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Corporate travel is on the rise in Asia-Pacific: Sabre

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Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider in the global travel industry, has revealed the survey insight from over 70 corporate travel management companies (TMCs) from across Asia Pacific, on latest trends in terms of regional bookings. The survey discloses that as economic growth continues to sweep across the region, more companies are expecting their corporate travel managers for door-to-door travel booking solutions, demanding expense integration and most importantly, to identify cost saving opportunities. “The results of this survey reflect the critical role of TMCs in assuring the business success of their clients. More than ever, members of the travel industry need to work closely together to enable a smooth, relevant shopping experience for the traveller,” said Todd Arthur, Vice President, Sabre Travel Network, Asia Pacific. Almost 7 in 10 (65 per cent) respondents admit they are asked to identify cost savings, and this cost-conscious approach is encouraging travel managers to find new ways to minimize spending. While premium economy continues to gain ground in the region, 1 travel manager in 3 has recorded an increase of close to 5 percent in premium economy bookings over the last year. As travel-related expenses become a central consideration for companies, the survey also reveals that downgrades, shifting reservations from business to economy class, account for close to 40 percent of their bookings. What’s more, almost 1 in 4 have identified a significant increase in their LCC share of volume. The survey also reveals that 32 percent of respondents expect solutions that enable mobile booking capacities will become mainstream within the next two years, but only 10 percent believe that virtual payment solutions will gain widespread acceptance – an unfortunate conclusion, as virtual payments …

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Sabre & IHG join hands to offer optimal tools for hoteliers

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Sabre Corporation has launched Business Travel Services, the new consolidated solution suite from Sabre Hospitality Solutions offering hoteliers easy-to-use tools with time-saving automation and simplified processes, access to industry insights and expert guidance, unlimited access to travel management companies and consortia partners – all in one place. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is set to be one of the first hotel companies to use this solution. Business Travel Services will be available to hoteliers of all sizes from summer 2019. The suite will consist of three historically separate elements that connect both sides of the corporate market – Nexus platform: A system of record for hotel groups used to manage all corporate contracts, sales performance and planning across teams and properties. Sabre Hotel RFP: An exclusive lead-generation tool that manages corporate business travel for more than 2,700 of the most travelled companies in the world. Corporate travel buyers make bids for properties to accept. Consortia Services: A tool that provides access and services to hotels looking to complete submissions to the top 30 consortia programmes. “As we listened to customers, it was clear there was a need for a more holistic approach to corporate hotel bookings,” said Clinton Anderson, President, Sabre Hospitality Solutions. “By combining our existing offerings and collaborating with IHG to further develop this solution suite, we will provide hoteliers, from enterprise to independent, the opportunity to make their rates available to a much broader audience.” “IHG has a long history of digital and technological innovation – and we’re currently rolling out our own hotel management tool, IHG Concerto, which allows us to partner with a range of solution providers. So, choosing to work with Sabre as an early adopter of their …

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Sabre unveils secure transaction tool for CTM Singapore

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Sabre Corporation has launched Sabre Virtual Payments for Corporate Travel Management (CTM) Singapore, in partnership with virtual card technology provider Conferma. The tool is an innovative solution that offers peace of mind to help make secure, corporate travel-related transactions. “In addition to supporting compliance, Sabre Virtual Payments is a tremendous asset for corporate travel management companies looking to optimise their reporting capabilities. The platform enables rich data capturing, helps to better manage revenue and facilitates compliance for all parties involved in the transaction,” said Eugene Tan, General Manager, Corporate Travel Management Singapore. “We improved our booking efficiency by 30 to 40 percent while driving revenue growth,” he added. Available through Sabre’s corporate booking tool GetThere and the new Sabre Red Workspace, Sabre Virtual Payments provides agents and travel management companies (TMCs) with the capacity to issue single-purpose virtual cards for air, hotel, and agency fee payments. The virtual cards are sent directly to the traveller’s mobile via TripCase and are attributed to a unique transaction. The technology generates a simple, single form of payment which is recorded in a safe, traceable and efficient manner through a protected distribution channel, helping to ensure secure transactions and reducing third party access to sensitive credit details. “With this solution, Sabre delivers an innovative tool that addresses the need for simple, safe and reliable transactions to take place between agents, travellers and suppliers,” said Jason Toothman, Vice President Global Accounts, Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific. Rapidly adapting to the rise in mobile transactions across Asia Pacific, Sabre Virtual Payments enables agency and corporate subscribers to choose from over 30 banking partners. The solution is currently available to agents and TMCs in Australia, Hong Kong, …

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Sabre joins hands with Scoot-Tiger Airways

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Sabre Corporation has joined hands for a new global distribution partnership with Scoot-Tigerair. This partnership is in line with Scoot-Tigerair’s vision to bring affordable flight options and seamless customer experience for passengers around the world. Sabre’s technology will enable Scoot-Tigerair to maximise its reach through the Sabre Travel Marketplace, connecting them to more than 425,000 travel agents globally. “Low-cost carriers (LCCs) are the biggest growth drivers in the region. This trend is likely to continue as countries in the region experience rising incomes and a propensity for short- to mid-haul travel. Airlines like Scoot-Tigerair are expanding their reach rapidly to cover destinations across the region to keep up with traveller demands. As one of the first LCCs in the region, we are honoured to work with Scoot-Tigerair, and our technology will allow them to compete more effectively in a very competitive environment,” said Rakesh Narayanan, Vice President of Supplier Commerce, Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific. Effective from May 2017, Scoot-Tigerair’s fares and ancillary offerings will be available to Sabre travel agents globally, allowing them to choose the most cost-efficient routes and packages for their customers.

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Simplifying business travel experience is vital, states Sabre and Egencia anaylsis report

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Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, and Egencia, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc., have released analysis and recommendations on ways companies can support their business travellers through focusing on the perks and travel policies. The joint whitepaper titled, “The Year of the Business Traveller: Four keys to utilising data to support road warriors in 2017”, states that based on Sabre’s global air, hotel and ancillary booking data, companies have the opportunity to increase traveller satisfaction in several areas, and can simplify the experience for all frequent travellers with fairly minor updates to their programmes. “Smart businesses can leverage travel insights in more creative ways to strengthen corporate programmes, while making trips more productive and travellers more satisfied. With the data, we have today, the strategic approach is simplifying the travel experience by putting the business traveller first,” said Wade Jones, interim President of Sabre Travel Network. “Business travel is projected to reach $1.6 trillion by 2020. Historically, as spend increases, companies increase their travel policy constraints. Egencia helps clients drive compliance without mandates, without constraints.  We do this by focusing on the business traveller, by offering solutions that guide efficient decisions without sacrificing choice,” said Rob Greyber, President of Egencia.

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Sabre ‘SafePoint’ for business travellers

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Sabre Corporation has launched a new mobile care solution tool called SafePoint  to help business travellers monitor business trips in a hassle-free manner. The announcement was made at the GBTA Convention 2016. Sabre selected iJET International as the exclusive provider of travel and security intelligence to SafePoint . The traveller during his trips will be automatically notified via the TripCase mobile app, through SMS, and email on the details about the destination.

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