James TravelPOINTS Switches to Sabre GDS
Agency's Choice of Distribution System Influenced By Access to All Fares,
Promotions and Services From Top Airlines in Sabre DCA Three Year Option
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sabre Travel Network today announced that corporate and leisure travel agency James TravelPOINTS has switched to the Sabre global distribution system (GDS) to book travel. Migration to the Sabre GDS has been completed and travel agents in the company's Boulder and Ft. Collins, Colorado, offices are using the system to help expand their business. "One of the key reasons we switched to the Sabre GDS was due to their recent long-term airline agreements that provide us the ability to book Web fares on the six largest domestic airlines," said Don James, president of James TravelPOINTS. "In our evaluation, Sabre Travel Network is also ahead of the pack with technology. They have more to offer when it comes to products, tools and features. We also found that the Sabre GDS was the only system that can provide us with the ability to book travel on Southwest Airlines." James TravelPOINTS is a family owned and operated travel agency led by Don James and Andy James, vice president, which has served travelers in Colorado since 1957. The agency offers both business and leisure travel services. For leisure travel the agency specializes in cruises, escorted tours, vacation travel packages, and travel arrangements to Belize and Costa Rica. For business travel they offer a dedicated business travel department, an experienced group and conference coordinator, and preferred business hotel and car rental programs. James TravelPOINTS is using the Internet to connect to the Sabre system and will offer their customers Sabre Exclusives hotels which offer Internet- like rates at exceptional properties. The agency will also use the personalized Sabre Virtually There online itinerary and travel planning tool to enhance customer service beyond the initial booking. In addition, they are reviewing Sabre Travel Network's suite of Internet booking engines to assess their potential for an online sales strategy. "Agencies like James TravelPOINTS are the backbone of the Sabre Travel Network business," said Hugh Jones, senior vice president of Sabre Travel Network, North America. "We will continue to work diligently to provide the technology, products and customer service that are important to them. Gaining access to all fares from the major airlines through the DCA Three Year Option was an example of our commitment to the agency channel." About Sabre Travel Network Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to the world's leading global distribution system (GDS) and products and services enabling agents at more than 56,000 agency locations worldwide to be travel experts. Originally developed in 1960, the Sabre GDS was the first system to connect the buyers and sellers of travel. Today the system includes more than 400 airlines, approximately 60,000 hotels, 53 car hire companies, nine cruise lines, 36 railways and 232 tour operators. 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 http://www.sabre-holdings.com/
SOURCE Sabre Travel Network
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