Nexion Supports All GDS Programs Protecting Full Content Access for Travel Agents; Host Agency Joins All Available GDS Opt-In Programs to Counter Content Fragmentation

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 30, 2006–Nexion, the industry’s leading full-service host agency, today announced its participation in and support of all Global Distribution Systems (GDS) optional programs designed to give travel agents full content and protection from airline-imposed service fees. As a host agency participating in all the major GDSs, Nexion acted to protect the efficiency and profitability of its agent members by joining these optional programs that counter the inefficiencies caused by content fragmentation.

“Nexion has over 2,000 travel agent members, and it is incumbent upon us to make decisions that have a positive impact on their day-to-day business,” said Jackie Friedman, vice president of Operations and Business Development, Nexion. “We completed our due diligence on the various GDS opt-in programs and made the decision to participate in programs like Sabre’s Efficient Access Solution that will ensure that our members have the best possible access to full content.”

After comparing the available optional programs and their impact on agents, Nexion decided to join all GDS optional programs because of the high costs of searching multiple sources and the protection from airlines service fees.

“Our agents are independent, yet they depend on Nexion to protect their best interests and profitability,” continued Friedman. “Time spent searching multiple sources to book a hotel and flight for a family vacation represents time our agents could have spent building additional revenue. We recognize each GDS with an optional program has carefully planned their program to counter inefficiencies, protect full content and shield agents from airlines service fees. That’s why Nexion supports all such programs.”

Nexion establishes relationships between industry-leading suppliers and member agents. Therefore, the host agency is interested in seeing all airlines sign full content agreements with all GDSs.

“The ability to help agents form profitable relationships with all airlines that are important to their customers is critical to the success of Nexion and our members,” said Friedman. “We encourage all parties to work together for mutual success.”

About Nexion

Nexion, a Sabre Travel Network brand, is the industry’s leading full-service host agency that offers independent and home-based travel agents a comprehensive business solution, including all the tools and services available to full-service travel agencies. With nearly a decade of industry experience, the Nexion solution provides unique economic, operational, marketing and technology benefits. More information is available at

    CONTACT: Nexion
             Jackie Friedman, 682-605-1132

    SOURCE: Nexion