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Sabre signs distribution deal with Qatar Airways 

The partnership will allow the airline to reach a network of more than 425,000 travel agents

Qatar Airways and Sabre Corporation, a software and technology company powering the global travel industry, have signed a new distribution deal that will provide long-term access to tickets through the Sabre travel marketplace.

Offers created by Qatar Airways will be distributed through Sabre’s new distribution capability (NDC), which provides a consistent end-to-end workflow that integrates within established agency operations. Sabre’s technology will enable Qatar Airways to effectively market and sell its roster of fares globally through the Sabre marketplace, reaching a network of more than 425,000 travel agents and processing over US$120 billion in estimated travel spend.

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Roshan Mendis, Sabre Travel chief commercial officer of Solutions said: “A new approach to retail is required in order to respond to the personalised service and enhanced flexibility that travellers expect. Sabre is committed to supporting Qatar Airways in enhancing its retailing capabilities by enabling the airline to distribute personalised offers through our marketplace to corporations and travel agencies around the world. Collaboration will be crucial in travel’s recovery, so I’m proud that we are now finalising a long-term, sustainable agreement with Qatar Airways that is beneficial for all parties in the travel ecosystem.”

Qatar Airways chief commercial officer Thierry Antinori added: “Working collaboratively is pivotal to our reputation as a trusted and reliable business partner for both customers flying Qatar Airways, and the travel agencies that serve them.”

For more information, visit www.sabre.com

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