Experienced travel industry executive to drive growth for Sabre in Europe
HAMBURG, Germany, June, 10, 2014 – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has appointed Carsten Schaeffer as Senior Director of Sabre Travel Network, Central Europe.
Schaeffer will lead Sabre’s travel agency business in the central European region, covering Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Nordic countries and Poland. In this high growth region for Sabre, he is responsible for generating new business and delivering ongoing value to Sabre’s existing agency customer base.
He joins Sabre with more than two decades of airline, tourism, marketing and sales experience primarily gained from Lufthansa, where he has held several leadership positions including Managing Director of Miles & More International, and most recently as Vice President Sales & Services, Southeast Europe, Middle East, Africa.
“Carsten Schaeffer is an experienced leader with deep insights and knowledge of the travel industry in Europe, and a track record for driving commerical growth and expansion,” said Harald Eisenächer, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Sabre Travel Network. “He brings a fresh perspective, and a passion for helping customers succeed through the use of innovative technology solutions.”
Sabre® is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, such as passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, and flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, processing over $100 billion of estimated travel spend in 2013 by connecting travel suppliers to their most valued customers, the business traveler. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world.