Sabre and Expedia, Inc., report expanding their global technology partnership into Asia. Expedia’s online business in Singapore and Malaysia is now powered by Sabre’s technology, providing online shoppers with some of the broadest and most competitively-priced travel options in the region, Sabre says.
The expanded agreement allows Expedia to tap into a wide range of technology services from Sabre, including its online fare search technology and access to global travel supplier content from both Sabre and Abacus, a leading global distribution provider (GDS) in Asia, partly owned by Sabre.
Greg Schulze, SVP Global Tour & Transport, Expedia, Inc., said, “Sabre is a long-standing global partner who has played an important role in helping us grow our scale around the world. Our partnership in Asia is driven by a mutual desire to provide consumers exactly what they want – access to well-priced travel options, accessible anywhere and everywhere.”
Greg Webb, President of Sabre Travel Network said, “We have large teams around the world whose only job is to obsess over our low fare search algorithms. And they work with partners like Expedia to continuously bring all this technology to the marketplace so consumers always get the best search results. Agencies in Asia tend to be early adopters of technology so it’s perfect for Sabre, Abacus and Expedia to work together to bring emerging technologies to willing travelers.”
Sabre and Expedia established their partnership in 2005 in North America, and have since expanded into Latin America and now Asia, Sabre notes.