Global travel technology company Sabre Travel Network has signed a deal to add the Regus network of public video conferencing suites to its new Sabre Virtual Meetings portfolio.
Regus will open its network to Sabre Virtual Meetings for real-time access to 1,200 public video conferencing rooms in 550 cities.
Sabre Virtual Meetings’ GM Jeremy Stubbs says: “By building upon the Regus network, we’ll be able to offer travel buyers the most comprehensive resource for booking and connecting video conferencing rooms around the world.”
Andre Sharpe, Global Director of Product and Business Development for Regus, adds: “This ground-breaking agreement will help bring wider travel options and more agile decision making to both travellers and travel planners.”
Sabre Virtual Meetings will allow users to view conference room availability in real-time, review rates and features, and book meetings across geographic regions and enable travel buyers to reserve and schedule video conferencing rooms at the same time they book flights and hotels.
Sabre Travel Network Senior Vice-President for EMEA, Harald Eisenaecher, says online travel accounts for around one fifth of all travel bookings in EMEA, and is forecast to grow to a quarter of all bookings in the next four years.
“Travel agencies who want a piece of this growing pie need to have a clear online strategy, an understanding of new consumer behaviours, and the technology to convert online shoppers into bookers.
“We’ve done the hard work and developed the Sabre Web Booking Engine specifically for EMEA agencies, highlighting the commitment we have to serve this market,” he said.
The engine gives consumers access to real-time fares.
The news system replaces Sabre. Res which is being phased-out at the end of this year.
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