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Sabre Provides An Early Look At Its New Agency Desktop

Sabre will begin upgrading travel agents to the new solution early next year. 

Sabre CEO To Step Down At End Of Year

Tom Klein plans to resign from his post as president and chief executive officer and from the board of directors on Dec. 31. 

ARC Offers New, Improved Business Intelligence Solutions

The new version of Agency BI aims to provide travel agencies with a consolidated view of ticketing data and peer benchmark comparisons to measure performance across their business operations.

Amadeus Rolls Out ‘Total’ Cruise Booking Tool, And It’s Free

Amadeus said it will help agents increase revenues by outlining higher-priced options in an easy-to-use guide.

Don’t Cut Agents Out Of ‘Hotel-Direct’ Rates, Analyst Urges

Yes, direct bookings are growing—but the GDS channel is growing 60% faster.

Allianz Introduces Upgraded Smartphone App; Info And Assistance At A Tap

Travel insurance and travel assistance provider Allianz Global Assistance has launched Version 2.0 of its TravelSmart phone app for travelers, adding real-time flight information, important medical resources, international emergency numbers, access to travel insurance information and one-touch dialing to reach travel assistance and customer service.

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Tip of the Day

Start to plan to sell your agency at least two years prior to the transaction. Key to maximizing value is to have solid books and records, so make sure yours are in order.

 

Bob Sweeney
Founder and CEO of Innovative Travel Acquisitions

Daily Top List

Best Places For The 4th Of July Fireworks In NYC

1. Output

2. Brooklyn Bridge Park/Brooklyn Heights Promenade

3. South Street Seaport

4. Pod 39 Hotel Rooftop

5. One World Observatory

6. Clipper City/Shearwater

7. The Standard, East Village

Source: Condé Nast Traveler