing us that this is an intuitive product that provides an optimum
user experience. ARC is indebted to our corporate beta users and the CTDA for
allowing us to work with them to test FareSight. Their feedback was an
important part of our development process and this newly released version."

More FareSight information is located at

About ARC:

ARC powers the U.S.-based travel industry with premier business solutions,
travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools,
and powerful data analytics. In 2012, ARC settled $84 billion worth of carrier
ticket transactions for more than 9,400 travel agencies with 15,000 points of
sale. By providing world-class business services and products, ARC enables
participating agencies and 194 carriers to focus on what's important--
increasing their revenue. Established in 1984, ARC is headquartered in
Arlington, Va. For more information, please visit

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