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Sabre Introduces Automated Faring
Sabre Introduces Automated Faring

Sabre has developed a new industry standard for the booking of fares for round-the-world and circle trips (those that begin and end in the same city). Travel agents booking multi-destination journeys will no longer need to manually add up the prices of each segment of a passenger’s journey.

ATA: Helping Ethnic Agencies
ATA: Helping Ethnic Agencies

Navigating the ins and outs of the travel agency business and all its technology can be complex under the best of circumstances. It’s tougher still for agents who live and work in North America and have English as their second language. Toronto-based ATA Travel Consortium helps ethnic travel agencies make the most of their business potential.

Amadeus Increases Its Market Share
Amadeus Increases Its Market Share

Amadeus’ GDS market share continued to grow in 2014. A fourth-quarter boost came from the migration of South Korea’s Topas distribution system to the Amadeus platform.

ARC Launches Tool to Reduce Debit Memos
ARC Launches Tool to Reduce Debit Memos

The Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) has launched Memo Analyzer, a tool that digs down into a travel agency’s debit memo patterns with a large agency group. The tool give travel agents a clearer picture of where debit memos are coming from.

Travelport: Optimistic About 2015
Travelport: Optimistic About 2015

Travelport is optimistic about its prospects for 2015. Its Rich Content and Branding, a component of its merchandising platform, now has live content from 51 airlines with another 38 in the pipeline. That means enhanced sales opportunities for travel agencies, the company says.

Sabre Introduces ‘Customer Personalization’ Solutions
Sabre Introduces ‘Customer Personalization’ Solutions

Sabre Corp. is rolling out three new “customer personalization” solutions. These will, among other things, promote ancillary growth by using personalized customer insights and detect changes to booking record and respond accordingly.

Partnership to Provide Airlines with Feedback on What Customers are Buying
Partnership to Provide Airlines with Feedback on What Customers are Buying

Farelogix, which is developing New Distribution Capability (NDC) solutions, has partnered with Triometric to provide airlines with instant feedback on what customers are buying and—just important—what they’re not buying. The goal is to make the shopping process more efficient and, ultimately, create better opportunities for travel agents, says Farelogix.

Sabre GDS: Positioned for Growth
Sabre GDS: Positioned for Growth

Sabre reported a net income of nearly $72 billion for 2014 in what its CEO called “a nice turnaround from 2013.” He says the company is well-positioned for growth this year.

Travelport Smartpoint Now Incorporates Leading-Edge Air Merchandising Solution

The newest version of Travelport’s Smartpoint desktop solution is available now. Packed with new features and functionality, including game-changing merchandising content and an ever-expanding range of airlines and ancillaries, Travelport Smartpoint makes it easier than ever to book travel for your customers.