SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 18, 2004–Sabre Travel
Network, the Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) business that connects travel
suppliers and agents through the world’s leading global distribution
system (GDS), today announced that Chris M. Kroeger has been appointed
senior vice president of the North American division of Sabre Travel
Network, effective immediately.
In this role Kroeger is responsible for the sales, account
management and customer service and support for the division. For the
last year Kroeger has led the launch and development of Jurni Network,
the unique leisure travel agency consortium that enables members to
sell more products from preferred travel suppliers using sophisticated
market intelligence. Jurni Network will continue to be a strategic
offering from Sabre Travel Network in the U.S.
Prior to his role with Jurni Network, Kroeger was senior vice
president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) division of
Sabre Travel Network, where he was responsible for sales, service,
marketing, emerging businesses and joint ventures throughout the
region. Previously he served as senior vice president for Sabre Travel
Network’s Latin America division and as vice president for the U.S.
national accounts sales and service organization.
“Chris brings a wealth of industry knowledge and understanding to
Sabre Travel Network’s largest division from working directly with all
industry players — travel suppliers, agencies of all sizes, and
technology and business partners,” said John Stow, president of Sabre
Travel Network. “His expertise and leadership skills will enable us to
continue to provide the most efficient, highest value distribution
solution in the marketplace today.”
Kroeger began his career with Sabre as a summer intern in the
market research department. Subsequent positions included senior
marketing analyst for airline products, manager of sales planning and
administration, regional sales manager and managing director of the
Western division of Sabre Travel Network.
He earned both a bachelor of business administration degree and a
master of business administration degree from the University of Texas
“In our newly deregulated industry, it is even more important to
provide value to both our travel agency and travel supplier
customers,” commented Kroeger. “I look forward to leading our
dedicated North America team in delivering industry leading
distribution programs and bringing new merchandizing and retailing
solutions to our customers.”
Kroeger replaces Hugh Jones who has accepted a new appointment as
senior vice president of Operations for Sabre Travel Network and Sabre
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to
the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS) enabling agents
at more than 53,000 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, 37 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 intelligence.
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 http://www.sabre-holdings.com/.
CONTACT: Sabre Travel Network, Southlake Nanci Williams, 682-605-2271 email@example.com SOURCE: Sabre Travel Network