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Sabre Enhances Sabre Vacations Agent Tool with Spirit Vacations

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 28, 2006–Sabre Travel Network, the company that creates unlimited travel possibilities through its one-stop-shop for agents and the most rewarding marketplace for travel suppliers, today announced that Spirit Vacations packaged vacation inventory is now available to U.S. agents through Sabre Vacations, Sabre’s Web-based vacation package booking engine.

Sabre Vacations offers travel agents around-the-clock access to 22 name-brand vacation companies who collectively offer access to over 20,000 hotel properties, more than 30 airlines, five car rental companies and over 400 airports in 350 cities in 40 countries. It enables agents to book great vacation packages for their customers, and includes an easy-to-use graphical interface, hotel photographs and descriptions, traveler “hot deals,” agent incentives, destination information from Frommer’s, vacation company news and information and online technical support.

“Sabre Vacations enables us to increase our exposure to travel agents and offer valuable services, such as detailed property descriptions with graphics and special promotions for their travelers,” said Bryan Shilling, general manager of Spirit Vacations. “Agents gain the opportunity to better serve their clients by offering complete and affordable Spirit Vacations packages to popular destinations throughout Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States.”

“The addition of Spirit Vacations enhances agents’ ability to find and book great vacation packages that satisfy their customers, thereby strengthening customer relationships and at the same time improving agency revenues,” said Chris Kroeger, senior vice president, Sabre Travel Network, North America.” It also expands Spirit Vacation’s opportunities to increase sales through the unmatched Sabre agency network. This is another great example of how an efficient marketplace provides value for suppliers, travel agents and consumers. For Spirit, it increases exposure and promotional opportunities, for agents, it provides better customer service and enhanced revenue, and for travelers it provides an enhanced travel experience.”

Sabre Connected agents receive 1.5 continuing education units from The Travel Institute for each Sabre Vacations training course completed. Easy access to Sabre Vacations is provided through the MySabre Web-based agency portal.

About Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS). The Sabre GDS is a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects suppliers, including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 50,000 travel agency locations. Suppliers get access through one single connection; travel agents get real time access to thousands of travel products from multiple suppliers through one source integrated into their businesses; consumers get access to a global supermarket of the world’s greatest travel possibilities.

Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include GetThere, the leading Web-based corporate travel reservation technology, and Jurni Network, the unique leisure travel agency consortium that enables members to sell more products from preferred travel suppliers using sophisticated market intelligence.

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 http://www.sabre-holdings.com.

Nexion, Sabre Travel Network, Jurni Network and GetThere are trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of Sabre Holdings Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

Statements in this release which are not purely historical facts or which necessarily depend upon future events, including statements about the expected benefits to Sabre Holdings Corporation from the proposed transaction, or other statements about anticipations, beliefs, expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies for the future, may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to Sabre Holdings Corporation on the date this report was submitted. Sabre Holdings Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Any forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements, including structural changes within the travel industry, such as increased competition from merchant model hotel offerings by our competitors. Sabre Holdings Corporation may not succeed in addressing these and other risks. Further information regarding factors that could affect our financial and other results can be found in the risk factors section of Sabre Holdings Corporation’s most recent filing on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    CONTACT: Sabre Travel Network
             Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252

    SOURCE: Sabre Travel Network

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