Statement from Sabre Holdings Chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland, newly appointed Vice Chair of the U.S. Tourism and Travel Advisory Board

Regarding President Obama’s U.S. Travel and Tourism Executive Order

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Jan. 19, 2012 – This morning, President Obama signed an Executive Order and announced new initiatives to significantly increase travel and tourism in the United States. The U.S. tourism and travel industry is a substantial component of U.S. GDP and employment, representing 2.7% of GDP and 7.5 million jobs in 2010