Sabre Travel Network Director to Lead International Non-Profit
Focused on Airline Distribution
SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 13, 2006–Todd Wallace,
managing director for airline distribution at Sabre Travel Network,
has been elected president of the Computerized Airline Sales and
Marketing Association (CASMA), an international travel industry
non-profit organization that provides an educational forum for members
to address the challenges of airline distribution.
In this volunteer role, Wallace will lead the CASMA Board of
Directors for the next two years and will be involved in the planning
and execution of two annual conferences that bring together travel
distribution and technology leaders from around the world.
“Todd brings a wealth of knowledge and insight about the travel
industry into this new position at CASMA. His successful working
relationship with airlines, combined with his experience in the travel
distribution sector, will help Todd as he works to advance the mission
and goals of CASMA,” said Hugh Jones, chief operating officer, Sabre
Wallace has worked at Sabre Travel Network, the world’s largest
and most rewarding marketplace for buying and selling travel, for the
past 17 years in a variety of roles within operations, marketing,
product development and project management. In his most current role
as managing director for airline distribution, Wallace worked with
global airlines for the past six years to develop long-term,
full-content and parity agreements. He is also a Certified Travel
Industry Executive (CTIE) through The Travel Institute.
“I am very pleased that the CASMA membership elected Todd as my
successor,” said Kimberly Giese, outgoing CASMA president and American
Airlines project manager. “He has served on the board of directors for
the last several administrations in varying roles of responsibility.
This has provided him with a well rounded perspective of the
organization and will suit him well in his new leadership role. It has
been a pleasure working with Todd and I look forward to seeing a new
perspective and continued growth for the organization under Todd’s
The next CASMA Conference will be hosted at the Sheraton Sand Key
in Clearwater, Florida, March 26-28, 2007. Complete details will be
available on the CASMA website at www.casma.org.
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides the most
comprehensive end-to-end solutions for corporate and leisure travel.
The Sabre GDS is the foundation for these solutions, providing a
ready-built efficient marketplace that connects travel suppliers,
including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than
50,000 travel agency locations.
Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include GetThere, for corporate
travel reservation technology; Jurni Network, a consortium of leisure
travel agencies providing marketing and promotion services; Nexion, a
host agency; SynXis, for hotel reservation management, distribution
and technology services; and TRAMS, mid- and back-office solutions and
marketing services for travel agencies. Sabre Travel Network also
markets TripTailor, a travel wholesaler providing dynamic packaging
for the travel agency marketplace.
Sabre Holdings (NYSE: TSG) connects people with the world’s
greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and
providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel
industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at
CASMA, Computerized Airline Sales and Marketing Association, is a
non-profit industry association that was founded in 1979 by airlines
and computer reservation systems to provide an educational forum for
members to address the challenges of airline distribution. CASMA
actively promotes the use of automation in airline sales and marketing
to find the fastest, most efficient means of distributing the air
product to the traveling public. Airlines come together with
traditional and non-traditional providers of distribution such as GDS,
internet distribution systems and other companies to address efficient
booking practices and procedures, system enhancements and new
directions in automation. CASMA also reaches beyond mainstream
distribution to explore new developments in electronic commerce, fare
management and schedule displays. Membership is limited to airlines,
GDS/CRS companies, internet distribution systems and other companies
that support airline distribution.
CONTACT: Sabre Travel Network
Rebecca Hauger, 682-605-4095
SOURCE: Sabre Travel Network