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 SynXis Hires Industry Veteran Patrick Andrès
to Lead Expansion in Asia Pacific
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Based in Singapore Andrès will oversee sales and
operations to support growing customer base 
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SOUTHLAKE, Texas, 01 February – SynXis, the Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) business that provides hotel reservation management, distribution and technology services globally, announced today that 20-year industry veteran Patrick Andrès has been hired as General Manager of SynXis in Asia Pacific and will be based in their Singapore office.  Andrès’ appointment and the expansion of operations in the region will support the continued growth in the region and will also help properties better understand the distribution landscape while taking full advantage of the automation offered by SynXis.

Andrès’ well-rounded experience includes positions at the hotel level, in hospitality automation and electronic distribution.  While based in Hong Kong, Andrès oversaw the North-Asia region of Micros-Fidelio for much of the 1990’s and recently served as Director of Business Development for Expedia Travel focusing on building and implement two-way interfaces between central reservation systems and Expedia sites.  Prior to joining SynXis he served as a member of the Information Technology team at the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

“I have followed SynXis for many years and have always been impressed with their technology and their customer base,” said Andrès.  “I am excited to use my experience in the fields of technology and electronic distribution to increase our presence in Asia Pacific while helping to drive distribution for the existing properties.”

“We have made great strides in the APAC market with recent sales to Peninsula Hotels and Millennium Copthorne and we felt the time was right to have dedicated sales and operations in that region,” said David Meltzer, Vice President of Sales for SynXis. “Patrick has great experience in the hospitality technology field and he is a great addition to our team.” 

Andrès received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa and has been a frequent spokesperson at industry events as well as a guest lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Department of Hotel and Tourism Management during his years in Asia.

About SynXis® 
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 8,400 hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, and destinations, including, Harrah's, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Millennium Copthorne, Destination Hotels & Resorts, and Jumeirah Hotels. 

SynXis' corporate headquarters is in Southlake, Texas, with offices in Denver, Boston, Amsterdam, Singapore and Montevideo. 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
Carol.Levitt@synxis.com
Tel: 301-960-4428

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