Bahrain Interational Travel Extends Contract With Sabre Travel Network Middle East

Sabre Travel Network Middle East and Bahrain International Travel (BIT) announced today the signing of a multi-year extension to the companies' current exclusive contract. This renewal reaffirms the agency's preference for the Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS) and strengthens a long-term partnership between one of Bahrain's leading travel agencies and the world's leading GDS.

The renewal agreement means that BIT will continue to benefit from Sabre's enhanced technology services, bookable travel products and distribution services. BIT's travel consultants are already using the MySabre web-based booking tool, which combines traditional products bookable in the Sabre system, such as airlines, car hire, hotels, cruise and rail, with content from the Internet and third-party suppliers.

“BIT has been working with Sabre for several years to ensure enhanced access to travel products demanded by the diverse customer segments we serve across our leisure and corporate business. The extension of our contract enables us to further enhance our partnership with a technology and content provider whose products and services fit perfectly with our growth strategy,” said Paul Clabburn, Bahrain International Travel' general manager.

This is the latest of contacts Sabre has signed in the region. Other contracts include Kanoo Travel, Al Bader Travel and Tourism, Al Dar Travel, Al Darwish, Al Hidaya Travel, Delmon and National Travel.

"Our partnership with such key players in the industry confirms that our customers truly see us as the most efficient global marketplace for the buying and selling of travel,” said Daniel Naoumovitch, Sabre Travel Network Middle East's chief executive officer.

About Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to the world's leading global distribution system (GDS). The Sabre GDS is a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects suppliers, including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 50,000 travel agency locations. Suppliers get access through one single connection; travel agents get real time access to thousands of travel products from multiple suppliers through one source integrated into their businesses; consumers get access to a global supermarket of the world's greatest travel possibilities.

Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include Get There, the leading Web-based corporate travel reservation technology, and Jurni Network, the unique leisure travel agency consortium that enables members to sell more products from preferred travel suppliers using sophisticated market intelligence.

Sabre Travel Network works closely with sister company Sabre Airline Solutions, the world's largest provider of products to help airlines market themselves, sell their products, serve their customers and operate more effectively, from planning to execution. The combined portfolio of marketing, sales, distribution, operational and decision-support technology is unique, and of huge value to airlines all over the world.

Sabre Holdings (NYSE: TSG) connects people with the world's greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.

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Alison Jones
Marketing Manager
Sabre Travel Network Middle East
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