Sabre Enhances Cruise Tools with Addition of Cunard Line
SOUTHLAKE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2005--Sabre Travel Network, the Sabre Holdings business that connects travel suppliers and agents through the world's leading global distribution system (GDS), today announced that Cunard Line voyage inventory is now available to Sabre Connected travel agents in North America using Sabre CruiseDirector or the Sabre Cruise API. The addition of Cunard Line, a unit of Carnival Corporation, brings the number of cruise lines offered through Sabre's cruise shopping and booking tools to eleven.
Cunard will also be available in Sabre Cruises, Sabre's newest browser-based tool, in the upcoming enhanced version. Sabre's cruise tools offer travel agents quick and easy access to cruise lines' systems for real-time, shopping and booking, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The addition of Cunard Line gives agents the ability to increase their luxury ocean-going offerings with the prestigious Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2 liners.
"Distributing Cunard through the Sabre GDS to their agency network will provide those agents with an efficient and simple way to gain access to booking memorable vacations aboard our company's legendary ocean liners," said Jan Swartz, senior vice president of customer service and sales for Cunard Line.
"With the addition of Cunard, Sabre cruise tools provide agents even more customer service and revenue potential by providing more participating cruise lines with varied offerings," said Chris Kroeger, senior vice president, Sabre Travel Network, North America. "We are committed to our continued relationship with the Carnival Corporation as we increase the participation of Carnival Corporation brands in our industry-leading cruise booking tools."
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to the world's leading global distribution system (GDS). The Sabre GDS is a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects suppliers, including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 50,000 travel agency locations. Suppliers get access through one single connection; travel agents get real time access to thousands of travel products from multiple suppliers through one source integrated into their businesses; consumers get access to a global supermarket of the world's greatest travel possibilities.
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 (NYSE:TSG) connects people with the world's greatest travel possibilities by 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.
Sabre Travel Network, SabreCruises, Jurni Network, GetThere, Sabre Connected, Sabre CruiseDirector, and Sabre Cruise API are trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of Sabre Holdings Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
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