Marriott renews distribution agreement with Sabre

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Oct. 23, 2013 – Sabre announced today that Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), a leading lodging company with more than 3,800 properties across the broadest portfolio of brands in the lodging industry, has signed a long-term distribution agreement extension. Sabre-connected travel agents will have access to room rates and availability to the more than 3,800 Marriott properties, across 18 distinctive brands in 72 countries and territories. “Marriott is a leader in the hospitality industry. We believe our high-performance technology and exposure to millions of travelers that we provide brings them tremendous value,” said David Gross, senior vice president, Sabre Global Supplier Commerce. “Sabre’s broad reach to travelers around the world has boosted our sales efforts,” said Shafiq Khan, Marriott’s senior vice president, e-Commerce.  “We look forward to exploring new and different ways to use Sabre’s technology and products, especially to better target and customize offers for our guests.”