Travelocity Signs Merchant Hotel Agreement with SynXis Corporation

Consumers Receive Great New Deals at Properties Throughout the United States and Globally; Sabre Travel Network’s Sabre Exclusives and International Travelocity Sites Included

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 24, 2004–
Travelocity customers can now choose from even more money-saving
hotel options with the addition of inventory affiliated with SynXis to
Travelocity’s merchant hotel program. A reservations management,
distribution and technology company, SynXis-linked properties are now
available via the Travelocity(R) hotel, TotalTripSM flight + hotel and
Last Minute Deals shopping engines. As part of a comprehensive
agreement, this inventory will also be made available to Travelocity
partner sites such as Travelocity.caSM and,
affiliates of World Choice Travel and the Sabre Travel Network’s Sabre
ExclusivesSM travel agency program.

With relationships with more than 5,600 hotels throughout the
United States and worldwide, including a large contingency in Europe,
SynXis clients include Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Destination Hotels
and Resorts, Sonesta Hotels and Resorts, The Pinehurst Company, and
European groups Hotels & Preference, Luxury Lifestyle Hotels, Design
Hotels, and Ringhotels.

Along with the great deals provided to consumers, SynXis is also
offering a significant fee reduction to all hotels participating in
this merchant hotel program.

“We want Travelocity’s merchant program to provide our customers
the best selection of properties with the best pricing available,”
said Ross Mantione, Travelocity’s vice president, partner marketing.
“With the addition of SynXis we continue to act as an advocate for our
customers while helping provide hoteliers with reduced distribution
costs for seamless connectivity and reservation delivery as well.”

In addition to being featured on Travelocity, SynXis content will
also be available on:

    --  Travelocity international sites - (Canada), (UK), (Germany), Zuji
        (Asia-Pacific), Tabini (Japan) and Resfeber (Scandinavia)

    --  World Choice Travel affiliate sites

    --  Sabre Exclusives, which offers Sabre ConnectedSM travel
        experts the lowest hotel rates - right in the Sabre(R) global
        distribution system.

“Broadening our distribution reach with Travelocity is a solid
strategic fit for our hotel brands,” said Bernard Ellis, senior vice
president, strategic accounts and channels at SynXis. “Travelocity has
proven distribution and we are confident in their ability to help us
effectively and collaboratively market our large inventory of
properties to their broad membership base. The program will be
extremely cost effective for our hotels, and will require almost no
incremental effort to administer thanks to our robust rate management

The rollout of SynXis merchant inventory on Travelocity has
already begun and more properties are being added daily.

About Travelocity’s Merchant Hotel Program

More than 12,000 hotels worldwide currently participate in
Travelocity’s merchant hotel program – the fastest growing independent
program in the industry. Popular chains include Marriott
International, Best Western International, Carlson Hotels Worldwide,
La Quinta Corporation, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotels &
Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts,
Cendant Corporation and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.
Additionally, more than 2,000 well-known independently owned and
operated hotels from across the world participate.

Travelocity was the first online distributor of its scope to gain
access to rates and availability directly from suppliers’ central
reservation systems. Hoteliers benefit from Travelocity’s seamless
technical solution and have greater merchandising opportunities to
more than 44 million Travelocity members and onward distribution
partners. This is through enhanced hotel descriptions and rate
displays on the hotel path, as well as participation in packaging and
cross-sell opportunities. Inventory and rates can be loaded via the
Sabre global distribution system, through the hotel’s central
reservation system or via the Travelocity extranet. Hotels can obtain
more information by sending an e-mail to

About Travelocity

Travelocity’s industry-leading technology and straight-talking,
honest information help travelers take more rewarding and more
affordable trips. With 44 million registered users and booking nearly
$4 billion of travel in 2003, Travelocity has the power to negotiate
thousands of great travel 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 access to special rates for weekend getaways and
dynamic packages through its Last Minute Deals and TotalTrip shopping
engines, and provides customer service support over the phone 24 hours
a day. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also operates
Travelocity Business for corporate customers, powers international
travel Web sites in seven 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

About SynXis(R) Corporation

SynXis enables hotels to maximize revenue and reduce costs through
innovative, market-driven technology combined with outstanding
customized support. The SynXis Reservation Management System, at the
solution’s core, empowers hotel operators to consolidate and manage
hotel inventory from all sources – seamless GDS connectivity, over
1,200 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. All of these
reservations can connect directly with the PMS. SynXis is the
technology source for more than 5,600 hotels, bed and breakfasts,
resorts, and destinations, including, Harrah’s, VIP International,
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Destination Hotels & Resorts, and
Jumeirah Hotels.

SynXis’ corporate headquarters is in McLean, VA, with offices in
Denver, Boston and Amsterdam. For more information on SynXis and its
products, please call 703-448-2530, e-mail, or visit
our Web site at

    CONTACT: Travelocity
             Judy Haveson, 212-554-7425
             Mary Kate Smither, 972-488-4790

    SOURCE: Travelocity