Sabre Travel Network and Priceline Announce Multi-Year Distribution Agreement

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 10, 2006–Sabre Travel
Network, the leading provider of innovative travel distribution
solutions for travel agencies and suppliers, today announced it has
signed a long-term Global Distribution System (“GDS”) subscriber
agreement with (Nasdaq:PCLN).

“We are very pleased to be joining forces with Sabre Travel
Network,” said Chris Soder, executive vice president for “Having access to the travel products our customers
need is critical, and we feel Sabre is well positioned to provide that
access. We appreciate their strong commitment to the agency channel
and we are looking forward to a rewarding future together.”

“We are very excited about our agreement with,” said
Chris Kroeger, senior vice president for Sabre Travel Network, North
America. “They are a leader in the travel industry and we think our
partnership will be a tremendously successful one. Priceline joins
other major travel industry participants who have partnered with the
Sabre Travel Network, demonstrating their belief in the value
delivered by our efficient marketplace.”

With Priceline, Sabre Travel Network now has relationships with
three of the four top online agencies in the U.S. In addition,
Travelocity’s recently acquired, one of the leading
online sites in Europe, has announced plans to begin moving its
bookings to the Sabre GDS.

Other recent commitments that have been announced include U.S.
Airways and Northwest Airlines for long-term agreements for full
content renewals that include all published fares and inventory,
including Web fares. AirTran Airways also signed a long-term agreement
in late 2005 committing to make all its fares and inventory available
through the Sabre Travel Network global distribution system (GDS) and

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

About Priceline is the leading travel service for value-conscious
leisure travelers. No other travel service gives customers more ways
to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation
packages and cruises. In addition to getting all the best published
prices, leisure travelers can narrow their searches using’s TripFilter(TM) advanced search technology, create
packages to save even more money, and take advantage of’s famous Name Your Own Price(R) service, which delivers
the lowest prices available. operates one of Europe’s fastest growing hotel
reservation services through,, and The company also operates the
following travel web sites:,, and also has a personal
finance service that offers home mortgages, refinancing and home
equity loans through an independent licensee. licenses
its business model to independent licensees, including priceline
mortgage and certain international licensees.

    CONTACT: Sabre Travel Network, Southlake
             Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252
             Brian Ek, 203-299-8167

    SOURCE: Sabre Travel Network