Singapore, 13 November 2008 – From this November, Abacus-connected travel agents
will have even greater access to the most up-to-date airfare content available with a further
upgrade to Abacus SmartPrice, the major airfare pricing system from Abacus International.
Taking effect from today, the updated Abacus SmartPrice will enhance the workflow experience
of Abacus-connected agents with improved functionality for non-PNR pricing and more accurate
and robust fare and tax information.

The changes will also provide travel agents greater access to historical pricing data, now
reaching back two years, as well as displaying tax information in a standardised display,
making tax inclusions more user-friendly and easier to understand. This upgrade translates to
higher productivity, improved accuracy, more efficiency and faster speed for Abacus-connected

Mr Brett Henry, Vice President of Agency Marketing, Abacus International, explains that the
upgrade to Abacus SmartPrice, along with Abacus FareX, is part of Abacus’ commitment to
developing point-of-sale solutions that work in an integrated manner to increase agency
efficiency and find consumers the best offers.

"With the current volatility in the travel industry, having access to the full fare ‘picture’ including
pricing history as well as the broadest selection of current offerings, will provide agents with the
edge to not only service their clients quickly and efficiently, but to be sure they are sourcing the
best available fares without hesitation," says Mr Henry.

Mr Henry says the current upgrade follows closely the real-time, point-of-sale updates for
negotiated fares that were included in the recently enhanced Abacus Whiz.

For travel agents in The Republic of Korea, the latest upgrade brings the added benefit of the
inclusion of the Net Remit Scheme (3E). This solution automatically prices and tickets each fare,
ensuring agents can meet the airlines’ net ticketing and reporting requirements in that market.

Release Date : 13 November 2008
Release Time : For immediate release
Contact Person : Linda Koh
Director, Corporate and Marketing Communications
Contact No. : (65) 6426 0616
ANR No. : 22/2008

This latest round of changes to Abacus SmartPrice follows an upgrade released in July this year
that takes advantage of a new fares updating schedule from airline fare vendor ATPCO that
includes three additional updates of airfare and rule data per day.
The upgrade to Abacus SmartPrice, along with a comprehensive training session, will be
available from 18 November 2008.

About Abacus International
Singapore-based Abacus International is the Asia-Pacific's leading travel facilitator with more
than 15,000 travel agency locations in 25 markets. With 20 years of experience in fusing
international best practices and local expertise with global and local partnerships, Abacus
provides travel information and reservations specifically tailored to the Asia-Pacific region.
Abacus International is owned by Sabre and a consortium of Asia's leading airlines including
All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Airways, Garuda Indonesia,
Dragonair, Philippine Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, SilkAir and Singapore
Airlines. Sabre is the global leader in the electronic distribution of travel and travel related
More information on Abacus can be found at

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