Sabre ranked No. 143 on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 list, announced today to recognize the most innovative users of information technology across the U.S.  Health care provider, UPMC ranked No. 1. Along with Sabre, other notable honorees in the hospitality and travel industry included Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (No. 10), La Quinta Inns & Suites (No. 31) and JetBlue Airways (No. 184).

“Earning a spot on the prestigious InformationWeek 500 list for 11 years running is something all of us at Sabre should be proud of as a technology company,” said Chief Product and Technology Officer Deborah Kerr. “This honor validates the market-leading capabilities we are delivering every day to differentiate our customer experience, and it reinforces the power of innovation to grow revenues through new products.”

Our nomination highlighted Sabre Custom Offers, the next step in the evolution of merchandising through the Sabre travel marketplace. Custom Offers is a first-of-its-kind solution that makes it possible for hoteliers and airlines to dynamically create offers tailored to the individual traveler. The ability to market unique offers to targeted travelers enables travel suppliers to further differentiate their offerings, boosting their bottom lines and building traveler loyalty.

“The theme of this year’s InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It’s a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston.

“Every enterprise is now a digital business — or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way.”

Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at