SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 15, 2004–Sabre Holdings
(NYSE:TSG) today announced the opening of its Asia Pacific
headquarters in Shanghai, China as part of its move to advance the
company’s strategic business agenda in the world’s fastest growing
The new regional headquarters will enable the company to better
serve the key customers and joint ventures that Sabre Holdings has
cultivated since entering the Asia Pacific market over a decade ago,
as well as focus on future growth opportunities in the region.
“Setting up our regional headquarters in China signals our
commitment to bring even more focus and resources to customers in this
large and fast growing market,” said Chris Vasiliou, senior vice
president and general manager of Sabre Holdings Asia Pacific.”
Vasiliou oversees the company’s Asia Pacific partnerships, as well
as all Sabre Travel Network, Travelocity and Sabre Airline Solutions
businesses in the region. Previously, Vasiliou was senior vice
president of international marketing and chief architect of Asia
Pacific joint ventures for Sabre Holdings.
In this important market, the company has gained market traction
throughout each of its three businesses:
-- Sabre Travel Network partnerships in the region include major travel facilitators and distribution systems: ABACUS, which is based in Singapore and operates in 20 countries; AXESS and INFINI in Japan; Sabre Pacific in the Australian/New Zealand markets; and Sitar in India. -- Travelocity has established a significant presence through ZUJI, in Singapore and Tabini, in Japan; two leading online travel portals. -- The Sabre Airline Solutions business operates directly in Asia Pacific and provides optimization products and services to more than 40 airlines, including Cathay Pacific, Air India, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airlines, Qantas Airlines, VirginBlue and SkyWest. About Sabre Holdings Corporation
Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company, is a world leader in travel
commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and
technology solutions for the travel industry. Sabre Holdings supports
travelers, travel agents, corporations and travel suppliers through
its companies: Travelocity, Sabre Travel Network, and Sabre Airline
Solutions. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth
Metroplex, the company has more than 6,000 employees in 43 countries.
Full year 2003 revenues totaled $2.05 billion. Sabre Holdings is
traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TSG. More
information is available at www.sabre-holdings.com.
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