Travelers can check flight information, wait times and receive updates on travel booked through Sabre Connected agents
SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Sept. 11, 2007 – Sabre Travel Network today announced the successful launch of Sabre Virtually There mobile services, which brings features found on Virtually There to a leisure or business traveler’s cell phone or other Web-enabled mobile device. These new mobile-services features are the latest enhancements to Sabre’s end-to-end solutions for leisure and corporate agents.
These features include:
• Flight notification alerts for current itineraries, alleviating the need to rely on a computer during travel.
• Expected wait times at TSA security available by specific airport location.
• Assistance to navigate unknown areas with new maps and driving directions delivered to a traveler’s mobile device via MapQuest.
• Local restaurant, city guide and destination information.
• Access to a currency converter tool.
“With the Virtually There tools accessible via mobile devices, travel agents are able to make their customers’ trips as stress-free as possible,” said Greg Webb, chief marketing officer, Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Airline Solutions. “These latest technology enhancements make it even easier for agents to keep travelers up to date and in touch with the latest travel information – helping to build customer loyalty.”
In addition to these features, Virtually There on mobile devices will retain the co-branded information established by individual agencies, with their personalized logo and contact information appearing on the mobile screen. With Virtually There now accessible via mobile devices at www.virtuallythere.com, agents can respond to their clients needs in an even timelier manner, adding even greater value to the quality services they already provide for travelers, resulting in improved customer satisfaction and increased differentiation from competitors.
“We’re resolved to consistently be the market leader in mobile service offerings for leisure and business travel agents and travelers alike,” said Webb. “This is only the tip of the iceberg for Sabre Travel Network’s mobile offerings in the coming months.”
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides the most comprehensive end-to-end solutions for corporate and leisure travel. The Sabre GDS is the foundation for these solutions, providing a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects travel suppliers, including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 50,000 travel agency locations. Currently, Sabre collectively handles over 70 percent of the BTN 100 bookings.
Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include GetThere, for corporate travel reservation technology; Jurni, a consortium of leisure travel agencies providing marketing and promotion services; Nexion, a host agency; SynXis, for hotel reservation management, distribution and technology services; and TRAMS, mid- and back-office solutions and marketing services for travel agencies. Sabre Travel Network also markets TripTailor, a travel wholesaler providing dynamic packaging for the travel agency marketplace.
Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.