Sabre leveraged ITB Berlin 2017 to promote the “Sabre Red Workspace” (pictured), a configurable agent workspace, which, according to Sabre, provides unprecedented flexibility.
All of an agent’s travel reservations and management needs are delivered directly into their work flow.It allows one to book air, car and hotel through an enhanced display, shop using a low fare calendar matrix for flexible dates, search for non/off airport locations for car bookings, or (an agent favourite): email travel itinerary options right within the workflows.
Meanwhile, Sabre Corporation also announced during ITB Berlin that it was entering into an expanded agreement to make The Hertz Corporation’s full inventory of car rental rates, including those available via Hertz. com and its mobile app, available to more than 425,000 travel agents, hundreds of corporations and the world’s largest online travel agencies powered by Sabre’s APIs. A longstanding user of Sabre’s e-commerce technology, The Hertz Corporation chose Sabre as the first GDS provider to distribute its worldwide rental vehicle inventory – including Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Fire y brands – to shop and book by travel agents, business travellers and online travel agency (OTA) websites using Sabre technology.
With the renewed agreement, The Hertz Corporation is now positioned to market and offer its global car rental inventory through the Sabre travel marketplace, including popular prepay options previously available only on Hertz.com. The strategic collaboration will benefit Sabre-connected travel agents with a global network of car rental pickup locations, and additional payment options to shop and book one of the world’s largest vehicle eets.
“Sabre and Hertz have reached a landmark agreement that will maximise retailing opportunities through a mix of digital channels,” said Traci Mercer, SVP of hotel, car, cruise and rail in Sabre Travel Network. “We continue to offer Hertz seamless connectivity to the largest travel agency network, and making full content available will expand their brands’ footprint and enable additional sales opportunities to travellers through our technology.”