Scott Alvis Named President, General Manager of SynXis

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.

About SynXis

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, or visit our Web site at

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

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