Pain points of business travel

October 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 12 October, 2017: Time spent in transit is the most challenging aspect of business travel in Asia-Pacific, says a new report released today by the GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association.

Before anyone says so what, or “tell us something new”,  the Asia-Pacific study identifies other serious gripes dished out by airlines and hotels.

They included complaints that focused on hassles related to the away-from-home work environment,  layovers and  the task of rebooking flights and hotels. Read more

Hotels can sell you an airline ticket

September 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Technology

SINGAPORE, 13 September 2017: Time Design, a global dynamic package solution company,  announced, Tuesday, its integration with Sabre Hospitality Solutions’ SynXis Central Reservations, which will give hotels the ability to offer travel packages direct to guests.

With the integration, global travellers can combine their hotel reservations with airline tickets during a visit to the participating hotels’ websites.

Time Design’s Global Dynamic Package Solution combines real-time availability and prices of both accommodation and transportation including the purchase of international airline tickets. Read more

Rich travel could look poor

August 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Singapore, TRENDING

SINGAPORE, 9 August 2017: Travellers are adopting new ideas on what constitutes luxury travel, according to the latest Sabre study.

Heading for the exit are the flashy logos and conspicuous consumption, replaced by more subtle indulgences, not so showy and not in the face of those who are blessed with less cash.

The trending shows today’s luxury traveller gravitates toward travel that enables them to live out their personal values and fulfill dreams through exclusive experiences. Read more

Sabre names president hospitality

July 27, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Technology

SINGAPORE, 27 July 2017: Sabre Corporation appointed Clinton Anderson, earlier this week, as president of Sabre Hospitality Solutions (SHS), effective 7 August.

He will succeed Alex Alt who has accepted an executive position at another company.

Anderson joined Sabre in 2014, and he currently serves as senior vice president of strategy. Read more

Batik flies with Sabre

July 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Indonesia, News

SINGAPORE, 24 July 2017: Sabre Corporation has confirmed it has secured the first global distribution system (GDS) partnership with Lion Group’s full service Indonesia-based airline subsidiary, Batik Air.

Batik Air’ aims to expand its reach and open new distribution channels through the deal with Sabre.

Indonesia has one of the world’s largest travel markets with a growing economy and affluence, creating an increasingly competitive landscape among local airlines. Read more

Himalaya taps travel agency channel

July 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, South Asia

SINGAPORE, 13 July 2017: Sabre Corporation announced, Tuesday, a new global distribution partnership with Himalaya Airlines.

The partnership will support the airline’s long-term goal to connect Nepal to major cities in Asia and the Middle East.

Currently the airline’s homepage (Where we Fly) identifies daily services to Colombo, Sri Lanka and Doha, Qatar. http://www.himalaya-airlines.com/home. Read more

FareNabber nabs bookings

July 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

SINGAPORE, 4 July 2017: Sabre Corporation launched its new FareNabber API, last week, at Sabre’s TTX innovation conference in Las Vegas.

It will help to empower travel companies to create a smarter, more personalised experience for consumers when shopping for airfares.

In a world where technology is regularly used to automate and simplify common tasks, consumers expect the same experience when shopping for travel. Read more

Sabre names VP airlines

April 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Technology

SINGAPORE, 12 April 2017: Sabre Corporation has appointed Rakesh Narayanan vice president of supplier commerce, Asia Pacific, for Sabre Travel Network, its B2B travel marketplace business.

Reporting to Sabre Travel Network senior vice president of airline commerce, Chris Wilding, Narayanan will lead commercial activities serving Sabre’s Asia Pacific airline customers. Read more

Rembrandt: Sabres and champagne

April 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines

BANGKOK, 10 April 2017: Rembrandt Hotel hosted ‘The Confrerie du Sabre d’Or 2017’ to celebrate the art of sabrage with the Thai chapter of the Confrerie du Sabre d’Or.

Sabrage refers to the skills associated with opening a champagne bottle with the blunt side of the sabre wielded in a single stroke that takes off the bottle lip and cork. Read more

Secrets of data-driven hoteliers

March 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Singapore, TRENDING

SINGAPORE, 17 March 2017: Sabre Hospitality Solutions and Phocuswright released a new research report, Thursday, that evaluates channel optimisation in the hospitality industry.

It identifies critical elements of an effective, future-ready channel strategy that will maximise the ROI of both direct and indirect channels.

This new report, “Channel Optimisation in Hospitality: Secrets of Data-Driven Hoteliers,” claims to  help hoteliers make well-informed, data-driven decisions about their channel strategies and offers insights on consumer trends. Read more

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