dnata Travel, the UAE’s longest standing travel agency, has signed a multiyear agreement with Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. The five-year deal will represent an extended, broader relationship between the two companies in the Middle East.
Under this agreement, dnata Travel Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Partner Network will continue to access Sabre’s portfolio of innovative technology and its intelligent platform Sabre Red 360, allowing it to harness more data, content and flexibility to differentiate its offering from more than 420 airlines, 750,000 hotel properties, and hundreds of tour operators, rail, car and cruise providers.
“Sabre’s global expertise, extensive knowledge and understanding of the dynamic global travel eco-system make it the partner of choice,” said Alan William, VP Air & Distribution Partnerships, dnata Travel. “We expect future collaboration on accelerated innovation, operational simplification and gains in digital user experience as a result of this expanded relationship.”
For many years, Sabre has provided a broad portfolio of technology and solutions to dnata Travel across the Middle East as well as key markets in Europe. This strategic agreement builds upon that history with new initiatives that expand their business and technological relationship and reinforces Sabre’s role as a key distribution partner for dnata.
“We are proud to build on this successful partnership with dnata Travel,” said Abdul Iyer, VP ME, Sabre Travel Network Middle East. “Our new agreement will deliver technology and solutions that fulfil latest industry trends such as NDC and virtual payments. dnata Travel has a strong strategy, and its roadmap to use the latest technologies to create a more personalized travel experience aligns completely with the investments Sabre is making to help agents deliver a more seamless traveler experience.”