Sabre takes Expedia technology partnership into Asia

Sabre and Expedia have agreed an expanded technology partnership expanding their reach into Asia.

Travel technology and GDS Sabre is now behind the travel retailer’s online businesses in Singapore and Malaysia.

The expanded agreement enables Expedia to make use of a wide range of technology services provided by Sabre, including online fare search technology and access to global travel supplier content from both Sabre and Asia GDS Abacus, which it part owns.

Greg Schulze, senior vice-president global tour and transport at Expedia, said: “Sabre is a long-standing global partner who has played an important role in helping us grow our scale around the world.

“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.”

Greg Webb, president of Sabre Travel Network, said: “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.

“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.”

Sabre and Expedia first established their partnership in 2005 in North America, and have since expanded into Latin America.

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