How has your organisation stayed ahead of the competition this year?
More than ever, Sabre has been taking a global leadership role in the travel industry, investing in programs that foster collaboration and enabling innovation to come to life.
This year, Sabre was recognised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as NDC Level 3 capable as an I.T. provider, announced numerous new partnerships and renewals across the globe, and more recently, presented the first four partners of the Beyond NDC Program, including American Airlines, American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Flight Centre. These partners will help us develop, integrate and test solutions to ensure delivery of seamless, end-to-end capabilities of NDC-enabled offers and orders.
What three factors are critical in bringing your organisation continually forward into the future?
Firstly, our unique position within the travel ecosystem enables us to know what our partners need before they even know they need it.
Secondly, the depth and breadth of our technology platform means we can provide targeted solutions to all of our customers, supporting them with the expertise they need and giving them an edge against the competition.
Thirdly, our people are our biggest asset. They are the driving force behind our innovative solutions that help to power the travel industry. Without our experts, Sabre could not deliver the solutions to its customers, and help propel their business into the future.
What can your trade partners and customers look forward to in doing business with you in 2019?
Sabre continues to be a partner of choice for all members of the travel ecosystem. With long-standing success across the industry, we are committed to leading the development of next-generation retailing, distribution and fulfilment solutions that benefit airlines, travel retailers and consumers. We will leverage IATA’s NDC standards to deploy new APIs and desktop solutions that allow customers to shop and book NDC content alongside traditional content in 2018, and we will also innovate beyond NDC to define the future of intelligent airline retailing. – Todd Arthur, vice president
Credits to Abdul Iyer, Regional director, South-east Asia, Sabre Travel Network (Thailand)