Online travel leader to drive growth in one of Latin America’s most dynamic markets
MEXICO, June 5, 2014 – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has appointed Salim Arkuch as general manager for Sabre Travel Network in Mexico. In this role, Arkuch will lead Sabre’s travel agency and corporate business in Mexico, and be responsible for growing and maintaining trusted partnerships with customers.
Arkuch has more than a decade of experience in business development, sales, marketing, and revenue management. He most recently served as a vice president of product for regional online travel agency BestDay.com. There he was responsible for designing B2B and B2C strategies for global hotel commerce and merchandising. He also worked on the VisitMexico Tourism Board’s branding and marketing executions in world markets. He also spent eight years at Grupo Posadas’ subsidiary in Mexico, in a number of different roles.
Based in Sabre’s office in Mexico City, Arkuch will lead an organization of more than 80 employees in sales and account management, IT consultancy, and technology implementation. He will also lead the company’s trade association efforts.
“Salim Arkuchwill lead Sabre’s efforts and focus on IT development in one of the fastest growing travel destinations in Latin America,” said Julia De Jesús, vice president for Sabre Travel Network in Mexico, northern Latin America and The Caribbean. “His wealth of technology, travel and e-commerce experience will ensure that Sabre continues to play an important role in the ongoing growth of Mexico’s travel industry by delivering innovative mobile solutions, data-driven business insights, and other technology products to help our customers succeed.”
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.