New Tool Launched by Sabre Enabling Agents to Sell Multi-Continent Air Travel

31st Oct 2001


Sabre Holdings Corporation
(NYSE: TSG), the leading provider of technology, distribution and marketing
services for the travel industry, and AirTreks(TM) today announced the launch
of the AirTreks multi-continent airfare planning, pricing, and fulfillment
service on the Sabre(R) eVoya(SM) Webtop.
Sabre`s eVoya Webtop users in North America can now use AirTreks` trip
planning and air pricing technology to construct complicated around the
world or multi-continent air itineraries and minimize the manual process of
selling individual air segments and combining them in a traveler`s passenger
name record.  The map-based destination tool simplifies the planning process
for these complex trips by providing instant price estimates based on
travellers` specific needs using multiple scenarios—lowest cost, fewest
stops and most destinations visited.  By combining published and negotiated
fares from Sabre and Air Treks, travel agents will offer the best value to the
traveler.  Travel agents who use the AirTreks TripPlanner(TM) on the Sabre(R)
eVoya Web top can now create customized multi-continent air itineraries and
take advantage of a more efficient method to access price estimates instantly,
add mark-up and/or fees, and resell the product to their clients.
“This great new service offered by Sabre and AirTreks provides agencies
with even more capabilities to plan and find the best value for complex
international trips and earn revenue on the mark up,” said Eric Speck,
president of Travel Marketing and Distribution for Sabre.  “Together with Air
Treks, we can now offer travelers an expanded number of fare options and offer
travel agencies a wider variety of products to meet the needs of their
“AirTreks has more than 14 years of experience as the leader in multi-
continent air travel services,” said AirTreks CEO Jim Pilaar.  “Especially in
these difficult times, we`re excited to be helping Sabre agencies-with a easy
to use functionality and a new high-margin way to increase revenues.”

About AirTreks

  AirTreks(TM) is the leader in Multi-Continent travel technology and
services.  In business for over 14 years, the Company has long been the best
source on the Internet to plan and purchase Around-the-World, Circle-Pacific,
and other Multi-Continent trips.  TripPlanner(TM), AirTreks` flagship Internet
application, is a revolutionary technology that lets users create a customized
itinerary and receive instant
price estimates.  AirTreks` unique Global Sourcing(TM) strategy makes it
possible to provide Multi-Continent air tickets for as much as 30% to 50% off
published fares.

About Sabre

  Sabre is the leading provider of technology, distribution and marketing
services for the travel industry.  Headquartered in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas,
the company has approximately 6,000 employees in 45 countries.




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