Sabre Corporation has announced Business Travel Services, the new corporate hotel booking solution with three additional features. The service will be available in Summer 2019.
The new consolidated solution provides hoteliers with easy-to-use tools with time-saving automation and simplified processes; access to industry insights and expert guidance; and unlimited access to travel management companies and consortia partners – all in one place.
The consolidated Business Travel Services solution suite will consist of three historically separate elements that connect both sides of the corporate market:
Nexus platform – A system of record for hotel groups, used to manage all corporate contracts, sales performance and planning across teams and properties.
Sabre Hotel RFP – An exclusive lead-generation tool that manages corporate business travel for more than 2,700 of the most travelled companies in the world. Corporate travel buyers make bids for properties to accept.
Consortia Services – A tool that provides access and services to hotels looking to complete submissions to the top 30 consortia programs.
“There was a need for a more holistic approach”
Clinton Anderson, president of Sabre Hospitality Solutions, said: “As we listened to customers, it was clear there was a need for a more holistic approach to corporate hotel bookings. By combining our existing offerings and collaborating with IHG to further develop this solution suite, we will provide hoteliers, from enterprise to independent, the opportunity to make their rates available to a much broader audience.”
InterContinental Hotels Group will be one of the first hotel companies to use the new solution, and IHG’s feedback will further shape the future of the tool.
Derek DeCross, IHG’s SVP Global Sales, said: “IHG has a long history of digital and technological innovation and we’re currently rolling out our own hotel management tool, IHG Concerto, which allows us to partner with a range of solution providers. So, choosing to work with Sabre as an early adopter of their new Business Travel Services solution suite will ensure we can make all the benefits of IHG Concerto available to consortia and corporate travel partners too.”
“Enhance usability, satisfaction, loyalty and revenue”
“Together we will be able to provide a more seamless service to customers and guests, designed to enhance usability, satisfaction, loyalty and revenue. As one of the first companies to use Sabre’s consolidated solution suite, we look forward to providing input to Sabre to influence the corporate booking space moving forward,” he added.