Sabre and Expedia Grow Technology Partnership, Expanding in Asia

Singapore, 29 May 2013– Global travel technology company Sabre, and Expedia, Inc., (NASDAQ: EXPE) the world’s largest travel company, have expanded their global technology partnership into Asia.  Expedia’s online business in Singapore and Malaysia is now powered by Sabre’s technology, providing online shoppers with some of the broadest and most competitively-priced travel options in the region.  The expanded agreement sees Expedia tap into a wide range of technology services from Sabre, including its leading online fare search technology and access to global travel supplier content from both Sabre and Abacus, the leading global distribution provider (GDS) in Asia, partly owned by Sabre.  The unique combination of technology helps Expedia meet its promise to provide the best travel experience to consumers.  Greg Schulze, SVP Global Tour & Transport, Expedia, Inc., said, “Sabre is a long-standing global partner who has played an important role in helping us grow our scale around the world.  Our partnership in Asia is driven by a mutual desire to provide consumers exactly what they want – access to well-priced travel options, accessible anywhere and everywhere.”  Greg Webb, President of Sabre Travel Network said, “We have large teams around the world whose only job is to obsess over our low fare search algorithms. And they work with partners like Expedia to continuously bring all this technology to the marketplace so consumers always get the best search results. Agencies in Asia tend to be early adopters of technology so it’s perfect for Sabre, Abacus and Expedia to work together to bring emerging technologies to willing travelers.”     Sabre and Expedia established their partnership in 2005 in North America, and have since expanded into Latin America and now Asia.