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SynXis Chosen by Orient-Express Hotels
for Distribution Services
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Worldwide Luxury Hotel Company Switches their 35 Properties
to the RedX™ Distribution Management System
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SOUTHLAKE, Texas, 04 January 2007 – SynXis, the Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) business that provides hotel reservation management, distribution and technology services globally, announced today that Orient-Express Hotels has switched to the RedX Distribution Management System for their 35 properties located around the world.  They have selected RedX to consolidate the management of all channels including GDS, IDS, direct calls to their multiple call centers and bookings coming from their own website.  RedXconnects their properties to thousands of travel agents and millions of consumers shopping online; properties are represented under the OE chain code.

RedX will enable all Orient-Express Hotels to make real-time rate and availability changes for any of their properties from any location with Internet access. This direct control allows the hotels to quickly react to market changes, and implement new promotions on the fly.  Orient-Express will gain seamless connectivity to more electronic distribution channels than ever before, and will have the opportunity to strengthen their own branded website with multi-property search and guest profile capabilities.

Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises (www.orient-express.com) is a hotel and leisure company providing luxury travel experiences for discerning travelers in areas of outstanding cultural, historic or recreational interest.  Founded in 1976 when the company acquired Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Orient-Express owns or has investments in 49 businesses: 39 highly individual hotels, two restaurants, six tourist trains and two river cruise operations and operates in 25 countries worldwide. 

“We were impressed with the technology behind RedX.  The web based system makes it easy to deploy for our multiple call centers which provides consistency and enables our agents to all use the same reservation tools,” said Brian Tickle, Director, eCommerce for Orient-Express.  “It was also important for us that SynXis has the full support of Sabre Holdings behind them.  This gives us the confidence that we will be partners well into the future.” 

“Orient-Express is known in the industry for having extremely high standards for their properties and services,” said David Meltzer, Vice President of Sales for SynXis. “We are thrilled to be chosen by such a prestigious group and look forward to exceeding their expectations.” 

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 8,200 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, Amsterdam, 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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