SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 19, 2004–Sabre Travel
Network, a Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) company, today announced a
technology and marketing agreement with OurVacationStore (OVS), a
leading technology provider in the cruise market.
Under terms of the agreement, Sabre Travel Network will offer a
Sabre branded version of the OVS cruise-booking tool. It is
anticipated that the tool will be made available to Sabre Connected
travel agents as part of a private label agreement in the U.S. and
Canada during the first quarter of 2005.
“We believe that this partnership will provide us with the
functionality and technology needed to meet the needs of our cruise
customers,” said Chris Kroeger, senior vice president of Sabre Travel
Network, North America. “As the cruise industry continues to show
strong passenger growth, travel agents need the ability to seamlessly
manage the shopping and booking process. This robust browser-based
tool does just that.”
The new automated tool will provide Sabre Connected travel agents
with cross-vendor shopping, deck images and cabin photos, group
booking, inventory management, and booking and commission reporting
Sabre Connected travel agents will continue to have access to nine
cruise lines that currently participate in Sabre CruiseDirector, which
include Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, Disney, Holland America,
Norweigan, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Windstar.
“We believe that making our cruise shopping and booking technology
broadly available to the Sabre based travel agent community will
significantly accelerate the growth of the cruise marketplace
overall,” stated Ted Davault, president of OurVacationStore.
OurVacationStore (OVS) is dedicated to the development of
technology solutions that address all aspects of cruise and leisure
marketing, sales booking and fulfillment. OVS provides its clients
with a competitive technology product suite that allows the travel
agent community to compete in today’s leisure marketplace. These
technology solutions are currently being used to service more than 55
million consumers through OurVacationStore’s commercial, corporate,
travel and leisure partnerships around the world. For more information
about OVS, visit http://www.ovscruise.com/ or call 800-827-6321.
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.
Sabre Travel Network, Jurni Network, GetThere, Sabre
CruiseDirector and Sabre Travel Protection 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
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