Sabre Travel clinches Abu Dhabi deal
Manama, October 26, 2010
Bahrain-based Sabre Travel Network Middle East said it has won a deal to provide the 'GetThere' corporate booking tool to Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada).
Musanada, which develops and manages cost-effective and responsive services for the government of Abu Dhabi, said this new agreement showcases both Musanada and the Abu Dhabi government’s desire to adopt innovative technologies, in order to be pioneers and leaders in their respective fields.
GetThere, the world’s leading travel and collaboration platform, will be provided by Sabre Travel in partnership with Alshamel Travel to Musanada, said a top official.
The agreement was awarded by Musanada as a result of the unique and combined strengths of both the GetThere solution and Alshamel’s service offering, Daniel Naoumovitch, CEO of Sabre Travel Network Middle East.
Musanada, he said, was one of a growing number of corporations in the Middle East to adopt corporate booking tools as companies look for travel program savings and efficiencies.
"Being selected by the Abu Dhabi government is a landmark achievement for Sabre and reinforces the strength of our product offering and our expertise in helping companies like Musanada create a more efficient travel program," Naoumovitch added.
Implemented by Sabre Travel, the GetThere solution will be tailored for Musanada to meet the specific needs of the government departments it serves, including integration of Musanda’s customer profile management system, tailoring the pre-trip approval process and customizing the look and feel of the product to appeal to travellers within each department.
Doran M Fanning, travel service manager, at Musanada, said, "We are really excited about this partnership and looking forward to use the Sabre GetThere Corporate Booking Tool being provided to us by Alshamel and Sabre Travel."
"Musanada strives for providing services and solutions that focus on efficiency, quality and customer satisfaction," the official added.
Partnering with such a technologically-advanced company like Sabre, and this combination of new service offerings coupled with industry leading products, matches our organizational objectives to meet the international best practice and our commitment to deliver excellence throughout our services,” Fanning added.
With 20 offices in 11 countries in the Middle East and the Levant region in addition to 15 training centres across the region, Sabre Travel Network Middle East is one of the leading GDS providers in world.-TradeArabia News Service