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5 ways to enjoy a budget-friendly trip for the Christmas and New Year

The Christmas and New Year holidays are upon us again. It is here and most travel enthusiasts have already gone to their different travel destinations to have a swelling time. If you are yet to go, no problem. Christmas is still two days away and you still have NINE DAYS to plan and prepare for the New Year. So, in our article today, we shall take a look at how to enjoy a budget-friendly trip for the Christmas and New Year periods and spend the festive period with our families...

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How to Choose the Right Travel Technology Partner (II)

In the previous article, we examined the importance of choosing a travel technology partner with their own strategic partnerships that complement and enhance the value they provide to the customers they support. You can read it here. Today, we will conclude this series by showing you how to choose a travel technology partner that understands your challenges and is committed to helping you achieve your travel program objectives. A partner that understands that one size does not fit all when it comes to corporate travel programs, offering configuration controls and...

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How to Choose the Right Travel Technology Partner

As a travel agency, there are dozens of travel technology providers to choose from, which often makes the process of finding the right partner difficult. Especially when you are trying to identify a partner that can support your near-term goals and help you maximize value well into the future. Today, the travel industry is continuously evolving with emerging technologies and market disruption, which is forcing constant transformation. Interestingly, modern travel solutions that answer today’s needs may not support tomorrow’s requirements. One needs to feel confident that their travel technology partner...

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Why you should use an Airline Internet Booking Engine

Before the advent of the Internet Booking Engine, especially until the 1950s, reservations in the airline industry were made in manual systems at a centralized reservation center. This center was a room filled with groups of people with physical cards that represented an inventory, otherwise called, a seat on an airplane. In the late 1950s, American Airlines wanted a system that would allow real-time access to flight details in all of its offices, including the integration and automation of its booking and ticketing processes. Thus in 1952, it introduced an...

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Understanding Sabre City Pair Availability

City Pair Availability (CPA) or Air Schedule is the display of flight times and seats offered between a specific city pair. In other words, the CPA displays flight information for air transportation offered between two cities. Thus, all participating carriers’ availability is displayed equally and are all subject to the same display factors. City pair availability may be made up to 331 days in advance. Using City Pair Availability It is used by travel agents on a daily basis to view flights operated by various carriers. Agents must use the...

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How to create a PNR on Sabre GDS System

Booking Records are essential for reservations through a GDS like Sabre. On the Sabre GDS system, these booking records are called PNRs (Passenger Name Records). In case you missed our last post on How to Navigate the Sabre Red Workspace, you can read everything here. What is PNR? A PNR is an acronym for Passenger Name Record. It contains all the necessary information for a client’s reservation. A PNR contains both mandatory and optional fields relevant to the type of travel it is being booked for. It is related to...

Navigating the Sabre Red Workspace

Before we continue with navigating the Sabre Red Workspace, we believe, at this juncture, you’d have no problem signing in to the Sabre System. However, if you have a challenge in doing that, you can quickly go through the post by clicking here. Now, the Sabre Red Workspace offers you great features and functionalities that increase your effectiveness and efficiency with clients. It is an agent-booking portal built on a platform that is focused on delivering the greatest experience for you through optimized technology. In this post, we’ll show you...