Sabre

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Sabre brings in ex CWT CEO and Travelport exec Kurt Ekert as president
By Kevin May | December 15, 2021
Dave Shirk will also step down as president of the Travel Solutions arm of the business. He will continue to serve as a senior advisor to Menke and Ekert through 2022. Read More
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Amadeus touts cloud benefits for travel
By Linda Fox | December 7, 2021
The partnership with Microsoft was positioned as a move to the cloud within three to five years as well as collaboration on new products and services through an innovation program. Read More
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American Express GBT will go public via SPAC at $5.3B valuation
By Mitra Sorrells | December 3, 2021
The transaction, expected to close in the first half of 2022, is expected to provide up to $1.2 billion of gross proceeds, of which $335 million is fully committed from new investors including... Read More
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Sabre highlights agency recovery strategies, tech investment priorities
By Linda Fox | December 3, 2021
The top five strategies being followed by agencies, as they look to recover, include personalized bundles for travelers, targeting higher yield customers and investing in new technology. Read More
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Marriott joins IHG on Amadeus reservations platform
By Linda Fox | November 18, 2021
Amadeus announced IHG as the launch partner for the technology in 2015 and hoped to bring on similar enterprise level companies to create a community platform in the ensuing years. Read More
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American Airlines fails to stop Sabre from using new display
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | November 4, 2021
The airline sued Sabre in June, contending that its New Airline Storefront, which the GDS developed with Delta, biases search results toward Delta in violation of Sabre's contract with American.  Read More
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Sabre third-quarter revenues more than double, losses drop significantly
By Kevin May | November 2, 2021
The company says it will narrow its product portfolio and intensify focus on the core customer revenue-generating retailing, distribution and fulfillment units. Read More
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Sabre offloads AirCentre airline operations to CAE for $392M
By Jill Menze | October 29, 2021
The $392.5 million agreement includes the Sabre AirCentre product portfolio, related technology and intellectual property as well as a transfer of AirCentre’s 500-person workforce to CAE. Read More
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Airline execs push back on tech naivete claims
By Linda Fox | October 26, 2021
Airline industry figures believe carriers are moving to modern technology such as cloud as they look to match the experience of online retailers. Read More
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What's next for NDC: Content investment and innovation
By Adam Knights - ATPI | September 15, 2021
NDC might be viewed as a quiet storm that TMCs must prepare for as part of their role in offering content from multiple airline sources. Read More
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Lufthansa and Travelport champion NDC with new distribution agreement
By Linda Fox | September 14, 2021
The launch of the long-term agreement will be in the first half of 2022 as both the airline and Travelport continue to develop functionality around the NDC technology standard. Read More
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The hurdles in the way of NDC critical mass
By Linda Fox | September 13, 2021
Amadeus says there will be a number of years of transition before NDC gets to critical mass. Read More
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Sabre revenues less than half of 2019 levels despite some travel resuming
By Kevin May | August 3, 2021
Revenues in the second quarter of 2019 were $1 billion, compared to $400 million this quarter, an indication of how far the distribtion and tech supplier still has to go before it reachs pre-pandemic... Read More
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Will standardized rentals work for business travelers?
By Mitra Sorrells | August 2, 2021
A subset of alternative accommodations - ones that provide a standardized experience for travelers - could become more popular with business travelers coming out of the pandemic. Read More
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Regulator ends antitrust probe into Sabre and Amadeus over air distribution deals
By Kevin May | July 20, 2021
The European Commission unveiled a formal review into agreements between airlines and two of the air industry's global distribution systems in November 2018. Read More