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 Finder. 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 fares immediately. 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