Publish Date : 18-Aug-2012
Sabre Travel Network, a global technology company serving travel agencies and suppliers, has extended an agreement with AviancaTaca to distribute its fares, schedules and ancillaries to agencies and corporations using the Sabre global distribution system (GDS).
The agreement provides Sabre access to Avianca, TACA, and Aerogal’s full content to the more than 350,000 global points of sale for travel agents using Sabre, as well as for companies using GetThere.
“AviancaTaca has become a major player in Latin America, having been recently named a Star Alliance member, and it’s important to make available its competitive flight offering for our travel agencies and corporate customers,” said Jay Jones, senior vice president for Sabre Travel Network in the Americas. “Through continued investment in technology and service, Sabre is committed to facilitate a transparent travel marketplace including AviancaTaca as one of the leading airlines group in the Americas”.
Agents will continue to take advantage of electronic ticketing and seat capabilities at the time of booking, both offered in direct collaboration with the airlines.
Gustavo Cadavid, Vice President Revenue Management & Distribution, AviancaTacasaid: “We are pleased to renew our agreement with Sabre, as it will continue to provide us with an important access tool for travel agencies and companies around the world. Our services will be enhanced with the use of efficient merchandising to travel agencies and corporate customers in the Sabre GDS”.
With this renewal AviancaTaca and its subsidiary companies are among an approximate of 400 airlines, including other regional network carriers as AeroMéxico, Aerolíneas Argentinas and LAN Airlines, utilizing the Sabre GDS to sell their service and products.
AviancaTaca is a holding company formed in 2010 by the merger of Avianca, TACA Airlines, and further growth incorporated Aerogal. AviancaTaca operates a wide route network in the Americas and Europe, and is a leading company in Latin America.
Sabre Travel Network provides technology to the travel industry. It operates the world’s largest travel marketplace, connecting travel buyers and sellers through the Sabre global distribution system (GDS). Its innovative technology connects 350,000 travel agents to more than 400 airlines, 100,000 hotels, 25 car rental brands, 50 rail providers, 14 cruise lines and other global travel suppliers. More than $100 billion of travel is purchased through this channel annually.
Sabre Travel Network is part of Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company serving the world’s largest industry travel and tourism.