Profile: Sabre Corp (SABR.OQ)
26 Dec 2014
Sabre Corporation, incorporated on December 11, 2006, is a technology solutions provider to the global travel and tourism industry. The Company provides software and services to a range of travel suppliers and travel buyers. The Company through its Travel Network business, processes hundreds of millions of transactions annually, connecting travel suppliers, including airlines, hotels, car rental brands, rail carriers, cruise lines and tour operators, with travel buyers in a comprehensive travel marketplace. The Company operates through three business segments: Travel Network, Airline and Hospitality Solutions and Travelocity. The Company offers global distribution of travel content from approximately 125,000 travel suppliers to approximately 400,000 online and offline travel agents. To those agents, it offers a platform to shop, price, book and ticket comprehensive travel content in a transparent workflow. In September 2014, the Company acquired Genares.
The Company through its airline solutions business (Airline Solutions) and hospitality solutions business (Hospitality Solutions and, together with Airline Solutions, Airline and Hospitality Solutions) offer travel suppliers a suite of software solutions, ranging from airline and hotel reservations systems to high-value marketing and operations solutions, such as planning airline crew schedules, re-accommodating passengers during irregular flight operations and managing day-to-day hotel operations. These solutions allow its customers to market, distribute and sell their products more efficiently, manage their core operations, and deliver an enhanced travel experience. Through its complementary Travel Network and Airline and Hospitality Solutions businesses, it offers the broadest, end-to-end portfolio of technology solutions to the travel industry.
The Company’s portfolio of technology solutions has enabled them to become the technology provider in the travel industry. The Company is the global distribution systems (GDSs) provider in North America and also in higher growth markets such as Latin America and Asia Pacific (APAC). The Company has a portfolio of airline marketing and operations products across the solutions that it provides. In addition, the Company operates Travelocity, one of the recognizable brands in the online consumer travel e-commerce industry, which provides them with business insights into its broader customer base. Through its solutions, which span the breadth of the travel ecosystem, the Company has developed deep domain expertise. Its investment in Airline and Hospitality Solutions offerings has allowed to create a broad portfolio of value-added products for its travel supplier customers, ranging from reservations platforms to operations solutions typically delivered via scalable and flexible software-as-a-service (SaaS) and hosted platforms.
The Company enabled airlines to sell ancillary products like premium seats through the GDS, the first third-party provider to automate passenger reaccommodation during operational disruptions and the first GDS to launch a business-to-business (B2B) app marketplace for its travel agency customers that allows them to customize and augment its Travel Network platform. The Company’s SaaS and hosted technology platforms allows them to serve its customers primarily through a recurring, transaction-based revenue model based primarily on travel events such as air segments booked, passengers boarded (PBs) or other relevant metrics.
Travel Network is a global B2B travel marketplace and consists primarily of its GDS and integrates with its GDS to add value for travel suppliers and travel buyers. The Company’s GDS offers content from a broad array of travel suppliers, including approximately 400 airlines, 125,000 hotel properties, 30 car rental brands, 50 rail carriers, 16 cruise lines and 200 tour operators, to tens of thousands of travel buyers, including online and offline travel agencies, TMCs and corporate travel departments.
Airline and Hospitality Solutions
The Company’s Airline and Hospitality Solutions business offers a broad portfolio of software technology products and solutions, primarily through SaaS and hosted models, to approximately 225 airlines, 17,500 hotel properties and 700 other travel suppliers. Its software and systems applications help automate and optimize its customers’ business processes, including reservations systems, marketing tools, commercial planning solutions and enterprise operations tools.
Travelocity is the Company’s family of online consumer travel e-commerce businesses through which it provides travel content and booking functionality primarily for leisure travelers. In August 2013, Travelocity entered into an long-term strategic marketing agreement with Expedia which was recently amended and restated in March 2014 to reflect changed commercial terms (the Expedia SMA). Under the Expedia SMA, Expedia will power the technology platforms of Travelocity’s existing U.S. and Canadian Websites, as well as provide access to Expedia’s supply and customer service platforms. Additionally, Travelocity recently sold its Travelocity Partner Network (TPN) business, a B2B loyalty and private label Website offering, to Orbitz.
The Company competes with Amadeus, Hewlett-Packard, Unisys, Navitaire, Jeppesen , Lufthansa Systems, SITA, PROS, ITA Software, Datalex, Travelport, MICROS, TravelClick, Pegasus and Trust.
3150 SABRE DRIVE
SOUTHLAKE TX 76092
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- Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
- Dotcom darling Lastminute.com changes hands for $120 million
- Dotcom darling Lastminute.com changes hands for $120 mln
- BRIEF-Bravofly Rumbo Group makes binding offer to acquire lastminute.com from Sabre Corporation
- Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data