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

“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

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