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Sabre Travel Network Launches New Ground Travel Services Powered by Global Ground Automation

New Service Offers Convenient, Online Access to Ground Services through the Sabre Red Workspace

SOUTHLAKE, Texas and Secaucus, New Jersey – July 7, 2011 – Sabre Travel Network and Global Ground Automation today announced the launch of a new black car, limo and airport transfer booking service available through the Sabre Red Workspace. The new offering provides travel agents with convenient access to reputable ground travel service providers who offer global services, and competitive rates and commissions.

“It’s fantastic to work with suppliers like Global Ground Automation who clearly value the Sabre global distribution system,” said Chris Kroeger, senior vice president of Sabre Travel Network. “Sabre is pleased to offer this new service as part of Sabre Red to help make managing ground transportation more efficient for agents.”

Through this agreement, Sabre-connected travel agents can shop for and book ground transportation taking into account individual traveler preferences and booking history details. Travel agents also have the opportunity to earn an average commission of $20 per round trip from the service provider when selling ground services through the Sabre Red Workspace.

“We are proud to deliver a powerful, enterprise-class ground transportation offering to agents using the Sabre Red Workspace,” said Gregg Tuccillo, president of Global Ground Automation. “Whether booking for the business or leisure traveler, agents now have the ability to drive additional benefits to their travelers while earning very competitive commissions.”

Sabre Red Workspace is a unique new agent platform at the heart of the Sabre Red total travel solution. Built on a future ready, open platform, the Sabre Red Workspace provides agencies with faster start up times, high performance even in low bandwidth areas, rock solid stability and quick and easy access to content, resulting in increased productivity and efficiency.

Sabre Red features a range of powerful new capabilities that span the entire spectrum of an agency’s business from shopping and booking travel, to serving customers throughout their trip, to using business intelligence for insight and continuous improvement.

About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network (http://www.sabretravelnetwork.com) provides technology solutions to the global travel industry. It operates the world’s largest travel marketplace, connecting travel buyers and sellers through the Sabre global distribution system (GDS). Its innovative software connects more than 350,000 travel professionals to more than 400 airlines, 93,000 hotels, 25 car rental brands, 50 rail providers, 13 cruise lines and other global travel suppliers. More than 300 million people purchase airline tickets through this channel annually.

About Global Ground Automation, Inc.
Global Ground Automation (GGA), a Rearden Commerce company and a Sabre-authorized developer, created a patented marketplace for ground transportation, driving efficiencies and cost savings for corporations, travel agencies and service providers worldwide. GGA’s unique technologies automate and simplify the ground transportation reservation process through an easy-to-use, real-time, online interface. For more information, visit www.globalground.com.

Press Contacts:
Heidi Castle
Sabre Holdings

Tina Martineau
Global Ground Automation

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