Sabre Enhances Sabre Vacations Agent Tool with Travel Impressions Tour Inventory

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 9, 2005–Sabre Travel
Network, the Sabre Holdings business that connects travel suppliers
and agents through the world’s leading global distribution system
(GDS), today announced that Travel Impressions packaged vacation
inventory is now available to U.S. agents through Sabre Vacations,
Sabre’s Web-based vacation package booking engine. Sabre Vacations is
a private-label version of Trisept Solutions’ VAX VacationAccess. The
addition of Travel Impressions brings the number of tour operators
offered through Sabre Vacations to eighteen.

The addition of Travel Impressions, one of the largest tour
operators in the country, to the Sabre Vacations offering provides
travel agents with leisure vacation packages to over 150 destinations
and over 1,100 resorts and hotels worldwide. This expanded inventory
allows agents to be more creative and comprehensive in the travel
packages they offer their clientele.

“As our product line has grown and expanded, we sought a new
Web-based platform to reach greater numbers of travel agents,” said
Larry Lynch, vice president of eCommerce for Travel Impressions.
“Through Sabre Vacations, we will be able to increase our exposure to
travel agents and offer valuable services, such as detailed property
descriptions with graphics and e-mail alerts on promotions to their

“Serving our customers’ needs is always our first priority,” said
Chris Kroeger, senior vice president, Sabre Travel Network, North
America. “These improvements to Sabre Vacations will enable agents to
more efficiently meet their customers’ needs, while enhancing revenue

Sabre Holdings research indicates that the leisure travel segment
continues to grow, with leisure spend increasing from $127B in the
U.S. and Canada in 2002 to over $150B in 2006. ASTA studies show that
tour packages continue to increase as a part of the agency mix,
representing an estimated 30 percent of offline leisure agency sales
in 2003, compared to 15 percent in 1996 – with 66 percent of agencies
expecting package sales to continue to grow.

About Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Travel Network provides access to the world’s leading global
distribution system (GDS) enabling agents at more than 50,000 agency
locations worldwide to be travel experts. The Sabre GDS, the first
system to connect the buyers and sellers of travel, today includes
more than 400 airlines, approximately 60,000 hotels, 32 car rental
companies, nine cruise lines, 35 railroads and 220 tour operators. 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

Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG) is a world leader in travel
commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and
technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about
Sabre Holdings is available at

Sabre Travel Network, Sabre Vacations, Jurni Network, GetThere and
Sabre Connected 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.

CONTACT: Sabre Holdings, Southlake
Media Contact
Nanci Williams, 682-605-2271

SOURCE: Sabre Travel Network