Agreement ensures full United content in Sabre Global Distribution System
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Nov. 20, 2008 – Sabre Travel Network announced today that United Airlines has signed a two-year extension of their current full-content agreement.
Through the extension of the distribution agreement with Sabre Travel Network, all United published fares and inventory will be available for subscribers of the Sabre global distribution system (GDS), including online and offline travel agencies. This includes published fares that the airline sells through any third-party Web site and through its own Web site and reservation offices.
“This mutually beneficial agreement shows that United Airlines believes in the value of this distribution channel and the current GDS model, that’s why they are in the Sabre GDS today and why they want to continue that participation,” said Hugh Jones, chief operating officer, Sabre Travel Network. “This agreement extension assures all Sabre Connected travel agents that they will have efficient access to United’s full content for quite some time.”
United’s current distribution agreement with Sabre Travel Network was set to expire in 2011. The extension signed today keeps the full content distribution agreement in place until 2013.
The Sabre GDS provides the most efficient and balanced solution for everyone in the travel industry.
“Sabre is the only GDS that continues to develop and evolve options that help combine new revenue generation with customer service and efficiency,” Jones said.
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides the most comprehensive end-to-end solutions for corporate and leisure travel. The Sabre GDS is the foundation for these solutions, providing a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects travel suppliers, including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 55,000 travel agency locations. Currently, Sabre collectively handles over 70 percent of the BTN 100 bookings.
Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include GetThere, for corporate travel reservation technology; Nexion, a host agency; SynXis, for hotel reservation management, distribution and technology services; E-site marketing, specializing in online business solutions exclusively for the hospitality industry TRAMS, mid- and back-office solutions and marketing services for travel agencies; and TRAMS Marketing Alliance (TMA), a marketing promotions services for leisure travel agencies. Sabre Travel Network also markets TripTailor Vacations, a travel wholesaler providing dynamic packaging for the travel agency marketplace.
Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com