Sabre Corporation has become the first marketplace to offer automated Round the World (RTW) and Circle Trip (CT) airfares – those that start and end in the same destination, but include more than one stop-over.
Developed in collaboration with global airline alliance, SkyTeam, and Airline Tariff Publishing Company (ATPCO), Sabre claims the new technology helps reduce administrative costs associated with updating and managing RTW products.
Previously, when booking multi-destination RTW itineraries for travellers, agents had to manually add up the prices of each segment of a passenger’s journey.
New Sabre technology automates this process, providing a complete fare price to the agent for the passenger’s entire journey. Agencies will also benefit from reduced Agency Debit Memo costs (ADMs), sent by airlines when there is a discrepancy between the fare offered and the airline’s published price. This new capability will be immediately available for SkyTeam’s Go Round the World (RTW) and Go Round Asia & Southwest Pacific fares.
Mauro Oretti, Vice President – Sales & Marketing from SkyTeam said: “Building an industry-approved, standardised framework for automated RTW fares has been much needed for some time, and that is why we are delighted to be working with Sabre to make this a reality. We are proud to be the first alliance to automate these types of fares for agents using the Sabre GDS. We know that our partners in the travel agent community appreciate automated faring, especially on tickets such as these, which is why we are pleased to make this a reality.”