In his new role, Mendis will be responsible for the overall Sabre Travel Network business in the Asia Pacific region which will include the newly acquired Abacus business.

The acquisition of Abacus strengthens the global technology provider’s presence in the Asia- Pacific region, where Abacus serves 100,000 travel agents across the region’s 59 markets.

Mendis joins the team following 12 years with Travelocity.com, where he was most recently president of the Americas, until its sale in early 2015 to Expedia.  Mendis was also formally president of Zuji, Travelocity’s Asia Pacific brand, based in Singapore, and prior to that, vice president of Travelocity Partner Network.

Mendis will relocate from Texas, and be based at Sabre’s Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore.