SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Travel Network, the Sabre
Holdings business that connects travel suppliers and agents through the
world's leading global distribution system (GDS), announced today the global
release of a newly enhanced automated solution that further simplifies
complicated negotiated fare contracts.
With the automated solution, airlines file published fares and rules via
Airline Tariff Publishing Company (ATPCo) using the Category 25 Fare by Rule
process to attach corporate discount formulas and client-specific fare rules
to the fares they file. The Sabre GDS then accepts the ATPCo Fare by Rule
feeds, automatically calculating the appropriate fare.
"We are committed to providing quality fare information, enhancing
efficiency for agents and guaranteeing fares that are auto-priced and auto-
ticketed in the Sabre GDS," said John Stow, president of Sabre Travel Network.
"This development allows more accurate and quicker filings, decreasing the
agent workload and the presence of human error."
The process virtually eliminates discrepancies caused by manual input of
the rules because there is no interpretation, just automation. The
development also minimizes travel agency debit memos, gives agents access to
the most current negotiated fares, and provides integration with all Sabre
Travel Network productivity tools, such as Bargain Finder Plus and Flight
The streamlined, automated solution allows the use of a corporate
ID/account code for any fare or passenger type and the ability to price a zero
percent discount that includes a ticket designator. Upon filing by the
airlines, the fares are instantly accessible, enabling agents to use special
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to the
world's leading global distribution system (GDS) enabling agents at more than
53,000 agency locations worldwide to be travel experts. The Sabre GDS, the
first system to connect the buyers and sellers of travel, today includes more
than 400 airlines, approximately 60,000 hotels, 41 car rental companies, nine
cruise lines, 35 railroads and 220 tour operators. Key brands of Sabre Travel
Network include GetThere, the leading Web-based corporate travel reservation
technology, and Jurni Network, the unique leisure travel agency consortium
that enables members to sell more products from preferred travel suppliers
using sophisticated market intelligence.
Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE: TSG) is a world leader in travel
commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology
solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is
available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com .
SOURCE Sabre Travel Network