SOUTHLAKE, Texas--()--As part of its ongoing commitment and investment in mobile, Sabre announced today a new set of TripCase services and features that will help Sabre agency customers offer travelers the most robust, intuitive and easy-to-use mobile platform available. In an industry-first move, Sabre has integrated TripCase into its global distribution system (GDS), allowing any trip booked through Sabre channels to automatically flow into TripCase.
“Mobile devices and apps have emerged as the fastest growing business tool for travelers today”
“Mobile devices and apps have emerged as the fastest growing business tool for travelers today,” said John Samuel, senior vice president of Sabre Traveler Solutions. “Mobile services have become table stakes for any business serving travelers – that includes travel agencies. A strong mobile solution is critical for any travel management company looking to grow and succeed in the next three to five years.”
TripCase is the only consumer mobile and web solution to be integrated into a global distribution system, giving 350,000 Sabre-connected travel agents the ability to offer travelers automatic access to real-time updates and relevant trip information.
“The services we are offering through TripCase give travel agencies the robust, intelligent and relevant tools that they need to meet travelers’ expectations, especially those all important business travelers who are more likely to rely upon mobile services and information – before, during and after the trip,” Samuel continued.
Globally, Sabre processes approximately 40 percent of all GDS air bookings, giving millions of travelers instant access to their trip information via their smart phone or tablet. Because TripCase synchronizes with Sabre, trip details will automatically update to reflect the latest changes. TripCase users will receive relevant messages on their mobile device, including critical flight messaging on day of travel, security notices, gate changes, weather delay updates and other valuable information.
Along with the integration into the Sabre system, the company is releasing additional tools that will help agencies better serve customers on the road. Travel agencies can use TripCase to send co-branded confirmation emails to travelers, and deliver traveler documents including e-tickets and e-invoices in more than 20 languages. Additionally, travelers using TripCase can easily contact their travel agents from anywhere in the world through the ‘click to call’ and ‘click to email’ capability.
In 2011, Sabre announced plans to integrate mobile capabilities from Sabre Virtually There and GetThere Mobile into TripCase, giving travelers a complete on-the-go travel management app, and travel management companies an enterprise mobile solution that integrates with the critical systems they use daily. The new solutions announced today complete the full integration of Sabre mobile capabilities into TripCase. Sabre will launch additional mobile capabilities for several customer segments later this year.
Sabre Holdings is a global travel technology company, serving the world’s largest industry – travel and tourism. We provide software to travel agencies, corporations, travelers, airlines, hotels, car, rail, cruise and tour operator companies through our four businesses: Sabre Airline Solutions, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Sabre Travel Network and Travelocity (including lastminute.com and Zuji).
By delivering innovative travel technology, we make the world a better place. Our innovative technology is used by more than a billion people around the world to plan, book and get to their destination at a time and price that's right for them. We work behind the scenes to make the world a better place, one journey at a time.
Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, Sabre has approximately 10,000 employees in 60 countries around the world. It has large development and customer care centers in the United States, Argentina, India, Philippines, Poland and Uruguay. Sabre has won numerous awards for being a top employer and corporate citizen in Argentina, Brazil, India, Mexico, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Sabre is privately owned by Texas Pacific Group (TPG) and Silver Lake Partners.