Lexington Selects Sabre for Direct Interface

14th May 2002

Lexington Services Corporation
, part
of MyTravel Group
, a leading provider of reservation management and
distribution systems for the hospitality industry, announced today the
development of a direct XML-based interface between Sabre and Lexington`s
SPIRIT(TM) Hotel Reservation System, powered by CSC Services. 
As part of the
agreement, Lexington Services will process the transactions of Sabre`s current
Direct Request for Hotels customers, which currently are represented in Sabre
under the FX chain code.
The interface will provide Lexington hotel members with one of the highest
levels of connectivity to the Sabre global distribution system (GDS), allowing
Lexington Services properties more flexibility and enhancements on rate
processing and product displays.  The interface will be OTA compliant and will
use XML technology for the transaction processing and product displays.
“We believe the capabilities of Lexington`s SPIRIT reservations technology
will substantially improve the level of support and service to properties
currently under the FX chain code,” said Toby March, vice president of Hotel
Marketing for Sabre
.  “Agents will benefit by receiving instant confirmation
when these properties are booked.”
“SPIRIT`s reservations technology is ideally suited to process
reservations for the FX chaincode,” said Zolon Wilkins III, president of
Lexington Services.  He added, “Sabre is the IT leader for the travel and
transportation industries and their choice validates the acceptance of the
SPIRIT system technology, and establishes Lexington`s position as the premier
provider of central reservations technology for the hotel industry.”

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(22/01/2002) Multi-Systems and Lexington Services Team up to Offer Hotel Reservations Service

(16/08/2001) Lexington Services On Schedule for Migration to Spirit Hotel Reservation System, Powered by CSC Services

(12/12/2001) Lexington Provides Beaver Creek GDS Support




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