Sabre and Expedia expand tech pact into Asia
By Digital News Asia May 31, 2013
- Expedia’s online business in Singapore and Malaysia now powered by Sabre’s technology
- Includes online fare search technology and access to global travel supplier content from both Sabre and Abacus
TRAVEL technology company Sabre and online travel company Expedia Inc have expanded their global technology partnership into Asia.
Expedia’s online business in Singapore and Malaysia are now powered by Sabre’s technology, providing online shoppers with some of the broadest and most competitively-priced travel options in the region, Sabre said in a statement.
The expanded agreement sees Expedia tap into a wide range of technology services from Sabre, including its online fare search technology and access to global travel supplier content from both Sabre and Abacus, the global distribution provider in Asia, partly owned by Sabre.
The unique combination of technology helps Expedia meet its promise to provide the best travel experience to consumers, Sabre said.
“Sabre is a long-standing global partner which has played an important role in helping us grow our scale around the world,” said Expedia senior vice-president of Global Tour & Transport, Greg Schulze.
“Our partnership in Asia is driven by a mutual desire to provide consumers exactly what they want – access to well-priced travel options, accessible anywhere and everywhere,” he added.
Sabre and Expedia established their partnership in 2005 in North America, and have since expanded into Latin America and now Asia.
“We have large teams around the world whose only job is to obsess over our low fare search algorithms, and they work with partners like Expedia to continuously bring all this technology to the marketplace so consumers always get the best search results,” said Sabre Travel Network president Greg Webb.
“Agencies in Asia tend to be early adopters of technology so it’s perfect for Sabre, Abacus and Expedia to work together to bring emerging technologies to willing travellers,” he added.
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