SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 29, 2007–Sabre Travel Network, the world’s largest and most rewarding marketplace for buying and selling travel and the leading technology and services provider of solutions for corporate travel, and Cornerstone Information Systems, a leading developer of reservation and data management applications for the travel industry, have signed a new agreement that reaffirms Cornerstone’s status as a Sabre Authorized Developer. The new agreement is the latest of agreements Sabre has recently signed with third-party development companies, and is of particular significance in the corporate marketplace.
“Cornerstone provides applications and services that complement Sabre’s portfolio of solutions to automate end-to-end corporate agency workflow,” said Chris Kroeger, senior vice president for Sabre Travel Network, North America. “It is important for us to focus on nurturing close relationships with companies like Cornerstone that share our vision of enabling best in class travel procurement results for travel management companies.”
TRACS and PTA are two examples of services that complement Sabre’s commitment to end-to-end offerings for the corporate marketplace. A key component of Sabre’s recently announced Corporate Efficiency Formula is managing traveler behavior to maximize the number of touchless transactions. Cornerstone’s recently announced TRACS call tracking application assists travel agencies in driving more efficient behavior with their clients by demonstrating opportunities to reduce calls to the agency. And while a best-in-class process requires use of a corporate booking tool, PTA can help bridge the gap when serving a corporate client that requires a customized travel authorization program, enabling agents to cut call time and provide clients with a web based pre-travel authorization application that is customizable to each corporation’s unique travel policy.
“We have a long-standing relationship with Sabre and are happy to extend that relationship with this new agreement,” said Alan Minton, vice president of Marketing at Cornerstone. “Sabre’s approach to working with third-party product providers makes a lot of sense to us.
You want to make sure you work with companies that are providing products and services that enable your customers to work more effectively and in turn better serve their customers. We are proud to be a Sabre Authorized Developer.”
Sabre has agreements with over 100 third-party development companies worldwide. The new agreements reaffirm Sabre’s commitment to ensure it has the most effective and productive relationships with companies that provide agencies valuable, complementary products and services which enable agencies to increase efficiency and offer improved service for their customers.
About Cornerstone Information Systems, Inc.
Cornerstone Information Systems is a professional services company helping travel management companies, corporate travel departments, airline and global distribution systems work more efficiently and more profitably. Founded in 1992, Cornerstone Information Systems is a privately held company based in Bloomington, Indiana, with personnel in eight locations worldwide. Further information about the company is available at www.ciswired.com or by calling Alan Minton at 812 269 0014.
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. Currently, Sabre collectively handles over 70 percent of the BTN 100 bookings.
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 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 http://www.sabre-holdings.com.
CONTACT: Sabre Travel Network
Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252