Parent company of Vliegtickets and World Ticket Center
to use Sabre technology to power online website
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 13 January 2014 – Sabre today announced they have been selected as the technology partner for Otravo, a leading online travel agency in the Netherlands.
The agency, and its brands Vliegtickets.nl and World Ticket Center (WTC) which merged in December last year, will now all be powered by Sabre’s online technology.
The new partnership positions Sabre as a leading online technology provider in the Dutch marketplace, and opens up opportunities for Otravo to use Sabre’s technology to differentiate its service, and offer an enhanced shopping and booking experience for travellers.
“We welcome Vliegtickets and WTC to the Sabre family and we look forward to working with them to provide their customers with great technology that is proven to find the lowest fares for travellers”, said Harald Eisenaecher, Senior Vice President Sabre EMEA. “In the past year, significant players like Vliegtickets and WTC have approached us to help them with their technology needs, and our ensuing partnership highlights the strength of our solutions and the dedication we have to meeting our customers’ needs.”
Bob Rus, director Vliegtickets.nl/Otravo, explained: “People from Sabre listened to us. They already have innovative systems running and they really want to make solutions for us.”
Check out this short video for more vox pops, including Greg Webb, President, Sabre; Harald Eisenaecher, Senior Vice President Sabre EMEA; Luc Dethaey, Managing Director, Sabre Benelux; Phillippe De Knijff, director WTC/Otravo; Bob Rus, director Vliegtickets.nl/Otravo.
Vliegtickets.nl was established in 1987 under the name “Montys travel” in Haarlem as a traditional travel agency. In 2005, the brand “Vliegtickets.nl” was launched for their online business in the Netherlands then in 2011 in Belgium.
Today Vliegtickets.nl has 70 employees and is the number two online travel agency in the Netherlands. They were awarded in 2013 the Online Agency with the highest “customer satisfaction”. In 2009 they were selected as the best online travel agency.
WTC.nl (World Ticket Center) has also been successful in the online travel world for many years, with a wide range of travel products. WTC is a multi-channel organisation, which in addition to airline tickets, is also very strong in dynamic packaging, such as holidays, tailor-made trips, and city trips.
Sabre has grown its presence in Benelux over the past year, with offices in Almere (Netherlands) and Groot-Bijgaarden (Belgium), and a new managing Director Luc Dethaey.