Sabre Teams Up With TravelSky
Sabre announces partnership with China's TravelSky
SOUTHLAKE, Texas - Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company, today announced two new hotel agreements with TravelSky, China's Global Distribution System (GDS) and leading provider of information technology solutions for China's air travel and tourism industries. The new agreements will see Sabre and TravelSky make their hotel content available to each other's agency customers and consumer travelers.
"China's rapidly growing tourism industry, and strong inbound and outbound travel has made it the third largest tourism marketplace in the world, and this is driving greater demand for quality hotel content," said Hans Belle, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Sabre Travel Network.
"Our agreement gives our hotel partners a unique and extremely valuable channel to tap into the burgeoning Chinese marketplace, and provides our agency customers with significantly more choice and efficient access to Chinese hotel properties. TravelSky is a key player in China, and our alliance is an important step towards meeting the needs of travelers from the East and West," said Belle.
The alliance will leverage the combined strengths of Sabre and TravelSky in their respective regions to provide hotels with extended reach, and agencies with more choice and an easy way to shop and book new hotel content:
-- Sabre will add TravelSky's 30,000 Chinese hotel properties to its global distribution system (GDS), making it available to Sabre's 350,000 global agents
-- TravelSky will provide its 7,000 agencies in China with access to shop and book more than 100,000 hotel properties from Sabre's GDS
-- Hotels who use Sabre's SynXis Central Reservations System will be able to work directly with TravelSky travel agencies and leisure travelers in China
"This is an important alliance for us as this hotel content was previously not available to our travel agencies or travelers in China," said Xue Qiang, Vice-President Tour and Transportation Solutions of TravelSky Technology Limited. "This agreement gives our agencies and travelers efficient access to an extensive range of Western properties, and helps both our companies meet our mutual objectives to deliver greater value to customers."
A similar hotel content agreement was also struck between Sabre's Asia Pacific subsidiary Abacus, and TravelSky to share hotel content with its agencies.
Sabre Holdings is a global travel technology company, serving the world's largest industry -- travel and tourism. We provide software to travel agencies, corporations, travelers, airlines, hotels, car, rail, cruise and tour operator companies through our four businesses: Sabre Airline Solutions, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Sabre Travel Network and Travelocity (including lastminute.com and Zuji.com.au).
By delivering innovative travel technology, we make the world a better place. Our innovative technology is used by more than a billion people around the world to plan, book and get to their destination at a time and price that's right for them. We work behind the scenes to make the world a better place, one journey at a time.
Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, Sabre has approximately 10,000 employees in 60 countries around the world. It has large development and customer care centers in the United States, Argentina, India, Philippines, Poland and Uruguay. Sabre has won numerous awards for being a top employer and corporate citizen in Argentina, Brazil, India, Mexico, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Sabre is privately owned by Texas Pacific Group (TPG) and Silver Lake Partners.