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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