Posted October 29, 2015

Even Without Abacus Acquisition, Sabre Bookings Surged In Q3

Sabre reported a nearly 30 percent year-over-year rise in global distribution system bookings for the three months ending Sept. 30, though much of that stemmed from the July 1 completion of its Abacus acquisition. Stripping out its now wholly owned Asia/Pacific distribution business, Sabre Travel Network reported a 6.5 percent year-over-year rise in bookings worldwide, including a 6 percent increase in North America bookings. Read More »
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Posted September 24, 2015

Report: Lufthansa GDS Bookings Down In September

Even before the Lufthansa Group began levying a €16 surcharge for global distribution system bookings on Sept. 1, some travel agencies and travel buyers reported that they intended to book away from the carrier. A Tnooz report published today, citing a "highly confidential document" circulating among Sabre Travel Network executives, shows Lufthansa Group carrier bookings, at least in the GDS, have indeed taken a hit in the first two weeks of September. Read More »
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Posted February 18, 2015

Sabre's 'Soft' Quarter For GDS Business Should Make Way For 2015 Gains

Sabre Travel Network's fourth-quarter revenue declined modestly year over year, but that was more than offset by gains in the firm's growing Airline and Hospitality Solutions business, according to financial results released Wednesday. Read More »
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Posted December 4, 2014

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Posted November 11, 2014

Sabre Lowers 2014 GDS Growth Rate Expectations, But Agency Wins Foretell Bounce-Back

With new agency locations signed—more than its competitors combined, Sabre claimed—and general booking trends looking up, the GDS operator exuded optimism about longer-term booking growth, according to executive comments delivered Tuesday during an earnings call with analysts. Read More »
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Posted August 11, 2014
Greg Webb

INTERVIEW: Sabre's Greg Webb And Yannis Karmis

Los Angeles - The Beat's David Jonas recently caught up here with Sabre Travel Network president Greg Webb and Yannis Karmis, vice president for STN's Global Corporate Solutions group, established in February. Read More »
Posted August 7, 2014

Sabre Posts Earnings Improvement For Core Businesses, Expects 'Modest' Bookings Growth

Sabre for the quarter ending June 30 reported growth in its core airline and hospitality IT and Sabre Travel Network businesses. Read More »
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Posted August 1, 2013

Sabre Wants to Convert, Not Just Capture, 'Open' Bookings

Concur has Open Booking. KDS has Maverick. Now, enter Sabre, which this week staked a claim in the emerging business of small-o, small-b open booking with TruTrip. Read More »
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Posted June 20, 2013

Sabre Merchandizing Plans Include Seat Maps Displaying Variable Air Fees

Sabre Travel Network is planning in late 2013 to activate its "next generation of present day seat maps," enabling carriers to charge "varying fees for seats in the same cabin depending on their perceived desirability," according to information obtained by The Beat. Read More »
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Posted April 25, 2013 - Phoenix

Sabre, United Work Toward Traveler-Authenticated Seat Sales

Among the goals of the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability is informing airlines who is shopping through third-party distributors and allowing carriers to tailor offers based on personal attributes. United Airlines and Sabre, however, are not waiting for those standards to emerge to deliver traveler-authenticated shopping for the carrier's premium-economy product. Read More »
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