TX: Sabre to Invest $37M, Hire 500 for Global HQ Expansion in Westlake
16 Sep, 2016
Governor Greg Abbott announced that Sabre GLBL Inc. will be expanding its headquarters at the Solana development in Westlake, Texas. Sabre is the leading technology services provider to the global travel industry with lines of business including its Travel Network that connects hotels, airlines and other travel suppliers with corporate and leisure travel agents, as well its Airline and Hospitality Solutions that provides technology infrastructure to airlines and hotels worldwide. The project is expected to create at least 500 new jobs and bring over $37 million in capital investment. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant of $5 million has been extended to Sabre.
“Texas is a global destination for world-class enterprises seeking a business-friendly environment,” said Governor Abbott. “I am proud Sabre is continuing to invest in the Lone Star State by expanding their corporate headquarters and creating hundreds of new jobs for hard working Texans. As governor, I will continue to pursue policies that allow companies like Sabre to expand and thrive in the State of Texas.”
“Sabre is proud to call Texas home and our Solana campus generates visits from travel industry executives across the globe who leave with a greater appreciation for the business opportunities in Texas,” Said Tom Klein, CEO of Sabre. “We are grateful for the state’s support of our growth plans as we work to create more great jobs and opportunities.”
“Westlake is very excited to share in this announcement of Sabre GLBL Inc.’s decision to expand in our Town! We are honored by Sabre’s selection of Westlake as the location for this very significant corporate expansion,” Westlake Mayor Laura Wheat said. “Sabre is now one of several top-echelon companies who have chosen to become a part of our community fabric, thus making the Town of Westlake a key employment center for this part of the DFW Metroplex. We extend a warm welcome to Sabre and all of its employees who will soon be working in Westlake - an oasis of natural beauty set amidst an ever expanding urban landscape.”
“Tarrant County is very proud to share in the announcement of Sabre GLBL Inc.’s decision to expand its operations in the Town of Westlake and NE Tarrant County,” Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes said. “This expansion in Westlake will enhance their presence in Tarrant County and bring many new high-level jobs to the area. An organization like Sabre who has a proven record of community involvement and corporate success is another reason that Westlake and NE Tarrant County has become the premier location to live and work in the Metroplex.”
About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.