Sabre’s Summit 2014 in Brazil features new technology, insights to lead corporate travel growth and mobility

Sao Paulo – Nov. 13, 2014 – On Tuesday, November 18, Sabre hosts the fourth edition of its annual technology conference for business travel in Latin America. With a focus on latest innovations, insights, panels and interactive workshops, Summit 2014 in Sao Paulo will present technology and industry thought leadership that helps to optimize corporations’ travel programs, while delivering a personalized experience to their travelers. Sabre’s Summit 2014 will highlight and explore today’s opportunities for business travel in global and emerging markets as Brazil, with a focus on technology data, and traveler experience. The event, held at the Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo, aims to provide travel managers with a comprehensive set of best practices. In a spotlight panel, the adoption of technology will be also featured by cases from leading companies in auto, electronics and consultancy industries operating Brazil branches, which have all consolidated travel needs in compliance with their own policies across offices in Latin America. “Summit 2014 sets innovative practices, which has proven to make corporate travel a data-driven industry, featuring our latest developments in online, mobile, reporting and expense management,” said Yannis Karmis, vice president of Corporate Solutions of Sabre. “Brazil is a focal point for global corporations, and technology has become the new norm when it comes to controlling travel spend. At Sabre we continue to see Brazil leading the adoption of software and IT, in benefit of supporting growing business travel and deliver the ultimate mobile business travel experience.” According to the most recent GBTA Business Travel Outlook for Latin America, business travel spending in the region is expected to grow 7 per cent in average through 2017. A projection driven by economic performance, travel productivity for corporations, increased travel supply, and competitive pricing. Among enhanced services Sabre has recently released are GetThere Visa Notifications, powered by CIBT, which integrates notification of visa requirements into the booking process, and expanded corporate hotels properties and discounts with HRS. Sabre is also scheduled to release its Sabre Virtual Payments solution for optimized payment processes in Brazil and rest of Latin America, in first quarter 2015. With more than a thousand of corporations already using Sabre’s corporate solutions in Brazil and other 14 Latin American countries, the latest capabilities to be showcased in Summit 2014 continue help travel managers optimize their spend, while delivering enhanced traveler experiences to their employees.