March 13, 2023
Reopening China: Sabre data indicates significant outbound travel rebound despite high air fares, as China begins to re-open to the world
With more than 166 million international trips booked by Chinese travelers in 2019, contributing over $245 billion to global tourism in the process, it is no wonder that the world has been watching, and waiting, for...
March 8, 2023
How airlines use artificial intelligence to unlock new revenue opportunities
Sabre in conversation with Air Serbia Sabre’s Bhaskara Guntreddy, Vice President Product Management, Offer Optimization, sat down with Jiří Marek, Chief Executive Officer of Air Serbia to discuss how personalized travel retailing is bringing new revenue opportunities to the...
March 6, 2023
Easy does it: the importance of seamless fulfilment in a modern retailing world
In our airline strategy guide, we explored how Sabre’s vision is to provide airlines with a flexible offer and order ecosystem that intelligently enables them to retail and distribute a broad choice of tailored offers across any channel. Orders can be fulfilled...
February 27, 2023
Non-personalization: the key to retailing success for airlines?
Ice-climbing, high-altitude mountaineering, whitewater kayaking, backcountry skiing, ultra-endurance running and mountain biking are just a few of the activities I enjoy during my free time. It would be easy for those who don’t know me to...
February 16, 2023
Stuck in the middle seat: how agencies can take control of their future
Travelers dread the middle seat on a plane – they avoid it at all costs despite airline lotteries enticing passengers to choose it. The seemingly unfortunate position that passengers find themselves in has similarities to travel agencies...
February 15, 2023
Where will NDC take you in 2023?
The highlights Sabre helps customers operate smarter, create new value, and improve traveler experience by increasing flexibility and efficiency. IATA New Distribution Capability (NDC) is a key enabler of these priorities. American Airlines NDC is coming to...
February 3, 2023
Necessity is the mother of invention
I’ve always been fascinated by technology, even from a young age. I grew up in Eastern Europe, in what was then Czechoslovakia, and as a teenager at boarding school I loved nothing more than spending my...
February 2, 2023
Is the NDC juice worth the squeeze?
I recently sat down with industry commentator and CEO of Agentivity, Riaan van Schoor, to discuss the current state of New Distribution Capability (NDC) adoption in the industry. In the 20-minute interview, we covered how NDC...
January 31, 2023
Research and development in travel
“What is research but a blind date with knowledge?” — Will Harvey, American software developer and entrepreneur At its core, research and development (R&D) is the generation of new knowledge. The term encompasses activities by which companies, governments...
January 31, 2023
Choice: why more is sometimes less
In our airline strategy paper, we explored how Sabre’s end-vision is to provide airlines of all sizes with a flexible offer and order ecosystem that intelligently enables them to retail and distribute a broad choice of tailored offers across any channel....
January 10, 2023
Winner winner chicken dinner! How data science and experimentation can help airlines beat the odds
We’ve all heard the saying ‘the house always wins’. In a casino, the games are designed so that the house (i.e., the casino owners) will always net a profit, regardless of the successes of the patrons....
December 7, 2022
Soaring travel booking confidence, emerging destinations, and the top 10 global places to travel for the festive season – as revealed in Sabre’s year-end travel report
With the big festive getaway about to begin, new bookings insights revealed by Sabre show improving travel confidence and the emerging festive destinations of choice for global travelers. Sabre analytics reveal that booking windows for the...
November 21, 2022
3 lessons from Star Wars that point to the future of travel retailing
Few movies have achieved iconic status and stood the test of time quite as well as Star Wars. In fact, the Star Wars franchise, created by George Lucas in the 1970s, is one of the most...
November 17, 2022
Delivering software faster – Is Bazel the best build tool for monorepos?
Part 3 of 5By: Dan Cohn, Sabre Labs One of the main reasons to develop software in a monorepo is for ease of reuse – not just source code reuse but also the community use of linters,...
November 10, 2022
Customer segmentation for airline marketing
At the AGIFORS (Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies) meeting that I recently attended in Toulouse, revenue management executives at two major airlines asked me: “What is the best way to segment...
October 31, 2022
Video: Accelerating transformation and innovation with Google and Sabre Labs | Episode 5
Welcome to the fifth episode of Explore The Future of Corporate Travel, a video series that dives into the main challenges business travel consultants are facing today and how TMC technology can address them. While there is little doubt...