Worldtek Travel Switches to Sabre

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 15, 2005–Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) company, today announced that Worldtek Travel, based in New Haven, CT, with more than 25 travel offices nationwide, has converted to the Sabre global distribution system (GDS). The travel agency has switched from Worldspan and will use the latest booking technology and products from Sabre Travel Network. They will also offer GetThere, the leading online corporate booking technology, integrated with the Worldtek proprietary event management system, to corporate clients.

“Sabre is the right partner for Worldtek’s current goals and company direction,” said Topper Luciani with Worldtek Travel. “We look forward to working with Sabre to grow our business.”

Worldtek Travel has been in the business of collegiate, corporate, meeting planning and vacation travel since 1966, when brothers Topper and Ken Luciani opened their first office in New Haven. The agency offers full service products, tools and information to help companies manage their travel programs. Worldtek has also developed a niche for collegiate and athletic related travel, with travel services for colleges, universities and athletic conferences nationwide.

“We are very pleased to expand our partnership with Worldtek Travel,” said Chris Kroeger, senior vice president of Sabre Travel Network, North America. “We’re confident they will see a myriad of benefits from our products and services, including the opportunity to enhance customer service and loyalty with their corporate customers through offering the GetThere corporate online booking solutions.”

About Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS) enabling agents at more than 50,000 agency locations worldwide to be travel experts. The Sabre GDS, the first system to connect the buyers and sellers of travel, today includes more than 400 airlines, approximately 60,000 hotels, 32 car rental companies, nine cruise lines, 35 railroads and 220 tour operators. Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include GetThere, the leading Web-based corporate travel reservation technology, and Jurni Network, the unique leisure travel agency consortium that enables members to sell more products from preferred travel suppliers using sophisticated market intelligence.

About GetThere

GetThere is the world’s leading online corporate travel reservation technology. GetThere enables global corporations and government agencies to provide a convenient way for employees to book travel and plan meetings while significantly reducing costs. GetThere’s advanced technology works with all major global distribution systems (GDS) and all travel management companies. More than 3,000 corporations, including 70 percent of the Fortune 200 companies that have online booking sites, use GetThere. More information is available at

Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG) is a world leader in travel commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at

Sabre Travel Network, GetThere and Jurni Network are trademarks and/or service marks of Sabre Holdings Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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    SOURCE: Sabre Travel Network