Sabre Travel Network Seals Technology Partnership with OurVacationStore

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 capabilities.

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.

About 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 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

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 respective owners.

    CONTACT: Sabre Travel Network, Southlake
             Dawn M. Dorman, 682-605-2246

    SOURCE: Sabre Travel Network