Sabre Corporation, a technology provider to the global travel industry, has accelerated the evolution of its distribution and retailing technology by becoming International Air Transport Association (IATA) NDC Level 2 capable as an I.T. provider.
The bump to NDC level 2 has come several months earlier than planned. In October of this year, Sabre announced intentions to achieve Level 2 status as an I.T. provider by mid-2018. Achieving this status earlier advances the company's plans to lead the industry in enhancing the way airlines retail and distribute their products through an end-to-end NDC-enabled retailing solution.
Sabre is also certified as an NDC Level 1 aggregator, with plans on reaching Level 3 in 2018. Reaching Level 3 provides suppliers with flexible, new ways to connect, retail and distribute their products in the travel marketplace. Sabre's Global Distribution System and airline solutions I.T. already deliver an end-to-end retailing solution that works for both direct and indirect channels.
More than 225 airlines currently use Sabre's to decrease operational costs, increase profit and transform the way they serve travelers – including many of the world's largest carriers. Sabre’s software, data, and distribution solutions are also used by thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management.
Sabre also operates a global travel marketplace that processes more than $120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.
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