SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Aug 28, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sabre Holdings has announced the appointment of Scott
Alvis as president and general manager of SynXis, Sabre’s business
dedicated to hotel distribution technology and services.
“Scott is a proven leader and an experienced professional in the
travel industry and has spent much of his career working with travel
suppliers to improve their electronic distribution,” said Tom Klein,
executive vice president, Sabre Holdings and group president, Sabre
Travel Network and Sabre Airline Solutions.” His knowledge and insight
will be valuable as we expand our leadership position in hotel
distribution technology and services. This is strategically important
to our business and we will continue to invest to be the technology
partner of choice for hoteliers.”
Alvis brings more than 18 years of experience in the travel
industry to his new position. Most recently, he was the vice president
of enterprise marketing for Sabre Holdings. During that time, he
guided the corporate strategy, market research and human factors
efforts for Sabre Holdings.
Prior to that, he held the position of senior vice president of
sales and marketing for Sabre Travel Network. In that role, he
organized a team of sales and marketing professionals charged to focus
on electronic distribution for hoteliers and other suppliers, and
launched Sabre’s first real time hotel availability product as well as
the company’s initial suite of electronic hotel advertising products.
A Sabre employee since 1990, Alvis has also held the following
positions at Sabre Travel Network: vice president of airline sales and
marketing, manager and managing director of professional Sabre and
manager of financial analysis.
SynXis, a Sabre Holdings company, enables hotels to maximize
revenue and reduce costs through innovative, market-driven technology
combined with outstanding customized support. The RedX(TM)
Distribution Management System, at the solution’s core, empowers hotel
operators to consolidate and manage hotel inventory from all sources
— seamless GDS connectivity, popular Internet travel sites,
private-label central reservations systems, and full-service hotel Web
sites. It also helps hotels build revenue by enabling them to
independently manage each distribution channel from one easy-to-use
control center. SynXis operates full-service call centers in North and
South America offering private label reservation services to hotels
around the world. SynXis is the technology source for more than 8,000
hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, and destinations, including,
Harrah’s, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Destination Hotels & Resorts,
and Jumeirah Hotels. SynXis’ corporate headquarters is in Southlake,
Texas, with offices in Denver, Boston and Amsterdam. For more
information on SynXis and its products, please call +1-682-606-4000,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Web site at www.synxis.com.
About Sabre Holdings Corporation
Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel
possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution
and technology solutions for the travel industry. Sabre Holdings
supports travelers, travel agents, corporations, government agencies
and travel suppliers through its companies: Travelocity, Sabre Travel
Network and Sabre Airline Solutions. Headquartered in Southlake,
Texas, the company has approximately 9,000 employees in 45 countries.
Full year 2005 revenues totaled $2.5 billion. Sabre Holdings, an S&P
500 company, is traded on the NYSE under the symbol TSG. More
information is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.
SOURCE: Sabre Holdings Corporation
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