Travelocity Acquires Allstate Ticketing and Its Web Site

Leading Distributor of Las Vegas Area Show Tickets and Tours Will Greatly Expand and Enhance Travelocity’s Travel Extras

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 31, 2004– In a move expected to enhance its position in Las Vegas and broaden its ability to sell show tickets, attraction passes and other “travel extras” through its TotalTrip(SM) flight + hotel shopping engine, Travelocity(R) and its parent company Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) today announced that Travelocity has acquired Las Vegas-based All State Tours Inc., (“Allstate Ticketing”) a leading distributor of show tickets and tours in the entertainment capital of the world. As part of the purchase, Travelocity acquires the Allstate Ticketing brand and the Web site,

The acquisition closed on August 30, 2004 at a purchase price of $25 million, paid in cash. Allstate will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of, LP.

“This is a move rich with synergies which will immediately benefit all of our Las Vegas-bound customers,” said Travelocity CEO Michelle Peluso. “With Allstate Ticketing we look forward to solidifying our leading position as the best provider of travel experiences to Las Vegas. Beyond that, we will consider introducing Allstate’s proven business model to other key leisure travel destinations. We also see tremendous opportunities to build upon the success of the Web site, as well as onward distribution of Allstate Ticketing content.”

Allstate Ticketing currently offers tickets to 60 shows throughout Las Vegas and manages four box offices for four Las Vegas casinos – Flamingo, Harrah’s, Rio, and Sahara. The company also operates an additional 20 ticket booths throughout Las Vegas, including one at McCarran International Airport, and it owns exclusive rights to operate ticket booths at Hoover Dam. Additionally, Allstate sells tickets for tours of Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and Lake Mead. In 2003, the company sold approximately 30 percent of the show tickets in Las Vegas for venues with less than 2,500 seats.

“Most of all, we are very excited about the Allstate team,” said Ross Mantione, Travelocity vice president partner marketing. “Adding almost 200 dedicated employees in Las Vegas to our Travelocity team is a big move for us with many benefits. It will allow us to significantly enhance our content and local on-the-ground marketing and customer support in Las Vegas, a destination immensely popular with our members.”

About Travelocity

Travelocity’s industry-leading technology and straight-talking, honest information help travelers take more rewarding and affordable trips. With 44 million registered users and booking nearly $4 billion of travel in 2003, Travelocity negotiates thousands of low-priced deals with the world’s most reputable travel providers – top airlines, hotels, car rental companies, cruise lines, and other destination attractions and services. Additionally, Travelocity offers deeply-discounted rates for weekend getaways and dynamic packages through its Last Minute Deals and TotalTrip(SM) shopping engines, and provides customer service support over the phone 24 hours a day. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also operates Travelocity Business(SM) for corporate customers, powers international travel Web sites in eight languages, and has been recognized for its consumer advocacy and global leadership in online travel. More information about Travelocity is available at Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG), a world leader in travel commerce. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at

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