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Tom Klein To Succeed Gilliland As Sabre CEO

Sabre Holdings on Thursday announced that president Tom Klein would succeed Sam Gilliand as CEO. Klein also will retain his duties as president, which he assumed in 2010, while Gilliland continues to serve on Sabre's board. Klein has been with Sabre for more than 20 years.

Sabre Seeing Continued Strong Growth In Demand

Sabre's worldwide distribution segments this year are up on a year-over-year basis, ranging from low-single-digit percentage growth rates in the United States to a peak of nearly 20 percent in Latin America, according to chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland.

At The Beat Live, The 'ROI Is A Given'

Join us Sept. 10-12 in Nashville at The Beat Live, featuring keynote presentations with Q&A from Sabre Holdings chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland and American Express Global Business Travel president Kim Goodman.
INTERVIEW: Sabre Holdings Chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland

INTERVIEW: Sabre Holdings Chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland

Sabre Holdings Chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland last week here during The Beat Live occupied the Hot Seat and fielded questions on topics ranging from distribution financial models to what keeps him up at night.

Gilliland: New DOT Proposal Appears 'Difficult' To Implement

Thrice qualifying his comments as lacking the benefit of personal communications with the Department of Transportation, Sam Gilliland on Wednesday said DOT may be giving him more than he asked for when the Sabre Holdings chairman and CEO last year petitioned the Department to "mandate" that airlines list ancillary products in GDSs.
INTERVIEW: Sabre Chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland

INTERVIEW: Sabre Chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland

With his May appointment to the United States Secretary of Commerce's Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Sabre Holdings chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland now is thinking a lot more than before about the intersection of government and industry. Normally a "strong believer that government shouldn't get much done," Gilliland has tweaked that approach this year in light of economic trends facing the travel industry. Speaking to a National Business Travel Association convention general session last week
INTERVIEW: Sabre President and CEO Sam Gilliland

INTERVIEW: Sabre President and CEO Sam Gilliland

Investors affiliated with Silver Lake and TPG in late March closed their acquisition of Sabre Holdings, and some have commented on how little seems to have changed for Sabre. That includes the person running the company, president and CEO Sam Gilliland, who met with The Beat's Jay Campbell last month. Gilliland touched on such topics as private-equity ownership, technology development and industry competition--including channel conflict. An excerpt of the

Glassdoor: Amex Perceived Well By Employees, Travelport Not So Much

THE BEAT SHEET: Debit Memos; Sabre Odds And Ends; TMCs' Big Boasts

Gilliland: What Airlines Need Is A Chief Merchandising Officer

Sabre Holdings Chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland, speaking at The Beat Live in Austin Wednesday, suggested that airlines need to appoint a Chief Merchandising Officer in order to manage the continued onslaught of new fees (or revenues depending on your perspective) that the airlines themselves are developing.