SOUTHLAKE, Texas, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings business, announced today the launch of a new Web-based agent booking portal that integrates all travel-related information, including the Sabre global distribution system (GDS), into an agent's desktop. MySabre is designed to streamline the booking process; better integrate relevant content within an agent's workflow; boost sales skills by offering graphical merchandising opportunities at the point of sale; and allow agents to customize their desktop. MySabre is based on patented Sabre Holdings technology. This intelligent capability delivers relevant content, and generates additional revenue and new merchant sales opportunities through interactive offers for the agency. "With its speed, reliability, ease-of-use and intelligent integration features, MySabre surpasses all other agency desktop solutions in the marketplace," said John Stow, president of Sabre Travel Network. "It integrates the familiar GDS, including Web fares, with other great booking content, like Agent59 and Sabre Vacations, in one single access point." Key features in MySabre include: -- Access to the Sabre system and its Web fares -- Bookable content such as Agent59 Last-Minute Deals, Sabre Exclusives, Sabre Vacations, Sabre Virtually There, Today's Low Fares and Web Fares by FareChase -- Helpful information, such as Agency eServices, travel alert messages, currency converter, destination details, Format Finder online help system, graphical Sabre PromoSpots, maps and weather -- Localized Yahoo! content available in multiple languages MySabre is provided at no charge to all Sabre Connected travel agents. It is currently available in most markets with complete global distribution anticipated by Summer 2004. 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 53,000 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, 41 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. 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. MySabre, Sabre Travel Network, GetThere, Jurni Network and Sabre Connected are trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of Sabre Holdings Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
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