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Sabre, First GDS to Integrate OuiGo Essentiel of SNCF in France

  • The low-cost train service by SNCF Voyageurs, OUIGO, is designed to offer a straightforward travel experience tailored for travellers seeking affordable journeys across France.
  • With Sabre Rail 2.0, agencies connected to Sabre can now compare and include OUIGO Essentiel offers, thereby expanding the travel choices available to their clients.

Paris, France – July 28, 2024 – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, and SNCF Voyageurs (the French national railway system) have announced the inclusion of OUIGO Essentiel in Sabre’s Rail 2.0. This makes Sabre the first GDS to provide its connected travel agencies access to this economical rail service, designed for a simplified travel experience.

Ideal for travellers looking to save on train journeys across France, OUIGO Essentiel offers a simple formula, enabling efficient and affordable travel for all. Designed for simplicity, it offers a single class of seating and a range of optional services, making it an efficient and economical choice for train travel across France.

This announcement follows the recent renewal of the 25-year strategic distribution agreement between SNCF and Sabre, underscoring Sabre’s long-term commitment to the development of train travel in France and its close collaboration with SNCF Voyageurs.

“The longstanding collaboration between SNCF Voyageurs and Sabre has yielded visible results. Being the first GDS to offer OuiGo Essentiel content to its agencies demonstrates our commitment to leading in bespoke solutions for clients in the French rail market,” said Martin Danzl, Director EMEA & APAC Lodging & Rail Supply, at Sabre.

The long-term collaboration will see the future introduction of SNCF Voyageurs’ OUIGO Plus on the Sabre platform. OUIGO Plus will offer additional amenities, including extra luggage, seat selection, on-board Wi-Fi, and access to OUIFUN, OUIGO’s entertainment service.

Frédéric Laurent-Miel, Director of Enterprises and Agencies at SNCF Voyageurs, commented: “We are delighted to strengthen our cooperation with Sabre to continuously enhance train travel in France. Making OUIGO Essentiel available on Sabre’s platform is a significant step in optimising the provision of our low-cost services to travellers. Sabre has been an invaluable ally in helping us achieve our goals of making train travel more accessible and efficient.”

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About Sabre Corporation

Sabre Corporation is a software and technology company that takes on the biggest opportunities and solves the most complex challenges in travel. The Company connects travel suppliers and buyers around the globe and across the ecosystem through innovative products and next-generation technology solutions. Sabre harnesses speed, scale and insights to build tomorrow’s technology today – empowering airlines, hoteliers, agencies and other partners to retail, distribute and fulfill travel worldwide. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information visit www.sabre.com.

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