Articles tagged “sabre”

Sabre to Buy Farelogix for $360 Million to Help Airlines Sell Better

Sabre to Buy Farelogix for $360 Million to Help Airlines Sell Better

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre allegedly tried to kill smaller rival Farelogix years ago. But now there's peace in the valley. Farelogix's merchandising and direct connection technology will plug a gap in Sabre's offering and could accelerate the travel tech giant's growth.

5 days ago

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New Skift Insights Deck: Building a Diversified Distribution Strategy for The Modern Hotel

New Skift Insights Deck: Building a Diversified Distribution Strategy for The Modern Hotel

Sabre + Skift

Today’s hoteliers are grappling with complicated questions about distribution and marketing strategy. What’s the right mix of direct and in-direct? Where should they spend their marketing dollars? How do they create e-commerce experiences that keep visitors on their website? Our new insights deck tries to provide some answers.

2 weeks ago

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Digital Has Helped Airlines Innovate, But There’s Still a Long Way to Go

Digital Has Helped Airlines Innovate, But There’s Still a Long Way to Go

Sabre + Skift

The digital transformation that the airline industry has undergone in recent years has helped fuel a customer-centric approach. But there’s still opportunity for improvement as far as behind-the-scenes tech infrastructure goes.

2 weeks ago

Sabre Looks for Efficiencies With Cloud Migration on Track

Sabre Looks for Efficiencies With Cloud Migration on Track

Sean O'Neill, Skift

CEO Sean Menke has turned around Sabre's performance since coming on board in 2017. No wonder investors have bid up the travel technology company's share price since then.

3 weeks ago

Video: Sabre CEO Believes Airlines Can Get More Creative With Fees

Video: Sabre CEO Believes Airlines Can Get More Creative With Fees

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Sabre CEO Sean Menke is right when he says consumers want the ability to comparison shop before they make travel plans. But his ideas about making airline fees more complicated — and lucrative — might not be so popular.

2 months ago

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Why Next-Generation Airline Retailing is No Longer a Futuristic Talking Point

Why Next-Generation Airline Retailing is No Longer a Futuristic Talking Point

Sabre + Skift

Next-generation airline retailing is just around the corner, and early-adopters are well on their way to reaping the benefits.

2 months ago

Air Canada Begins Using a New Way to Distribute Fares to Partners

Air Canada Begins Using a New Way to Distribute Fares to Partners

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New technologies, practices, and vendors are emerging to help airlines distribute their airfares. The new landscape is complex. But Air Canada's latest effort reveals at least one part of the emerging picture.

3 months ago

Why Hotels Envy Airlines When It Comes to Managing Revenue

Why Hotels Envy Airlines When It Comes to Managing Revenue

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The revenue management industry picked an odd time to have an identity crisis, given the opportunity for additional profit that new rate-setting and distribution software could bring.

3 months ago

Travel Agents Get a Dose of the Sharing Economy Through Sabre Deal With Booking

Travel Agents Get a Dose of the Sharing Economy Through Sabre Deal With Booking

Paul Biasco, Skift

This move signals Sabre's eagerness to remain a powerhouse for travel agents in a changing landscape where alternative lodging, driven by the popularity of Airbnb, takes off. Come 2019, Sabre aims to be more of a one-stop shop for agents. Some agents applaud the move; others couldn't care less.

3 months ago

Sabre Agrees to Pilot New Technologies With American Airlines and Other Travel Giants

Sabre Agrees to Pilot New Technologies With American Airlines and Other Travel Giants

Sean O'Neill, Skift

After years of friction, Sabre and corporate travel giants American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit, and Flight Centre, have agreed to work together to test what new distribution methods might look like. Questions of who will pay what have been postponed.

3 months ago

Sabre Sees Gains After Tech Investment Turnaround

Sabre Sees Gains After Tech Investment Turnaround

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Think of travel tech giant Sabre as being like an orchestra. CEO Sean Menke has been like a conductor replacing lead players and changing the tune. So far, investors like what they hear.

4 months ago

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Truly Intelligent Airline Retailing Needs to go Beyond Customer Segmentation

Truly Intelligent Airline Retailing Needs to go Beyond Customer Segmentation

Sabre + Skift

Let’s face it –– airlines aren’t known for their infrastructure innovations. But applying new, intelligent technology infrastructures can bring them into the modern world and allow them to provide their customers with the right offer, at the right time, at the right price.

4 months ago