New VacationStudio Provides All North American Travel Agents Comprehensive Leisure Shopping, Booking Tools from Sabre Travel Network

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 30, 2007–Sabre Travel
Network, the world’s largest and most rewarding marketplace for buying
and selling travel, today announced the launch of VacationStudio
powered by MySabre, a comprehensive leisure travel site that will
allow any travel professional in North America, including agents that
do not currently utilize the Sabre GDS, to shop and book vacation
packages and cruises. VacationStudio, the latest addition to Sabre’s
end-to-end leisure collection, provides convenient access to a broad
range of commissionable leisure travel products through such solutions
as Sabre Cruises, TripTailor, Agent59 and more.

“VacationStudio gives travel professionals easy access to more of
the popular tools, suppliers and products they need to book customized
vacations for their clients, “said Dan Westbrook, vice president of
travel merchandising, Sabre Travel Network. “With VacationStudio any
agent, including home-based agents, can book commissionable vacation
packages from any of the 13 cruise lines and more than 40 tour
operators, as well as create their own packages dynamically using
TripTailor. All of this can be accomplished through one streamlined,
comprehensive travel site.”

Registration for VacationStudio is free and no contract is
required. Agencies that are not currently Sabre Connected can follow
an easy registration process at to establish
secure access to the industry’s leading leisure travel suppliers.
Current Sabre Connected customers automatically have access to the
site within MySabre under the tab titled VacationStudio.

Powered by MySabre and available to all travel professionals in
the U.S. and Canada, VacationStudio provides agents the ability to
access to shop and book vacations using Sabre Cruises, TripTailor,
Agent59, Sabre Vacations and Sabre Travel Extras. Sabre Travel
Protection is also available to travel professionals through Vacation
Studio. Sabre Connected agents can also utilize Sabre Virtually There
to send itineraries, travel information and ticket receipts via e-mail
to their customers.

While VacationStudio is available to all travel professionals in
North America, Sabre Connected agents will continue to receive
exclusive benefits from Sabre. “Our Sabre Connected travel agents will
continue to receive exclusive benefits including leading airline and
hotel content, advanced shopping and pricing tools, intelligent
notification of special promotions and package offers right from the
air booking screen, vacation reservation merge back features and
more,” said Westbrook. “VacationStudio will enable them to further
streamline their shopping and booking process, allowing them to book
more travel, and in turn, make more money.”

VacationStudio also includes special supplier promotions, easy
site navigation, sticky notes for agent memos, an agent toolkit, and a
streamlined support system.

“As we talked to travel professionals, it was clear they have two
key objectives – maximize their income and reduce the amount of time
required to book travel,” said Westbrook. “Sabre’s VacationStudio
accomplishes both of those goals by providing a streamlined,
comprehensive booking tool that provides access to commissionable,
leisure travel products.”

VacationStudio also provides extensive support and training
resources for leisure agents. Online training courses are free and
include self-paced training tutorials, agent communities and a library
of reference materials on topics ranging from booking cruises to
creating custom vacation packages through VacationStudio. Additionally
agents receive toll-free support for assistance in using the booking

With the addition of VacationStudio, Sabre’s end-to-end leisure
collection becomes the most comprehensive, compelling solution for any
leisure-focused travel professional by providing:

  • The best travel product selection, including unique
    opportunities to make more money
  • Advanced customer service tools to build lasting relationships
  • The most popular accounting and reporting solutions to better
    manage the business
  • Powerful marketing programs that generate qualified, quality
  • Extensive opportunities to network and expand one’s expertise

About Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides the most
comprehensive end-to-end solutions for corporate and leisure travel.
The Sabre GDS is the foundation for these solutions, providing a
ready-built efficient marketplace that connects travel suppliers,
including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than
50,000 travel agency locations.

Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include GetThere, for corporate
travel reservation technology; Jurni Network, a consortium of leisure
travel agencies providing marketing and promotion services; Nexion, a
host agency; SynXis, for hotel reservation management, distribution
and technology services; and TRAMS, mid- and back-office solutions and
marketing services for travel agencies. Sabre Travel Network also
markets TripTailor, a travel wholesaler providing dynamic packaging
for the travel agency marketplace.

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

CONTACT: Sabre Travel Network

Rebecca Jackson, 682-605-4098


Brooks & Associates Public Relations

Anna Hobbs-Little, 903-532-9714

SOURCE: Sabre Travel Network