Dadabhai Travel eyes APAC and Middle East expansion with Sabre

Leading travel agency continues strategic partnership with travel technology pioneer

Dadabhai Travel, one of the Middle East’s most prominent travel management companies (TMCs), has renewed an exclusive agreement with global travel technology company Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) to continue facilitating travel through its industry-leading platform.   Dadabhai Travel has been using Sabre technology exclusively for more than ten years, which has helped expand its presence in the Middle East while delivering a superior service to its corporate customers.  The TMC now plans to broaden its offerings to customers across other markets in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.   “Dadabhai has proven its position as a leading regional travel company,” said Roshan Mendis, Sabre Travel Network senior vice president, EMEA and APAC.  “By providing customers access to competitive travel products and services, it has successfully transformed from a Bahrain-based travel agency into a strong regional player.  The company now has a clear roadmap and is rapidly expanding into a number of exciting areas of the Middle East.   With Sabre’s substantial network in the region, we are best-placed to help the company scale and expand through the latest technology and consultancy.  It’s an exciting collaboration and we look forward to a continuing partnership with Dadabhai to provide a seamless travel experience to customers across the continent.”   In the past three years, Dadabhai Travel has increased its footprint across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries opening several new offices across the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing its total to 17 bases across the region.   “Sabre’s solutions and leadership in areas such as mobile, personalization and data have helped us achieve our ambitious expansion plans and successfully fulfil increasing traveler expectations over the past decade,” said Aziz Gilitwala, managing director Dadabhai Travel. “As we continue our expansion into GCC and APAC countries, we will rely on Sabre’s technology and global expertise to help us perform effectively and efficiently.  Sabre is an innovative, trusted and vital supplier to us and we have become more competitive and relevant in the market with its support.”   This renewal provides Dadabhai Travel with continued access to Sabre’s portfolio of innovative technology across the region, including its industry-leading Sabre Red Workspace agency solution and the latest mobile, data analytics, personalization and automation capabilities.  Using this technology, Dadabhai Travel is able to differentiate its offerings, compete more effectively and grow faster in the regions it serves. It also fulfils its commitment to enrich the customer experience through unrivalled service levels.   Sabre’s travel marketplace plays an important role in facilitating the marketing and sale of airfares, hotel rooms, rental cars, rail tickets and other types of travel to more than 425,000 travel agents and thousands of corporations who use it to shop, book and manage travel.  It is one of the world’s largest marketplaces, processing over US$120 billion in estimated travel spend each year.   ###   About Dadabhai Travel: Established in 1981, Dadabhai Travel is the current market leader and the top performing travel agency in Bahrain. Recently, Dadabhai expanded its offices in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and has further expansion plans in the region /globally   About Sabre Corporation: Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than $120 billion of estimated travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.     Media contact: Fatin Said 0097317201054