2014

Jurni Network Announces Charter List of Preferred Suppliers

    SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Jurni Network, the unique
 offline leisure travel agency consortium operated by Sabre Travel Network,
 today announced its first list of preferred suppliers from the cruise, tour,
 car and hotel segments.  Thirty-three suppliers, including Royal Caribbean
 International, The Mark Travel Corporation, Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A
 Car have agreed to provide travel products in specific markets to Jurni
 Network agency members.
     The initial list of preferred suppliers includes:
      -- Cruise Lines: Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania
         Cruises, Orient Lines, Royal Caribbean, The Delta Queen Steamboat
         Company, and Viking River Cruises
      -- Tour Operators: Adventure Tours, AeroMexico Vacations, ATA Vacations,
         Blue Sky Tours, Club Med, Cosmos, Creative Leisure International,
         Funjet Vacations, Globus, Las Vegas and More, Midwest Airlines
         Vacations, MGM MIRAGE Vacations, Mountain Vacations, Pleasant
         Holidays, Showtime Tours, Southwest Airlines Vacations, Sports
         Empire, TransGlobal Vacations, Travel Charter, Travel Impressions,
         United Vacations and US Airways Vacations
      -- Car Rentals: Auto Europe, Avis and Budget
      -- Hotels: Sabre Exclusives merchant hotel program, which includes over
         1600 properties, representing 101 brands in 220 cities.
 
     "We are excited to participate in this new consortium model, backed by the
 strength of Sabre Travel Network, that allows us to benefit from this highly
 targeted distribution channel.  The Jurni Network concept will evolve to be a
 critical distribution channel for us," said Bill LaMacchia Jr., of The Mark
 Travel Corporation.  "We are confident in the potential for increased sales,
 brand awareness and yield, as well as the value and efficiencies we will gain
 by being a Jurni Network charter supplier."
     "We have strategically selected these suppliers to partner with Jurni
 Network in specific target markets," said Chris Kroeger, general manager of
 Jurni Network.  "Jurni Network enhances the effectiveness of the agency
 channel by enabling agencies to turn more shoppers into buyers, through the
 integration of detailed marketing intelligence directly into the selling
 process.  Suppliers can create targeted messages and offerings to increase the
 sales of their products via this channel.  Enhanced revenue opportunities are
 generated for both suppliers and member agencies.
     "This is the peak season for cruise and tour bookings, as a result today's
 announcement of suppliers reflects our focus on these key leisure travel
 products.  We are currently in negotiations with other suppliers across the
 spectrum of travel products that will complement and enhance this inaugural
 list," continued Kroeger.
     Jurni Network has received over 210 travel agency applications and is
 currently finalizing contracts with those agencies that, along with Nexion,
 will become charter agency members of the Jurni Network.  Agents choosing the
 host agency model will also have access to Jurni Network's preferred
 suppliers, direct marketing programs and the market intelligence capabilities.
 
     About Jurni Network
     Jurni Network is a leisure travel agency consortium, operated by Sabre
 Travel Network, that enables offline agencies to sell more products from
 preferred travel suppliers by using sophisticated market intelligence.  This
 highly targeted distribution channel creates a whole new value proposition for
 suppliers and optimizes earnings for both suppliers and agencies. Additional
 information about Jurni Network is available at www.jurni.com .
 
     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 53,000 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 rental companies, nine
 cruise lines, 36 railroads 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 .
 
     Statements in this press release which are not purely historical facts,
 including statements about potential for increased sales or gain in value or
 efficiencies or other statements about anticipations, beliefs, expectations,
 hopes, intentions, or strategies for the future, may be forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
 1934, as amended.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
 forward-looking statements.  All forward-looking statements are based upon
 information available to the Company on the date this press release was
 released.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise
 any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
 events or otherwise.  Any forward-looking statements involve risks and
 uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially
 from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements,
 including risks or uncertainties related to the Company's revenues being
 highly dependent on the travel and transportation industries.  The Company may
 not succeed in addressing these and other risks.  Further information
 regarding factors that could affect our financial and other results can be
 found in the risk factors section of the Company's most recent filing on Form
 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE Sabre Travel Network

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