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Sabre in leisure drive

Sabre Travel
Network is unveiling its
comprehensive suite of products and services targeted for
leisure-focused travel agents. Accessed through the MySabre desktop,
this leisure marketplace is the ultimate source of comprehensive
shopping for the leisure travel experience, offering Sabre(R)
connected agents new sources of revenue, operating efficiencies and
enhanced customer service through a single access point. As part of
this new leisure portal, the company also announced Sabre Rewards
Plus, an agent appreciation program that enables agents to earn and
redeem points for rewards such as travel packages, supplier deals,
gift certificates and training opportunities.

  Sabre’s easy-to-use, single leisure access point will be
accessible via a tab marked “Vacation and Cruises” in the MySabre
desktop, a graphical, Web-based agent booking portal that integrates
travel information and the Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS).
  “One central leisure marketplace gives travel agents the power to
better serve the growing leisure travel market where, according to the
Travel Industry Association of America, the leisure travel market will
be an estimated $674 billion in 2006,” said Chris Kroeger, Sabre
Travel Network senior vice president, North America. “And with the
ongoing addition of new suppliers, including Well Wishers and Port
Promotions, to Sabre’s comprehensive leisure portfolio and the
heightened rewards offered by the Sabre Rewards Plus program, agencies
have more reasons than ever to shop Sabre for all their leisure
travelers’ needs.”