Features empower travel professionals with air, hotel, and green travel data
Southlake, TX – Oct. 6, 2008 – Answering the growing need for business travel professionals to access timely and relevant business intelligence, Sabre today released additional reporting features through its Traveler Security and Data Suite (TSDS). The new reports enable users to better manage supplier tracking, aide in negotiations and monitor policy compliance.
These reporting enhancements supplement an already robust reporting suite introduced with TSDS’ launch in 2007. The five specific new reports can be run ad-hoc or automatically scheduled to help customers in managing carbon emissions reporting, air market share and hotels. The new reports include:
- Air market share summary – for selected origins and destinations, provide a summary report of market share and segment counts for the top four carriers
- Air market share trend – for a single origin and destination, provide month-over-month, quarter-over-quarter or year-over-year market share trends for the top four carriers
- Hotel rate summary – provide the average nightly rate, number of days and total spend per city
- Air carbon emissions summary – view total air segments and CO2 emissions by tons or kilograms
- Air carbon emission segment O&D summary – view a summary of total air segments and CO2 emissions broken down by segment origin and destination
These new reports are available today to travel agencies using Sabre in North and South America and 12 countries in Europe. Corporations using Sabre and GetThere® together also have access to TSDS reporting.
For strategic planning purposes, TSDS users can now run reports and trend up to three years of historical data, as well as ticketed and un-ticketed pre-trip data. This type of data affords travel procurement professionals opportunities to identify cost saving opportunities via supplier management and/or policy enforcement.
“The current economic climate puts a premium on data. These enhancements help equip travel managers with the information they need to influence both travelers and executives on tactics to maximize travel spend,” said Greg Webb, chief marketing officer of Sabre. “By tracking and trending travel data with these new TSDS reports, procurement professionals can proactively manage their programs and benchmark their success with proven metrics.”
For example, the new air market share summary report provides historical and advance bookings over multiple origins and destinations, facilitating better management of vendor performance and delivering real-time accurate data for supplier negotiations. Using actionable intelligence, corporations can alter online booking displays in order to shift share in particular markets and meet negotiated goals.
Corporations focused on sustainability gain from new carbon emission reporting now available via TSDS. Leveraging the power of the data available through Sabre and acknowledged calculation best practices, companies can accurately gauge their carbon footprint based on their air travel.
Sabre’s consulting group devised the methodology for the new calculator, following guidelines established by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and ICAO, as well as data and models from the FAA and Eurocontrol. It is enriched by using carrier-specific and equipment data available to Sabre as an airline technology provider and GDS.
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 55,000 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; Nexion, a host agency; SynXis, for hotel reservation management, distribution and technology services; E-site marketing, specializing in online business solutions exclusively for the hospitality industry TRAMS, mid- and back-office solutions and marketing services for travel agencies; and ClientBase Marketing Services, a marketing promotions services for leisure travel agencies. Sabre Travel Network also markets TripTailor Vacations, 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.