Sabre Adds Aggregator Content To New Lodging Solution
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Sabre Corporation has announced agreements with Bedsonline, TravelBound and the Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) to make their content available in the upcoming Sabre Content Services for Lodging, a solution that integrates multiple sources of content.
Sabre says these agreements will establish a critical mass of new opportunities for GDS consumers and buyers. Bedsonline brings a portfolio of more than 170,000 properties in 120 countries, while TravelBound reaches customers in 190 countries and offers unique experiences from more than 50,000 hotels. EAN delivers access to more than 350,000 properties worldwide.
“Having aggregator content integrated with traditional GDS hotel content makes travel agents and corporate booking tool providers more efficient, effective and confident in the increased depth and breadth of lodging offerings they are able to bring to their travellers,” said Traci Mercer, SVP of lodging, ground, and sea for Sabre Travel Network.
Launching later this year, the first market release of Sabre Content Services for Lodging will deliver over 900,000 property options from both the Sabre GDS and non-GDS sources such as aggregators, redistributors and agency-sourced hotel content.
Sabre says the new lodging solution will allow a more seamless shopping experience that will display the new content at the room and rate level, side-by-side, for more efficient comparison.
The new lodging solution will include the capabilities of Sabre APIs and will be incorporated into Sabre Red Workspace, GetThere and TripCase.
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