Quoting and booking ’round the world’ tickets just got a whole lot simpler, with Sabre’s new automated booking system.
The technology provider teamed up with airline alliance, SkyTeam and the Airline Tariff Publishing Company to launch a new standard for purchasing Round the World (RTW) and Circle Trip (CT) airfares.
Until now, when booking multi-destination RTW itineraries for travellers, agents had to manually add up the prices of each segment of a passenger’s journey.
New Sabre technology automates this process, providing a complete fare price to the agent.
The new automated system applies to tickets that start and end in the same destination, but include more than one stop-over.
Sabre’s MD for the Pacific, Jeremy van de Klundert said the new industry standard reduces administrative costs associated with updating and managing the RTW products.
“Booking RTW tickets has been a pain-point for airlines and agencies for some time, and a challenge we have been eager to help solve.”
Jeremy van de Klundert, Sabre Pacific MD
“Using our latest technology and working alongside ATPCO and SkyTeam, Sabre has established a new industry standard for purchasing RTW itineraries that makes it easier and more efficient for everyone involved.”
This new capability is already available on SkyTeam’s Go Round the World (RTW) and Go Round Asia & Southwest Pacific fares.
Currently, it is only available for SkyTeam members such as Delta Air Lines, AeroMexico, Air France, Alitalia, Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines and China Airlines.
“Building an industry-approved, standardised framework for automated RTW fares has been much needed for some time, and that is why we are delighted to be working with Sabre to make this a reality.”
Mauro Oretti, SkyTeam Vice President – Sales & Marketing
“We are proud to be the first alliance to automate these types of fares for agents using the Sabre GDS. We know that our partners in the travel agent community appreciate automated faring, especially on tickets such as these, which is why we are pleased to make this a reality.”
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