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SynXis to Unveil a Major Upgrade to the RedX
Distribution Management System at HITEC
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Release continues a year of tremendous
growth in customers and offerings
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SOUTHLAKE, Texas, 15 June –  SynXis, the Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) business that provides reservation management, distribution and technology services for hotels around the world, announced today they are releasing for customer use the newest version of their RedX™ Distribution Management System used by thousands of hotels around the world. 

SynXis designed the RedX™ 5.0 release based on customer feedback and usability testing that has been gathered and conducted over the past year.  Many features have been added or redesigned to meet the needs of SynXis’ growing customer base enabling these hotels to compete even more effectively in the complex world of hotel distribution.  RedX™ users will benefit from quicker and easier navigation, more efficient revenue management capabilities and faster system response times.  At the same time they are launching the new functionally, to accommodate future growth, SynXis is adding a significant amount of hardware, nearly doubling the size of its infrastructure for its web-based applications. 

“SynXis gives its customers many ways to provide feedback on their products and services including an advisory council and user sessions during their annual Customer Forum,” commented Trevor Stuart-Hill, Vice President of Revenue Services at Destination Hotels and Resorts, a longtime SynXis customer.  “This new release is clearly a result of SynXis addressing the needs of their customers.  We continue to be impressed by their drive to remain the innovators in CRS technology.”

In the past 12 months SynXis has added over 700 properties to their customer base, bringing the total number of hotels using a SynXis platform to 7,800, making SynXis the second largest provider of reservation distribution management products and services.  SynXis transactions have grown over 30% since last year.

Kelly Inns, a management and consulting company that owns and operates first-class hotels in the Midwest, is one of the hotel groups that has recently switched to SynXis.  “Our goal was to find a distribution partner that could help our non-branded hotels compete on the same playing field as the brands,” commented Dave Wollman, Regional Director of Kelly Inns Ltd.  “Their implementation team got us off to a great start and we have already seen the results from their many years of experience in this industry.” 

“We have had a remarkable year at SynXis and our 5.0 release signifies another great milestone for the company,” said Scott Brodows, Chief Operating Officer at SynXis.  “Our sales, operations and technology team remain as focused as ever on meeting the needs of our customers, and we look forward to advancing relationships with both existing and new customers going forward.”

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.  SynXis operates full-service call centers in North and South America offering private label reservation services to hotels around the world.   SynXis is the technology source for more than 7,800 hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, and destinations, including, Harrah's, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Destination Hotels & Resorts, and Jumeirah Hotels. 

SynXis' corporate headquarters is in Southlake, Texas, with offices in Denver, Boston and Amsterdam. For more information on SynXis and its products, please call +1-682-606-4000, 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 2005 revenues totaled $2.5 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
clevitt@synxis.com
Tel: 301-960-4428

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