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SynXis Appoints Industry Veteran as Vice President of Sales
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David Meltzer, former Vice President for Car & Hotel Distribution for the
Sabre Travel Network selected to lead the Global Sales Team at SynXis
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SOUTHLAKE, TX – NOVEMBER 4.  SynXis today announced that David S. Meltzer has been appointed Vice President of Sales for SynXis, the Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) business that provides reservation management, distribution and technology services for hotels. 

In his role as vice president of Sales, Meltzer is responsible for leading the global sales team for SynXis.  Through the SynXis RedX™ Distribution Management System, hotel properties are able to seamlessly sell through global distribution systems (GDSs), as well as over 1,200 third party Internet travel sites, hotel reservation offices/central reservation centers and their own hotel website.

Meltzer joins SynXis from Sabre Travel Network, where he was most recently acting Vice President for Car and Hotel Distribution.  Prior to holding that position, Meltzer was Director of Global Accounts and Operations, responsible for hotel distribution and service for Sabre’s 65,000 hotel customers.  Prior to joining Sabre Travel Network in 2002, Meltzer held positions in hotel operations, revenue management and sales at both the corporate and property level.

“David brings a well rounded background and understanding to the hotel industry that will benefit SynXis and its hotel customers,” said Bill Nicholson, President and General Manager at SynXis.  “His property level experience combined with his distribution expertise will benefit the entire SynXis organization and further our ability to grow and service our customer base.”

Meltzer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the American University in Washington, D.C. and a Master of Management in Hospitality at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. 

“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the sales effort for SynXis worldwide,” said David Meltzer, vice president of Sales, SynXis Corporation.  “I look forward to significantly building on the marketplace traction SynXis has gained over the past year since being acquired by Sabre Holdings.”

About SynXis® Corporation

SynXis, a Sabre Holdings company, enables hotels to maximize revenue and reduce costs through innovative, market-driven technology combined with outstanding customized support. The RedX™ Distribution Management System, at the solution’s core, empowers hotel operators to consolidate and manage hotel inventory from all sources—seamless GDS connectivity, popular Internet travel sites, private-label central reservations systems, and full-service hotel Web sites. It also helps hotels build revenue by enabling them to independently manage each distribution channel from one easy-to-use control center. All of these reservations can connect directly with the PMS. SynXis is the technology source for more than 7,000 hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, and destinations, including, Harrah’s, Vantis, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Destination Hotels & Resorts, and Jumeirah Hotels. 

SynXis’ corporate headquarters is in Southlake, TX, with offices in Denver, Boston and Amsterdam. For more information on SynXis and its products, please call 303-595-2500, e-mail info@synxis.com, or visit our Web site at www.synxis.com

About Sabre Holdings Corporation

Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. Sabre Holdings supports travelers, travel agents, corporations, government agencies and travel suppliers through its companies: Travelocity, Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Airline Solutions. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, the company has approximately 9,000 employees in 45 countries. Full year 2004 revenues totaled $2.1 billion. Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TSG. More information is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.

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Contact:

Carol C. Levitt
Director, Marketing & Communications
SynXis Corporation
7926 Jones Branch Drive, Ste. 1000
McLean, VA  22102
301-960-4428
clevitt@synxis.com
www.synxis.com

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