Until now, travel agents had to manually calculate the prices of each segment of a passenger’s journey. But the new Sabre technology automates this process, providing a complete fare price to the agent for the passenger’s entire journey.
The tool is designed for itineraries that start and end in the same destination, but include more than one stop-over.
“Booking RTW tickets has been a pain point for airlines and agencies for some time, and a challenge we have been eager to help solve,” said Jeremy van de Klundert, managing director of Sabre Pacific.
“Using our latest technology and working alongside ATPCO (Airline Tariff Publishing Company) and SkyTeam, Sabre has established a new industry standard for purchasing RTW itineraries that makes it easier and more efficient for everyone involved. SkyTeam is a great first alliance to have on board and we fully expect this new standard to drive more RTW fares for carriers.”
The new solution will be immediately available for SkyTeam’s Go Round the World (RTW) and Go Round Asia & Southwest Pacific fares.