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Colwick Travel Corporation Announces Participation in Sabre’s Full Content Program; Corporate Travel Agency Champions Efficient Access Solution as Way to Counter Inefficiencies and Costs From Fragmentation

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 21, 2006–Access to full travel content via Global Distribution Systems (GDS) is vital to the success and market viability of travel agents and travel management companies (TMC). This is a top reason Colwick Travel Corporation announced today its participation in Sabre’s Efficient Access Solution, recently launched by Sabre Travel Network to ensure participating agencies full content and protection from airline-imposed service fees. Colwick Travel, a large, Dallas-based full-service TMC, opted in to the Efficient Access Solution to ensure that it gets the fares and schedules its agents need to serve all their customers and to avoid fragmentation of airline information that leads to inefficiencies and greater costs for both TMCs and the corporations they serve.

“To succeed in the marketplace as a corporate-focused travel agency, we must be able to eliminate the inefficiencies and costs of searching multiple sources for the booking information our clients need,” said Gregory Stewart, Colwick Travel Director of Operations. “And our clients benefit from the ability to book their travel through a single, aggregated source as well. It makes it easier for them to enforce corporate travel policies, reduces time corporate travelers spend booking travel, and, in light of the recent terrorist attempts, it becomes especially important for corporations to be able to easily locate employees in times of crisis events.”

Colwick Travel credits Sabre with being a long-time travel agency advocate and leading the travel industry towards a reasonable approach for all parties involved in travel distribution.

“Sabre has been at the forefront of balancing the interests of the travel agency community and the airlines’ need for cost containment,” said Stewart. “The Efficient Access Solution gives the best protections to travel agencies and is the right solution for Colwick Travel and our clients.”

Furthermore, Colwick Travel believes in the strength of the GDS as an important booking tool and is appealing to all agencies to participate in full content programs like Sabre’s Efficient Access Solution.

“We urge every travel agency to carefully weigh the benefits of these programs,” said Stewart. “We fully believe opting in to Sabre’s Efficient Access Solution gives agencies the best possible service fee protections and content access available to meet and exceed client expectations while managing costs.”

About Colwick Travel Corporation

Colwick Travel Corporation was established in 1977 as a full-service travel management company that provides businesses and individuals with unsurpassed service and exceptional cost savings. Colwick Travel is consistently recognized as among the largest and top-performing travel agencies in Dallas/Fort Worth by The Dallas Business Journal, Colwick Travel Corporation is dedicated to providing clients with a staff of highly trained professionals who use the latest industry technologies to deliver outstanding service and the most value for travel dollars. For more information, visit http://www.colwick.com.

Colwick Travel Corporation
Gregory Stewart, 972-387-5757 x202

Colwick Travel Corporation

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