FORT WORTH, Texas -- Sabre agreed to acquire a 51% interest in
Germany's Dillon Communication Systems, operator of a reservations
system and CRS switch for nearly 5,000 travel agency locations in
Sabre already has about 1,000 direct agency subscribers in
Germany, and is regularly accessed by "the majority" of DCS
subscribers, according to Chris Kroeger, Sabre's senior vice
president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Kroeger acknowledged that some DCS subscribers use the system to
access Amadeus or other CRS systems.
"We'll honor those contracts," he said, but he added they will
also seek to win new Sabre accounts by integrating the Sabre and
DCS is strong in what Kroeger called "local content," such as
ferry services, charters and tours. Users of the system can access
a CRS of their choice for access to global airline and other travel