Source: Sabre Vet Alvis Departs

We're told Scott Alvis left his job as president and general manager of Sabre Holdings' hotel reservations system provider SynXis, although a spokesman declined to comment. It's not known whether the decision was his or was related to Sabre's December layoffs, which did include some senior-level posts. Alvis had been with Sabre for nearly 19 years, following two years at American Airlines, according to his LinkedIn profile. [more]

Acquired by Sabre in 2005, SynXis as of last summer was "growing like crazy and a lot with international customers," Sabre chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland told The Beat. "That's a case where the tech platform is so much better than any other offering out there today. We have grown share and sales dramatically. We started small there and were focused on the smaller end of the market. We have moved up-market much more quickly than I would have ever imagined, and we're hopeful we'll see some big brands take advantage of that technology, too."