Sabre, Expedia® Affiliate Network sign strategic technology agreement

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, July 1, 2014 – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), and Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) have signed a strategic technology agreement in which Expedia Affiliate Network will provide hotel marketing and booking content.

The agreement adds tens of thousands of incremental hotel properties into the Sabre travel marketplace.

EAN also pilot the ‘Zoom and Go’ mobile app, a map-based hotel shopping and booking solution in the Sabre travel marketplace that will integrate fragmented hotel content into an easy-to-use interface, making comparison shopping easier for travel buyers.

“This agreement is a big win for travel buyers,” said Greg Webb, president of Sabre Travel Network. “Now, more hotels than ever before will be able to leverage Sabre’s leading travel marketplace to merchandise their products, property attributes and personalized offerings to travelers.”

Through the Zoom and Go app, EAN will have access to an extensive network of travel buyers who will leverage a wealth of data including, advanced map-based search capabilities to search any destination in the world by street address, neighborhood, airport code and local attractions. In addition, travel buyers can instantly sort search results by chain code, price, amenity and many other criteria to find the perfect hotel quickly.

“Expedia Affiliate Network is pleased to be working with Sabre and believe its expansive travel marketplace paired with the various ways Sabre provides hoteliers to differentiate themselves will be powerful for travel buyers,” Wendy Aird, VP Sales, AMER. "We’re excited to see all the benefits of the Zoom and Go app in action – it will make the travel shopping experience even more dynamic and interactive.”